Forrester Research has published The Forrester Wave™: In
Memory Data Grids, Q3 2015. The report,
which is subtitled “There Is No Better Way To Achieve Blazing Fast Performance
At Scale” analyzes features, market presence, and roadmap of eleven vendors in
the In-Memory Data Grid space.
Oracle is cited as a leader in the report.
In the report, Oracle
Coherence is top ranked among the 11 vendors for
Mike Gualteri, author of the report, writes about Oracle’s performance:
“Oracle innovates to stay on top of the category it invented. 2007
seems like a generation ago in technology years, but that is when Oracle
acquired Tangosol arguably the company that created the market for in-memory
data grids that were more than just data caches. The IMDG that started it all
continues to set the standard for all other IMDG vendors.”
Coherence scores 5 out 5 possible points in the Security and
Data Features categories. Coherence also
scores a 5 for Ability to Execute, Implementation Support, Customer Base, and
Gualteri also states that IMDG provides “performance at
“It’s the perfect storm — increasing
app functionality, more concurrent users, and legacy back-end componentry.
In-memory data and compute grids are perfectly designed to help [Application
Development and Delivery] professionals get through this storm with colors
Forrester Wave report (userid/password required) details the role of IMDG
in scalable architectures and when to think about it in place of NoSQL
solutions. The report explains use cases
in caching, processing real-time data, and IMDG’s role in modern apps by
serving as primary store-of-record.
In-memory data grids (IMDG) like Oracle Coherence provide clustered,
scalable, low-latency access to application data. IMDGs
provide query support, MapReduce aggregation, and in-place distributed
processing. Oracle Coherence enables application
scalability, data source offload, and real-time, fast data applications. Oracle Coherence pioneered IMDG in 2001, and
has been a market leader ever since.