Oracle on Tuesday releases new upgrade for its TimesTen In-Memory and the database caching option for Oracle Database 11g design for middle-tier deployment.

Its new Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g and Oracle In-Memory Database Cache 11g, features include a Database Cache Grid, it can scale-out in-memory database caching via the online addition and removal of cache grid nodes without service downtime.

Oracle continues to add important enhancements to the Oracle TimesTen product, including tighter integration with its flagship Oracle Database, the company said. The Oracle In-Memory Database Cache option will enable Oracle Database users to realize the benefits of database caching technology with minimal changes to the source code of their existing applications.

The TimesTen In-Memory Database is a stand-alone in-memory relational database with full persistence and recoverability; improve performance and it automatic data synchronization with the database, along with the Oracle In-Memory Database Cache is the pre-integrated SQL cache database option for the Oracle Database.

The feature also includes automated failover of in-memory databases and applications and integration with Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Data Guard to help avoid downtime and data loss in case of failure, and it support for PL/SQL, Oracle Call Interface (OCI), and Pro C embedded SQL Programming language.