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SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system designed to handle both high transaction rates and complex query processing on the same platform. SAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing so businesses can operate in real-time.

SAP HANA investments in architecture and technology, and in creating an ecosystem of applications, skills and third-party support, have driven the rapid adoption taking place worldwide. In high performance analytics, SAP HANA has been shown to deliver levels of performance that exceed by hundreds or thousands of times – those of conventional platforms for SAP Business Warehouse (BW).

A study done by International Technology Group (ITG), on the cost/benefit of SAP HANA deployments, found the Lenovo X6 servers powered by Mellanox intelligent interconnects to be the lowest cost solution for scale-out deployments.

For 4-, 8- and 12-node clusters built around 4-processor servers with 512 gigabyte (GB) RAM, cost for use of System x solution for SAP HANA averages 20 percent less than for equivalent Cisco offerings.

For the same configurations, built around 4-processor servers with 1 terabyte (TB) RAM, X6 cost averages 26 percent less than for HP ConvergedSystem 500.

For 12- and 16-node clusters, built around 8-processor servers, cost for use of System x solution for SAP HANA averages 31 percent less than for use of HP ConvergedSystem 900.

Costs include hardware, maintenance, licenses and support for vendor-supplied software tools, and facilities costs including data center occupancy and power consumption. Costs of SAP software and implementation are not included.

ITG Executive Brief

SAP HANA is powered by Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions and Lenovo servers to help clients make faster, more informed decisions, even with escalating data loads. The reason is that the solution is designed to maximize system performance to provide a smarter, more efficient approach to resource management. This results in excellent SAP HANA application value.

Please join Motti Beck from Mellanox Technologies, and his guests, Tag Robertson and Rich Travis from Lenovo, for a live webinar at 10 a.m., PT, on Wednesday, November 30th as they discuss the demanding networking requirements for business-critical SAP HANA applications to ensure optimal application performance and availability. Learn what your organization can do with the Lenovo solutions for SAP HANA optimized with Mellanox Technologies networking. For more information, visit here. 

About John Biebelhausen

John Biebelhausen is Director, OEM Marketing at Mellanox Technologies, Inc. Before joining Mellanox, John had an extensive career as a Marketing Executive in a range of technology companies including IBM, Lenovo, Dell and Sharp Labs. John was a founder in multiple start-up companies pioneering Direct Relationship Marketing and SaaS applications. John holds a MS of Science in Finance from Colorado State University and a BBA in Economics and Finance from Kent State University.

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