What is In-memory Data Analytics?

Data is the backbone of any successful business. It is for this reason that business are spending a lot of resources to get the most recent and accurate data to help them increase profitability. One of the sources of such data is in-memory analytics.

In-memory data analytics is a branch of analytics that stores data in the main memory of a computer for faster processing. The main benefit of in-memory data analytics is the speed at which it can process the data, which is much faster than traditional databases.

This allows organizations to make decisions and take actions much more quickly. In-memory data analytics is often used by large enterprises and businesses who have vast amounts of information they need to access on a regular basis, such as social networks, retail stores, banks and hospitals.

In Memory Databases are becoming popular as traditional databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL take long to start up and process data. This is because in memory databases have no file system and the computing engine does not need to access the file system for data.

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Benefits of Using In Memory Data Analytics Technology

The benefits of using in memory data analytics technology include:

  • The ability to process large amounts of data without any lag time or delay.
  • The ability to perform complex calculations and analysis with little or no wait time.
  • The ability to work with live, real-time data and perform instant calculations, analysis, and predictions.
  • The ability to combine different types of datasets into one unified system that can be queried simultaneously by multiple users.

How Can Businesses Leverage This Technology?

In-memory data analytics is a powerful tool that can be used by businesses to improve their efficiency and decision making. It helps them identify patterns that may not be visible at first glance so they can make better decisions faster and more efficiently. A good example is where in-memory analytics are used to study the behavior of customers, comparing groups of customers to identify what factors influence their behavior. This approach helps businesses test different marketing campaigns to see which are most effective.

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How to Choose the Best In-Memory Analytics Tool for Your Current Needs

Choosing the best in-memory platform for your current needs can be tricky because there are many factors to consider and not every platform is suitable for every use case. It's important to consider the following factors before making your decision:

1) What kind of data do you have?
When it comes to data there a few questions to ask yourself. Is the data job-related records or personal records? Who do you want to share the data with? What is your network and how will they use it? How much time are you willing to spend? What are the legal restrictions on your usage of the information?

2) What kind of processing do you need?
Under the kind of processing you need there are a few questions to ask yourself:
a) Is it simple or complex data processing? Does it involve sorting, filtering, aggregating, etc.?
b) What kind of information do you want to extract from the data?
c) What is your budget? The size of your company will determine how much you can spend on data analytics. Why you need to analyze the data also determines how much to spend in the process.

3) How much storage space do you need/have?
This will be determined by how many records you have and the nature of analytics required. Do you use a simple spreadsheet or how is the data stored?

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4) Are there any licensing costs?
This will depend on whether you are using in-house software or third-party tools. Most third party analytics tools have a regular subscription cost (monthly or yearly). Your data analytics budget will determine which tools you can use. If you would like to use in-house software for analysis then the initial cost of developing the software is an important factor.

In some instances you may realize that you don't have enough resources (monetary and human capital) needed to develop a robust enough analytics software. In that case it is better to go with third party tools.

What are the data limitations? A large, comprehensive data set may be more cost-prohibitive than a smaller, more focused dataset. This will also determine the type of software to use.

5) Do you need support?
Can you analyze the data on your own or you need technical help to do it? If you need regular support to use the analytics software then the cost will be higher over time. The simpler it is for you to do the analytics the better. Go for software that is easy to use.

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Relevance of In-memory Data Analytics

In-memory data analytics are relevant right now because of the following reasons:

1. They provide a solution to the lack of enough time to analyze data.
2. It is cheaper than traditional data analytics tools, which can help businesses be more profitable.
3. They provide a solution to the problem of lack of enough space for storing data in traditional storage systems.

Latest Trends in In-memory Data Analytics

Data analytics is a fast developing area and new trends keep developing. A good example is Intel. Intel has been working on developing a new technology called Optane, which will revolutionize how data is stored and accessed. This is a technology that will allow data to be stored, accessed and processed faster than ever before. Smaller data analytics software companies are also working hard to develop software that makes it easy for businesses to make better and faster decisions from their data.

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Traditional data storage systems are more complicated to use and maintain. They have a lot of limitations, such as not being able to store large amounts of data or do in-depth analysis. For these reasons, in-memory databases are becoming a popular alternative. In memory databases can provide more accurate and faster insights than traditional databases. They also allow for real-time analysis, which is perfect for modern applications that need to analyze data in real time.