In-Memory Data Management

Technology and Applications

Authors: Plattner, Hasso, Zeier, Alexander

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About this book

In the last fifty years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. This book presents, for the first time, how in-memory data management is changing the way businesses are run. Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model. This book provides the technical foundation for processing combined transactional and analytical operations in the same database. In the year since we published the first edition of this book, the performance gains enabled by the use of in-memory technology in enterprise applications has truly marked an inflection point in the market. The new content in this second edition focuses on the development of these in-memory enterprise applications, showing how they leverage the capabilities of in-memory technology.  The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes.     

About the authors

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner is a co-founder of SAP AG, where he served as the CEO until 2003 and has since been chairman of the supervisory board. SAP AG is today the leading provider of enterprise software solutions. In his role as chief software advisor, he concentrates on defining the mid- and long- term  technology strategy and direction of SAP. Hasso Plattner received his diploma in communications engineering  from the University of Karlsruhe. In recent years, he has been focusing on teaching and research in the field of business computing  and software engineering at large. In 1998, he founded the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany. At the HPI, approximately 480 students are currently pursuing their Bachelors' and Masters' degrees in IT Systems Engineering with the help of roughly 50 professors and lecturers. The HPI currently has about 100 PhD candidates. Hasso Plattner leads one of the research groups at HPI which focuses mainly on In-Memory Data Management for Enterprise Applications and Human-Centered Software Design and Engineering.

Dr. Alexander Zeier graduated from the University of Wuerzburg in business management and successfully completed his studies in information technology at the TU Chemnitz. He worked for a few years as a strategic IT consultant, before gaining his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.  He has 20 years experience with IT/SAP Systems and started working for SAP in 2002 as product manager with overall responsibility for the SCM Software, SAP's first large In-Memory Application. Since 2006 he has been Deputy Chair Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts of Prof. Hasso Plattner at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, focusing on real-time In-Memory Enterprise Systems. During that time he has also been Executive Director for the European Section of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation. Since March 2012 Dr. Zeier has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as Visiting Professor, lecturing and conducting research in the area of In-Memory Technology & Applications, and Supply Chain Innovation. He is the author of more than 150 journal articles and papers and has also published six books on IT and SAP.

Reviews

Prof. David Simchi-Levi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)

 

 The book "In-Memory Data Management - Technology and Applications" by Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier describes a revolutionary database technology and many implementation examples for business intelligence and operations. Of particular interest to me are the great opportunities opening up in supply chain management, where the need to balance the speed of planning algorithms with data granularity has been a long time obstacle to performance and usability.

 

 Prof. Karl Max Einhäupl (CEO, Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany)

 

 Personalized health care requires the combination of distributed medical data. In-memory technology enables us to analyze millions of patient records within a second and allows us to devise therapies even closer to the patients individual needs than ever before.

 

Heiko Hubertz (CEO and Founder, Bigpoint GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)

It rarely happens that a emerging new technology can be seen as a “game changer” for a whole industry. But I think this is the case when it comes to in-memory database systems. Tasks which took hours or days can now be executed in seconds which is the technical foundation for establishing completely new business ideas. It dramatically speeds up the execution time of data analytics and thereby creates a much greater experience for the end user on our Bigpoint Gaming Platform. The book “In-Memory Data Management – Technology and Applications” from Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier describes not only the technical foundations but also the implications for new exciting applications.

 

Dr. Ralf Schneider (CIO, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany)

 

 Being IT savvy and leveraging advances in Information Technology is the most important competitive advantage in today's business world. I see in-memory technology as described in the book "In-Memory Data Management - Technology and Applications" from Plattner and Zeier as one of the most important innovations in the field of IT. The value for the economy as a whole far outweighs the effort of adapting the applications to this new standard. It dramatically speeds up the execution time of business processes, it allows for significantly more detailed and real-time data analytics and thereby creates a much greater experience for the end user. It brings business computing to a level where it is absolutely snappy and fun to work with.

 

 


     

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Desirability, Feasibility, Viability: The Impact of In-Memory

    Plattner, Hasso (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Why Are Enterprise Applications So Diverse?

    Plattner, Hasso (et al.)

    Pages 21-27

  • SanssouciDB: Blueprint for an In-Memory Enterprise Database System

    Plattner, Hasso (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

  • The Technical Foundations of SanssouciDB

    Plattner, Hasso (et al.)

    Pages 39-96

  • Organizing and Accessing Data in SanssouciDB

    Plattner, Hasso (et al.)

    Pages 97-164

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eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-29575-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-29574-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In-Memory Data Management
Book Subtitle
Technology and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29575-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29575-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29574-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
99 b/w illustrations
Topics