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Companies today face information overload. When people across the organization can’t quickly gain insights, they are forced to make decisions blindly. IBM and SAP can help.

Information is a company’s most valuable asset. But while everyone may have access to pockets of information, they may lack the analytics capabilities needed to pull information from across the organization and turn that data into action. In-memory computing can provide the speed and agility to power analytics at unprecedented performance levels while remaining cost effective. But who do you turn to for computing solutions that dramatically increase the availability and speed of business information? IBM® and SAP®.

SAP is addressing the increasing need for in-memory computing with SAP HANA™ appliance software that enables business users to instantaneously access, explore, model and analyze data in real time, without impacting existing applications or systems. SAP HANA is a hardware and software combination that is delivered as an optimized appliance to bring transactional and analytic applications together for near-real-time analysis.

Superior technology performance
IBM has been working with SAP to enable HANA software on IBM System x®. SAP customers can use eX5 and X6 systems to achieve significant gains in performance, as demonstrated by two recent benchmarks showing incredible results (see right margin for details). The eX5 and X6 architecture allows IBM System x systems to boost performance, so users can:

IBM System x and SAP HANA can help customers gain a whole new level of simplicity and automation when it comes to business analytics. As a result, organizations can accelerate their business outcomes while keeping costs low.

A trusted service partner

Many clients require more than software and hardware products. They need a partner to help them assess their current capabilities, identify areas for improvement and develop a strategy for moving forward. This is where IBM Global Business Services® provides immeasurable value with thousands of SAP consultants in over 80 countries. Our SAP Consulting Practice offers a broad range of services for SAP HANA such as:

Integrated product portfolios

Customers who work with IBM and SAP can benefit from years of joint product development which allows our offerings to be integrated for easier implementation. For example, the unique IBM General Parallel File System™ (GPFS™) provides high-performance file management, seamless capacity expansion, and high reliability and availability to help eliminate production outages and provide disruption-free maintenance and capacity upgrades.

IBM and SAP have worked together for over 40 years to deliver innovation to our shared customers. Since 2006 IBM has been the market leader to implement SAP’s original in-memory appliance, the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA). Hundreds of BWA deployments have been successfully completed in multiple industries and countries. By drawing on these resources, we can help you take full advantage of in-memory analytics and SAP HANA.


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Prepare for the Quantum Leap in Real-Time Analytics

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How in-memory analytics is going to change everything about your enterprise

High-end customer landscapes based on SAP HANA

Abstract: Large customers have an established data center landscape with existing processes, HW and SW standards, and technology principles. Now SAP HANA arrives and several open questions come up like: How does the "appliance" fit into existing structures and procedures?

Authors: Guido Derwand (SAP), Irene Hopf (IBM), Uwe Inhoff (SAP),Gunther Schmalzhaf (SAP), Gereon Vey (IBM), and Jochen Wolter (SAP)