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Oracle Sets Date for Database In-Memory Release
The Oracle Database In-Memory is Oracle’s answer to the in-memory database race that has been heating up over the last couple of years. Oracle Database In

hardware column  will run on all hardware supported by Oracle Database 12c. The timing and not so subtle messaging of the announcement— only a few days after SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 conference—shows that Oracle is not going to allow the upstart database vendor SAP to take any more wind out of its sails. Oracle Database In-Memory has been long anticipated, and with its release, Oracle plans to overtake the competition for in-memory database installations over the next twelve months. However, SAP has a big head start

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