Big Data Getting In-Memory Performance Boost: A Tech Round-Up

As Big Data evolves into a more accessible, multi-dimensional mainstream technology, its tools are getting a big performance boost by incorporating in-memory computing.
Big Data and in-memory computing have been around for years but are relatively new trends when compared to more traditional data-related technologies such as relational database management systems (RDBMS). In fact, SQL Server, the granddaddy RDBMS, is only getting built-in in-memory capabilities with the upcoming 2014 release. The importance of increasing computing performance by bypassing disk I/O and taking advantage of falling RAM costs is not lost on Microsoft, which touts those built-in in-memory capabilities first and foremost in its SQL Server 2014 marketing.

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