IBM Systems and Technology
The result is accelerated business intelligence (BI), reportingand analysis capabilities with direct access to the in-memory data models residing in SAP In-Memory Database software. Advanced analytical workflows and planning functionality directly access operational data from SAP ERP or othersources. SAP HANA provides a high-speed data warehouseenvironment, with SAP In-Memory Database serving as anext-generation, in-memory acceleration engine.Delivered on IBM eX5 enterprise servers that provide leadingperformance and scalability, SAP HANA efficiently processesand analyzes massive amounts of data by packaging SAP’s useof in-memory technology, columnar database design, data com-pression and massive parallel processing together with essentialtools and functionality such as data replication and analyticmodeling. Made possible through recent technology advances that com-bine large, scalable memory, multi-core processing, fast solid-state storage and data management, in-memory computingleverages these technology innovations to establish a continuousreal-time link between insight, foresight and action to deliversignificantly accelerated business performance and reduced totalcost of ownership (TCO). To explore, model and analyze data in real time, SAP HANA can be leveraged as a high-performance “side-by-side” datamart to an existing database; it can also serve as the databasein SAP Business Suite™ and SAP NetWeaver™ Business Warehouse environments.
IBM eX5 systems with the Intel Xeonprocessor E7 family power SAP HANA
IBM is the first to decouple memory and input/output (I/O)from the processor—moving processing power from what’s the-oretically possible to what’s actually possible. IBM System x®servers with fifth-generation IBM eX5 technology enable SAPHANA customers to benefit from a shared vision that deliverssimplicity and automation designed to help organizationsaccelerate business outcomes while lowering TCO. These System x servers are equipped with processors from theIntel Xeon processor E7 family, which combine exceptional raw compute power with increased memory bandwidth and support for significantly greater memory capacity to deliver superiorperformance to previous-generation processors. With up toten cores in each processor, the four-socket x3950 X5 can bescaled to 40 cores and 80 threads with the use of IntelHyper-Threading Technology. Organizations can achieveextreme scaling within each node for running demanding work-loads on a compact system. IBM System x servers based on theIntel Xeon processor E7 family offer 20x more performancethan single-core servers,
enabling greater responsiveness fromSAP applications.Co-innovation between Intel and SAP stretches back more than10 years, and the latest manifestation is the excellent resultsfrom SAP HANA on the Intel Xeon processor E7 family, forextraordinary efficiency and business value:
Intelligent performance tailors processor operation dynami-cally to the needs of the workload, for high throughput whenit matters most.
Automated energy efficiency powers up only those processorcomponents that are needed at any given time, for break-through performance per watt and ROI.
Advanced reliability keeps the server running smoothly whenotherwise-unrecoverable processor or memory errors occur.
IBM System x3690 X5 Workload Optimized Solution forSAP HANA