By Joshua Greenbaum, Enterprise Applications Consulting

The current market attention around in-memory database technology is focused on the possibility that this technology is poised to disrupt key processes in the enterprise by supporting the analysis of unheard-of amounts of data at millisecond speeds. But is in-memory database technology merely one of many enabling technologies that provide a platform for innovation, as opposed to being the innovation itself? This paper covers the results of research into this question and comes to a very interesting conclusion.