In-memory processing and Microsoft Dynamics: What users and vendors can do now
For most Microsoft Dynamics ERP users today, the benefits of running transactional or analytical processing in-memory (as opposed to on hard drives) may not yet be on their radar. It's an idea whose time is still coming. But with advances in Microsoft SQL Server technology, promising signals from Dynamics R&D, and some interesting early adopter stories, in-memory technology seems poised to have an impact on a growing number of Microsoft Dynamics customers in coming years.
As MSDynamicsWorld.com previously noted, the rock bottom price of RAM today has made running entire databases in memory at least theoretically possible if not yet fully enabled by current-generation enterprise software.