IBM Systems and Services for SAP HANA

SAP announced the plan to declare general availability of HANA on Power Systems. New Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA now available

In May, 2015, SAP announced the plan to declare general availability of SAP HANA Business Warehouse on the IBM Power Systems platform. Support for SAP HANA Business Suite on Power is expected by the end of 2015. SAP HANA runs on all POWER8 servers. For the first time, SAP HANA clients will then be able to leverage a system, that was designed for Big Data. IBM Power Systems have four times the capability commonly available on x86 platforms, in areas like multithreaded computing, high bandwidth memory, and intelligent data caching. We’ve tuned our platform to provide faster access to in-memory databases, like SAP HANA. And we deliver these capabilities in systems that are competitively priced. Accompanying SAP’s announcement, IBM introduced new Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA. These competitively-priced configurations are designed to support SAP HANA Business Warehouse (BW) on POWER8 hardware. The benefits to the customer begin with outstanding price/performance, and extend to simplified IT infrastructure and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Solution Editions also provide the capacity to manage growth and the flexibility to integrate new functions, which helps minimize risks associated with adopting new business technologies, while speeding implementation time required for deploying new business applications.

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