Intel at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2018: Plan Your Schedule Now

Here it comes: SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG (America’s SAP Users’ Group) Annual Conference arrives in Orlando on June 5–7.

SAP SAPPHIRE is SAP’s premier annual event: An estimated 25,000 people will attend and an additional 80,000 will tune in online. Per usual, the agenda is packed with keynotes, presentations, technical sessions, and demos. It’s a chance for SAP customers to meet with SAP experts and industry partners to learn the latest developments in cloud and in-memory computing, and catch the newest business applications for the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

As one of SAP’s leading development partners, Intel will be there too, showcasing some of its recent advances in persistent memory and other technologies in booth presentations and demos.

Learn more about Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

The long, dynamic history of co-engineering between Intel and SAP on the SAP HANA* in-memory database is about to enter an exciting new chapter. Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory is a revolutionary new product in an emerging new data tier. It combines features of both traditional main memory and storage to dramatically increase processing performance and service uptime for in-memory databases such as SAP HANA. This translates into better, faster insights to drive business transformation, at a more affordable cost.

For an excellent introduction for how Intel Optane DC persistent memory can transform your digital enterprise, be sure to attend the breakout session Intel IT Transforms Supply Chain Management (SCM) at Scale with SAP HANA and Intel Optane Persistent Memory (1:30pm-2pm, Tues. June 5; room SE201). Craig Chvatal, Intel IT’s Chief ERP and BI Architect, reveals how Intel IT is improving TCO and driving strategic business outcomes through its implementation of SAP SCM* via a modern data warehouse on SAP HANA. Learn how Intel Optane DC persistent memory has the potential to revolutionize SAP HANA data tiers and help your IT org shape a roadmap for more effective SCM.

What makes Intel Optane DC persistent memory revolutionary? In traditional computing architectures, memory was small, expensive, and volatile, but Intel Optane DC persistent memory is a game-changer, offering a big, affordable, and persistent memory tier that places more data closer to the processor on Intel® 3D XPoint™ media for faster processing at a lower TCO. Because this new memory tier is nonvolatile, data persists in memory through power cycles, eliminating the lengthy delays usually associated with scheduled maintenance restarts.

During my previous life as a database admin, I used to dread when the power went out because you would lose some of the data volume in the volatile DRAM. Today, in this scenario, it could take an hour or two to reload a typical 2TB database and get the system up and running again—which is a long time to go black when real-time information delivery is mission critical. Now, with persistent memory, you don’t lose columnar main memory data stores when the power fails, and restart times will be nearly instantaneous. Intel Optane DC persistent memory minimizes system downtime, leading to greater data processing reliability, increased availability, and improved KPIs, all to drive greater business velocity.

Stop by Our Booth at SAP SAPPHIRE for More Activities

The Intel booth #140 will be a hub for discovery and innovation throughout the show. Join us for these live demos featuring the latest advances from Intel and its technology partners.

  • Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for SAP HANA: This interactive, touch-screen demo introduces Intel Optane DC persistent memory and shows how it offers faster restart times for more reliable in-memory processing than traditional DRAM memory.
  • SAP HANA Machine Learning Automates Intel® Drone Image Data: Intel drones provide the best resolution and cost effectiveness for acquiring aerial images for the purposes of public registrars and local water management agencies.
  • IBM Cloud*—SAP HANA Update: Learn about bare-metal Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor cloud offerings for SAP HANA.
  • SAP Leonardo* Factory Predictive Analytics: How Intel uses vibration analysis and machine learning to reduce manufacturing defects.

Also in booth, we will feature over 30 tech talks presented by industry experts from Intel and our partners, including HPE, Lenovo, Dell, Cisco, Atos, Hitachi, Fujitsu, NEC, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, Accenture, and other partners.

Intel experts will also give presentations in partner booths as part of our Intel Passport program. Pick up your passport and make the rounds of our demos in the Intel booth and presentations in partner booths to learn how Intel is working with industry partners to help gain top performance, scalability, and security for a range of partner solutions. Present your completed passport in the Intel booth to win prizes!

See You in Orlando!

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Tim Allen

About Tim Allen

Tim is a strategic relationship manager for Intel driving enablement for enterprise software companies related to the cloud, big data, analytics, AEC, commercial VR, datacenter, and IoT. Tim has 20+ years of industry experience including work as a systems analyst, developer, system administrator, enterprise systems trainer, product marketing engineer, and marketing program manager. Prior to Intel Tim worked at IBM, Tektronix, Intersolv, Sequent and Con-Way Logistics. Tim holds a BSEE in computer engineering from BYU and an MBA in finance from the University of Portland. Specialties include - PMP, MCSE, CNA, HP-UX, AIX, Shell, Perl, C++