Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database

Contributor(s): Mark Fontecchio
This definition is part of our Essential Guide: How to step up performance with Oracle in-memory database options

The Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is an in-memory relational database in which all data is located in random access memory (RAM). 

An in-memory database has faster query and response times acompared to a database that requires frequent access to data on hard disks. As with other in-memory databases, the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database has gained traction in vertical industries where service level agreements (SLAs) often require sub-second database response times. Those industries include telecommunications, financial services and web applications for e-commerce and entertainment.

The TimesTen In-Memory Database was initially designed at Hewlett-Packard Labs in the early 1990s. Oracle acquired TimesTen in 2005 and has continued to develop the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, adding features that integrate TimesTen better with other Oracle products such as Enterprise Manager.

This was last updated in January 2014

Continue Reading About Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.


File Extensions and File Formats