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D. Henschen
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2/12/2015 | 2:57:37 PM
Why weren't we included?
After this was posted, I heard from Exasol and Starcounter, both of which asked why they were not included. Both are smallish, European-headquartered companies that don't have big customer counts. Exasol is the larger of the two. I've talked to customers and I think of Exasol as a database that can make use of lots of RAM, but not really as an in-memory database. (To be fair, Oracle, Microsoft, and Teradata aren't "in-memory" either, but they offer in-memory add-on features.) Starcounter pitches itself as an in-memory database engine and application server, which is a slightly different proposition than the other products mentioned here.

I did not hear from Pivotal, which offers the SQLFire in-memory database. Pivotal is a more prominent vendor with more customers than either of the two companies above. If I were to list 11 options, that's the one I would add. I guess Pivotal has bigger concerns (like its larger cloud and big data strategies) than worrying about the visibility of just one of its many products.

 
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2/9/2015 | 2:52:12 PM
MongoDB will be the next to join this set
I contemplated adding MongoDB to this list, but the "In-Memory Experimental" storage engine included with just-released MongoDB 3.0 is, as the name suggests, only experimental at this point. It may be generally available for production use within just a few months, but I didn't feel it was ready to highlight as an in-memory product offering just yet. Stay tuned.


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