HANA Going into Entire SAP Lineup

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-05-25 Print this article Print


HANA-there's no particular meaning for the name-is now being applied to SAP's entire software architecture, Kazi said. SAP's HANA hardware partners in this venture include not only Dell, but also Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Cisco, Fujitsu and Intel, he said.

Beta testing on the new HANA software is being conducted at the Charmer Sunbelt Group, U.S. distributors of fine wines and beer.

"Real-time analytics and new applications advanced by in-memory computing technology will allow us to analyze massive quantities of data in local memory, quickly and easily," said Paul Fipps, CIO and vice president, Business Services, The Charmer Sunbelt Group. "We expect that business decisions can be executed without delay in mission-critical processes and reports, such as profitability analysis and customer segmentation on complex and detailed data."

Meanwhile, the University of Kentucky is moving its SAP implementation to a Dell-managed cloud. Other beta testing will get into action over the next few months.

Additionally, Dell Services will provide support of SAP HANA applications, helping customers deploy the in-memory IT alongside SAP's enterprise resource planning and BusinessObjects analytics applications.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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