Date: 21 June 2011
Since May 2010 SAP has chosen IBM to be one of their first technology partners to provide a hardware platform for SAP HANA™ appliance software, which uses in-memory computing for real-time analysis of data. IBM System x® servers with eX5 technology have been instrumental in providing the scalability and extreme memory capacity needed for an in-memory appliance such as SAP HANA.
Today SAP announced worldwide availability of SAP HANA with one of the fastest growing sales pipelines for new products in their history. The complete press release can be seen here: SAP HANA Now Generally Available to Customers Worldwide
IBM is providing leading technology and expert consulting services for SAP solutions including the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) and SAP HANA. Since 2006 IBM has been leading the implementation of hundreds of SAP BWA deployments in multiple industries and geographies. By drawing on this history of projects, IBM can help clients take full advantage of analytics technology for improved business performance.