Self-isolation, remote working, and home entertainment are motivating customers to go online with every request. In its turn, that motivates businesses and services to go digital, highly personalized, and seamlessly integrated into everyday routine.
So, here are five industries with their newest challenges and solutions that in-memory databases can offer.
Companies from different industries are quite sure that customers will still prefer meeting their needs with the help of online services even after the end of the pandemic. This motivates businesses to increase their digital investments by 10%–30%.
Consumers shift away from brick-and-mortar stores to online retailers. Thus, retailers cut the number of physical locations. This means focusing on delivery services, including contactless delivery with drones and robots.
The digital health market is expected to reach $386B by 2025. Consumers say that they’ll continue using virtual health services extensively, including mental health coaching and video-based medical consultations. The government is also changing its approach to telehealth with new regulations, making it more accessible. This motivates healthcare institutions and IT developers to launch new virtual solutions.
One out of every two employees says they prefer working from home after the pandemic ends. This trend involves big changes for work process automation. The real estate sector will also be affected: it will be getting more flexible and ‘smart’.
Home entertainment services are growing at 21% CAGR – one of the highest rates among all industries. So, the battle between streaming platforms will continue, and further development of the online gaming industry and growth of eSport—are guaranteed.
So, businesses and services have no choice but to respond to widespread digitalization and a growing number of online users.
For IMDBs it means new opportunities. Let’s see it in detail.
IMDB technology empowers digital healthcare platforms since it can cope with any number of queries.
In-memory database technology can adjust capacity and scale computing and storage resources for better speed and lower costs.
An IMDB receives and stores a continuous stream of data from hardware used for continuous and remote diagnostics. It can be quickly retrieved from the in-memory storage. When an IMDB works with complex data structures, it provides improved indexing and search capabilities.
An IMDB serves as a data cache and messaging broker that gives applications fast access to data.
IMDBs perform reliably during peak traffic and scale down automatically during holidays or on-campus learning.
An IMDB provides quick access to multiple students simultaneously as it guarantees concurrent query processing.
An IMDB can scale clusters up, down, and out without having to overprovision infrastructure that won’t be used during slower periods.
IMDB caching tools and fast performance support quick page load time, fast response, scaling up and down upon request, and personalized services.
An IMDB’s caching tools take the load off memory by caching heavy content like images, video files, etc.
To understand and influence user behavior, an IMDB uses the caching layer to better manage session data like user profiles, their preferences, and search history. Also, it keeps it updated and available for real-time recommendations.
An in-memory database supports real-time inventory systems. It provides high availability and super-fast database performance at peak traffic while reducing delays in opening menus or loading inventory. Also, an IMDB ensures data consistency across multiple channels.
IMDBs help OTT and media platforms scale up and down in an instant and stream video content during periods of high demand with no loss in quality.
Video streaming applications rely on IMDBs as they are extremely fast to retrieve messages from an in-memory data grid, without disk overhead.
Streaming services rely on a microservices architecture that makes developers address numerous failure modes. An IMDB helps enable fast failover, database recovery, and node restarts.
IMDBs ensure the fastest response time in multi-player games.
An IMDB ensures the quickest response time even for online games with millions of concurrent players. It uses caching, scoring, and predefined indexing to process large volumes of data, constantly updating them, to ensure a quick launch and immediate connection to a server.
When a new feature is released or when a game goes viral, an IMDB helps handle jagged traffic and changing workload on the system by increasing or decreasing the size of the cache cluster.
Advanced IMDBs use multiple complex data structures. It makes them quick to work with different elements: leaderboards, videos, thumbnails, etc.
In-memory databases have been around for a while. But it looks like their time has come.
In-memory databases are the first when it comes to:
These capacities make them a perfect match for the most dynamically developing industries: telehealth, eCommerce, distance learning, video streaming, and online gaming.
Contact Softeq experts today to learn what projects we can release together with an IMDB in place.