IBM (NYSE:IBM) has introduced its new solidDB in-memory relational database software, designed to deliver performance-critical data up to ten times faster than conventional database software.

SolidDB keeps data in main memory at all times, and can support tens of thousands of transactions per second with predictable response times measured in microseconds. Its speed is ideal for companies such as ticketing and reservation service providers, Web retailers, telecommunications companies and capital market firms. The new software combines with IBM's Information on Demand business strategy to allow clients to respond to changing demands in real time, and to access new business services at a lower cost.

"Real-time information availability is becoming increasingly critical to our clients and solidDB answers the challenge with real-time performance and uninterrupted data access at a low cost," Inhi Cho, vice president of IBM data management marketing, said in a statement.