The book “In-Memory Data Management – Technology and Applications” by Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier describes a revolutionary database technology and many implementation examples for business intelligence and operations. Of particular interest to me are the opportunities opening up in supply chain management, where the need to balance the speed of planning algorithms with data granularity has been a long time obstacle to performance and usability.

Prof. David Simchi-Levi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)