Big enterprise data vendors can't say enough about in-memory computing and the databases serving these new development streams right now -- but how much usage goes on in the real world?
The number of developers using in-memory databases in relation to their software application development has increased 40% worldwide from 18% to 26% during the last six months, according to Evans Data's new Global Development Survey.
Hardly the gospel by which all data devotees should now observe, but a potentially worthwhile estimation of the market as it stands.
The Evans technology adoption survey encompasses the views of over 1300 developers worldwide.
An additional 39% globally say they plan to incorporate in-memory databases into their development work within the next 12 months.
Developers in North America and the Asia Pacific region show the strongest upturn in adoption...
... and the EMEA region is the slowest to adopt the technology - oh dear, but it's only a survey so don't actually worry.
"In all regions we see a strong correlation between planned or current use of in-memory databases and the perceived importance of big data in the organisation so that is obviously a strong driver" said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. "But the other thing that's interesting is the equally strong correlation between in-memory database use and use or plans for development in the cloud."
So then, it appears that interest centred on in-memory computing and cloud is on the rise, but it's higher in some regions than others... and big data is also quite important.