Growing amounts of data in every business area. More users needing access to this data. Your business environment requires fast and targeted information insight delivered to all levels of management within the enterprise. IBM Systems Solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator greatly extends the reach of your existing SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse environment with out-of-the-box speed and flexibility.The advantage - Building on a foundation for reporting and analytics
Timely access to relevant information has always been critical to business success. With new data sources and increased access, managing, processing and making sense of huge data volumes is even more important. SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) leads the way in providing a complete picture of your business from diverse data sources.
As a component of the SAP NetWeaver platform, SAP NetWeaver BW combines powerful business warehouse infrastructure and data warehousing functionality, plus a comprehensive set of tools, planning and simulation capabilities. The new SAP BW accelerator extends the reach of traditional SAP NetWeaver BW environments to near real-time by improving the speed of query processing—up to 200 times.The benefits - Near real-time analytics for better and faster business decisions
Giving people access to management information enables them to make better day-to-day tactical and strategic business decisions and maximizes the efficiency of business processes. The IBM Systems Solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator is designed to extend the traditional SAP NetWeaver BW solution by delivering:
Timely access to relevant information has always been critical to business success. You want to base your decisions on the full range of information available, but your business has amassed huge amounts of data. As the volume of available information grows and analytical tools become more sophisticated, the task of maintaining real-time performance becomes more challenging. The IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator can address the challenges.The advantage - An open, integrated portfolio of products and services
For 40 years, IBM and SAP have helped enterprises like yours synchronize their business and technology strategies, streamline their company's processes, and design, construct and operate a cohesive business framework.
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) paints a complete picture of your business, integrating data from across the enterprise and beyond, and then transforming it into practical, timely business information. Adding the IBM Systems solution for SAP BW Accelerator turbo-charges your business warehouse computing environment. Our solution can help:
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) needed a solution that could cope with the rapid growth in data volume generated within its SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (BW) data warehouse.
If it could collate data and produce meaningful information more rapidly, the company would be well positioned to respond to a fast-changing marketplace. Bayer implemented a high-performance information analysis system solution, based on SAP NetWeaver with BW accelerator on IBM BladeCenter® technology.
The solution enables advanced dashboarding and analytics, which take data from the underlying applications and provide reporting on all aspects of business performance, including production, sales and supply chain operations. The benefits include remarkably faster business query results, meaning Bayer can answer ad hoc and "what-if?" questions more quickly, producing meaningful information that helps the company to innovate and stay ahead of its competitors.The financial advantage - See faster response times to query environments
Particularly for large organizations managing high volumes of data, the ability to extend and maximize existing IT investments can translate to millions of dollars in annual savings in hardware and other database-related costs. In addition, improved productivity and process agility can translate to millions of dollars in annual revenue growth. The IBM Systems solution for BW accelerator from SAP is designed to:
Increasing data volumes. Growing numbers of end users. Long load times. Shorter decision cycles requiring more flexibility. Increasing refresh rates for data warehouses. It's not enough to deliver information faster to decision makers. You need a way to support rapid prototyping and more flexible ad hoc queries. The IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator can help you analyze large amounts of critical information up to 200-times faster than alternative tools.The benchmark - Quantum leap performance
Why IBM with SAP?
Why BW accelerator with IBM BladeCenter® and IBM System x3850 X5?
The IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator is provided as a "Turn-Key" solution using a pre-configured highly scalable architecture. The IBM standard sizing matrix contains configurations for as little as 2 Blades and offers seamless growth to support the largest possible configurations, which makes choosing the right configuration easy and fast.
If you have smaller data requirements, you can use the IBM System x3850 X5 for memory capacity requirements between 64GB and 128GB. The x3850 X5 configuration can also serve as a transition platform to SAP HANA™ if you plan to implement SAP HANA in the near future.
Components for the standard offering based on IBM BladeCenter include:
Components for the offering based on IBM System x3850 X5 include:
IBM collaborated with SAP and Intel® in the development of the solution by using advanced software and hardware technology optimizations to maximize performance and scalability. Intel has worked intensively with SAP to optimize the solution for the Intel Xeon processors used in IBM's BladeCenter and eX5 servers.The implementation - A tremendous performance boost
The process of gathering and analyzing data across Bayer MaterialScience's (BMS) large enterprise led to rapid growth in the volume of data in their existing systems. A data volume of 2TB had already been exceeded and the forecast for growth was more than 1TB per annum, reaching 20TB by 2012. This led to a slowdown in system response time. BMS needed to structure its SAP NetWeaver BW data warehouse to be faster and future-viable.
The company selected the IBM Systems solution for BW accelerator from SAP to speed management reporting and analysis. The solution uses storage and server infrastructure with redundant components, offering very high availability and reliability, with point-in-time and volume copying for disaster recovery as well as synchronous and asynchronous mirroring options. The result is remarkably faster business query results—a 40 percent performance improvement for selected queries.
SCHWENK Zement found that deploying IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator has delivered business intelligence query response performance up to 100 times faster on an integrated solution that reduces impact on production systems and is also capable of near-linear expansion as needs grow.The cost of ownership - Significant TCO reduction
The IBM Systems solution for BW accelerator from SAP delivers the best combination of price and performance while accelerating the functional use of your existing SAP business warehouse environment. The solution can help:
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