This manual explains the architecture and tasks associated with the Oracle Database In-Memory feature set.

This preface contains the following topics:


This document is intended for database administrators who manage an In-Memory Column Store (IM column store), and developers who optimize analytic queries that use Oracle Database In-Memory features.

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This manual assumes that you are familiar with Oracle Database Concepts. The following books are frequently referenced:

Many examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them.


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