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TimesTen System Properties

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DescriptionIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Additional database modelsKey-value store
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Rank#86  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­timesten/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1998
Current release11 Release 2 (
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Server operating systemsAIX
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes
APIs and other access methodsODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristics

The world’s first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in 1998):

  • Ultra low latency and very high throughput on commodity hardware
  • Persistence and recoverability with ACID transactions
  • Standard SQL and PLSQL
  • Regular database APIs (ODBC, JDBC, OCI, ProC, ODP.NET, …)

High-availability and disaster recovery by way of integrated high performance parallel replication

Competitive advantages

TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products:

  • Mature product with nearly 20 years of production deployments
  • Enterprise grade support
  • Compatible with Oracle Database
  • Integrated with a wide range of Oracle products and technologies
  • Very high performance 'direct' connection mode (supported by all APIs)

Can be deployed as the database of record or as a cache for Oracle Database

Typical application scenarios

TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:

Telecoms: HLR and HSS, Pre and post paid charging, Mediation, Fraud detection.

Finance: Trading engines, order management, stock exchange surveillance systems, governance.

Travel: Reservation systems, Online booking systems.

eCommerce: Shopping carts, catalogs, personalisation.

Key customers

​Some of our key customers include Ericsson, Telcordia, China Mobile, China Telecom, Verizon, Ping An Insurance, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin, KDDI, Dell, SMART, NYFIX, KTF, USPS, Rakuten Travel, J.P.Morgan, Intel, FCA, CIMA, Japan Airlines and Zagrebacka Banka.

Market metrics

​TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide including 10 Fortune 100 companies.

Licensing and pricing models

​Standard Oracle licence models; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.

3rd party products and services

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