100x Faster DB Queries

23 09 2013

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/09/23/0939214/oracle-prom+ises-100x-faster-db-queries-with-new-in-memory-option

Oracle Promises 100x Faster DB Queries With New In-Memory Option
Posted by timothy on Monday September 23, 2013 @06:00AM
from the now-report-back-on-the-double dept.

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes"ZDNet reports that Oracle’s Larry Elison kicked off Oracle OpenWorld 2013 promising a 100x speed-up querying OTLP database or data warehouse batches by means of a ‘dual format’ for both row and column in-memory formats for the same data and table. Using Oracle’s ‘dual-format in-memory database’ option, every transaction is recorded in row format simultaneously with writing the same data into a columnar database. ‘This is pure in-memory columnar technology,’ said Ellison, explaining that means no logging and very little overhead on data changes while the CPU core scans local in-memory columns. Ellison followed up with the introduction of Oracle’s new M6-32 ‘Big Memory Machine,’ touted to be the fastest in-memory machine in the world, hosting 32 terabytes of DRAM memory and up to 384 processor cores with 8-threads per core."

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