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 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.


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About Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is a science and technology journalist, author and copywriter. Based in western Massachusetts, he's written for many top publications and about everything from IT to genomics to energy. He recently launched a business copywriting service and is the author of two nonfiction books about science, history and literature.

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