Enterprises are encountering a seismic shift in database technology and capability. This shift is expressed in a variety of ways, from columnar data organization to in-memory database software. There are in-memory real-time analytics options that are platform based and involve a transformation of the datacenter, but not every company is in a position to do this and can afford the expense entailed.

This technology is rapidly evolving, but rather than wait for the ultimate solution and the wholesale datacenter transformation involved, companies can take advantage of this technology now by thoughtfully applying it to the current IT landscape.