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Oracle speeds into the future at OpenWorld

By James Harper, Oracle Database Consultant at RDB Consulting Big data is a big deal, so it’s no surprise that the focus of the recent Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco was on big data and in-memory computing, starting with Larry Ellison’s keynote and running as a theme through all the sessions I attended. Oracle has created a brilliant in-memory architecture that can crunch 7 billion records a second. The shift to in-memory technology will speed databases up by as much as 100 times, and “things that used to take hours can now be done in...

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