Analyzing Business as it Happens
Increasingly sophisticated business decision models depend on extremely fast access to and manipulation of massive data stores. Insight into business operations often demands data volumes that are beyond the capabilities of traditional disk-based systems to process them in real time, which can limit access to benefits such as the the ability to respond in real time to the changing needs of the business
• Flexibility based on insight that accurately directs quick action
• Empowerment of business users to make and act on smart decisions.
• This reality often causes a separation between ongoing business neefollowing:
• Efficiency provided by ds and the analytic applications that support them. In such cases, the lag time between data gathering and interpretation delays the ability to benefit from business information, thereby limiting its value.
SAP In-Memory Appliance Software (SAP HANA™) delivers next-generation in-memory computing through an ongoing engineering collaboration between SAP and Intel to provide optimized performance and reliability on Intel® architecture, including the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family.
This paper introduces SAP In-Memory Computing technology concepts, explains how SAP HANA uses them to help deliver real-time business insight, and describes how synergies with Intel architecture-based server platforms drive solution value. The discussion begins with an examination of the hardware and software innovations that set the stage for SAP In-Memory Computing, including the ways in which the architectures of Intel Xeon processors and SAP HANA complement one another.
Next, the paper describes specific optimizations made as part of the ongoing, collaborative engineering relationship between Intel and SAP. In the context of general database concepts, the paper illustrates how SAP HANA takes advantage of Intel architecture to deliver high performance and reliability, as well as excellent support for application developers working with SAP HANA.
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