Data-Driven Intelligence & SAP HANA on Intel Architecture

SAP and Intel have been working together since 1997 to co-develop technologies that help deliver business value to the enterprise. We’ve seen tremendous change since the early years of our collaboration: The flood of diverse, fast-moving data that now typifies business workflows would have been unimaginable 17 years ago, as would the impact of cloud computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, both of which have hugely changed our expectations of how and where we work.

Luckily, getting out ahead of change is what Intel and SAP are good at. We offer next-generation technologies that can help businesses seize the opportunities presented by big data, mobility and the cloud—and help lead businesses toward greater efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability.

The SAP HANA* business platform, developed in collaboration with Intel and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, helps companies bring transactions and analytics together to propel smarter business decisions. In the past, organizations maintained one database for their transactional applications, such as those in the SAP Business Suite*, and another for their analytics applications, such as SAP NetWeaver* and Business Warehouse*.

But the SAP HANA in-memory database, optimized for Intel® architecture, enables the integration of data-driven intelligence into real-time transactional processes from within a single platform. SAP HANA is a high-speed, massively scalable data warehouse that can ingest data in real-time and deliver insights at the speed and volume needed to support instantaneous business processes on an enterprise scale. SAP HANA’s in-memory capabilities support real-time business scenarios while dramatically reducing total costs.

Running SAP HANA on Intel Xeon processors lets businesses take advantage of Intel’s proven reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features so you can trust that your mission critical data applications will be available when you need them. The Intel architecture also helps ensure the HANA platform can scale almost without limit, allowing you to easily adapt to changing demands. Intel Xeon processors also have built-in security features such as high-speed data encryption to help ensure that your data is better protected.

SAP HANA running on Intel architecture offers next-generation mobility, providing access to data and applications from anywhere and on the device of your choice. SAP HANA is available on-demand through the cloud, and supports SAP business applications on a wide range of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1 devices, Ultrabooks™ and laptops, so employees can work smarter, respond faster, and have access to all the information they need to make better decisions, no matter where work takes them.

To learn how SAP HANA running on Intel Xeon processors can power real-time business on an enterprise scale, download our solution brief Infuse Your Business with Real-time, Data-driven Intelligence.

Watch this video to learn how Virtustream uses SAP HANA running on Intel Xeon processors to power a highly scalable and reliable platform for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering.

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