But here's the thing. Your rate of success will be higher with a trusted and experienced partner. You need a vendor with major experience deploying these types of environments. And you need a vendor with a strong partnership with SAP, Microsoft or other big data software vendor, who has certified platforms and proven benchmarked performance and whose systems have pre-approved parts by your selected vendor. You will also want to look at several delivery models – on-premise, Cloud service, hosted solution – for deployment and implementation of your environment to see which one best fits your business needs.
So when you're contemplating the move to an in-memory data management platform, don't postpone it, but take your time in upfront planning. Think strategically about performance, scale, levels of service, mission-critical capabilities, and how to make the most of and get the most out of your in-memory computing investment.
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