SAP Teams with IBM on In-Memory Analytics
Updated · Mar 14, 2011
SAP announced last week that it has integrated its in-memory HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) with IBM’s DB2 database, PCWorld reports. The companies also released benchmark figures from a 1.3 terabyte test in which SAP’s in-memory technology was packaged with an IBM X5 server containing 32 cores, 0.5 terabytes of memory and a RAID 5 disk system.
SAP plans to introduce new and updated applications to the HANA platform over the course of next year, according to silicon.com. The areas of interest include: Sales and Operations Planning, Intelligent Payment Broker, Smart Meter Analytics, Trade Promotion Management and Cash and Liquidity Management, says ZDNet UK. In an issued statement, SAP said:
[The] new family of applications will transform how people do business, enabling them to simulate outcomes, plan faster and view business problems more holistically than before.
With regards to making use of HANA technology, the company added:
Planning previously required data aggregation from various transactional systems or was done with spreadsheets containing static data. In the future, people will be able to develop and execute business plans in real time, based on dynamic transactional data being constantly updated by the business.
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