July 24, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: A new form of computing that enables faster real time processing of large datasets with many variables. Notably it does not require storage on a hard disk.

Note – Computers typically store data on the hard disk, and when you want to perform a task, it pulls out the relevant data and applications for the purpose on to the computer’s main memory, which is where computations happen. With the emergence of multi-core processors and the sharp decline in prices of processors and memory, German business software maker SAP developed a technology that made it possible for even large enterprises to dispense with hard disks and store and perform all operations on the main memory. It boosted performance enormously compared to systems based on retrieving data from hard drives. (Source: Times of India)