Hewlett Packard Enterprise is moving fast and furiously into in-memory computing, something upon which SAP has been trading for about eight years.
HPE’s No. 1 such project is development of The Machine, an ambitious effort first announced in 2014 to build a computer with new technologies designed to handle the massive amounts of data that will be generated through such trends as the cloud, data analytics, the proliferation of mobile devices and the Internet of things (IoT).
An announcement on the status of that project is coming May 16. You can read about it here on eWEEK.
Meanwhile, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based IT giant on May 15 introduced new compute, storage and networking software packages running SAP’s in-memory HANA database and SAP Leonardo machine learning to help customers accelerate real-time analytics.
HPE, which has a 28-year partnership with SAP that currently serves more than 25,000 customers, announced the following:
--a preview of its next-generation architecture for SAP HANA, designed with Memory-Driven Computing principles, enabling enterprises of any size to analyze and process massive amounts of data at the Digital Core in real time;
--new SAP-certified solutions that extend SAP HANA offerings for on-premises IT and private cloud deployments;
--Intelligent Edge solutions featuring SAP Leonardo, that provide customers with the ability to derive real-time insights and produce actionable results from Internet of Things (IoT) data by enabling end-to-end visibility to product centric operations; and
--new SAP advisory and transformation, professional and operation services from HPE.
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Accelerating Real-Time Analytics at the Digital Core
To address analytics and data challenges, a growing number of enterprises are now modernizing their database infrastructure to an in-memory environment that can handle the scale and growth of large data sets for critical business processes.
HPE’s next-generation architecture for SAP HANA is designed with Memory-Driven Computing principles to handle specifically the demands of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), a powerful and highly configurable suite of software solutions that can simplify business operations. This new architecture combines HPE Integrity Superdome X servers with highly scalable technology recently acquired from SGI to solve complex problems at greater scale, accelerate big data analytics and achieve greater insight.
HPE claims that the next-generation architecture for SAP HANA will scale appropriately for in-memory computing and offer modularity and reliability to handle demanding workloads and protect high-value applications and data.
HPE’s New Solutions for SAP-HANA Environments
HPE is increasing its portfolio of on-premises and private cloud solutions for SAP HANA to include the following:
--Largest S/4 HANA certifications: In addition to having the largest scale-up configurations at 20TB, HPE claims to now have the largest scale-out configuration for S/4 HANA use cases at 80TB of memory.
--New SAP HANA solution for HPE Synergy: This isthe industry’s first composable infrastructure certified for SAP HANA, designed for cloud service providers running a multi-workload private cloud environment.
--New Enterprise Application Continuity solution is aimed to ensure high availability, disaster recovery and data protection for SAP and SAP HANA. The combination of HPE Serviceguard, HPE 3PAR StoreServ All Flash, HPE StoreOnce and HPE Recovery Manager Central deliver business continuity for mission-critical SAP environments.
--Networking solutions with HPE and Arista: SAP customers now can connect across multi-cloud environments for increased flexibility.
Empowering Intelligent Edge Devices
As if all of that isn’t enough, HPE is also introducing Edgeline converged edge systems with SAP Leonardo for Edge Computing, a bundle of data processing software and analytics services optimized to run in edge (remote office, IoT, PC or mobile) environments. The HPE Edgeline system is the industry’s first bundle for SAP Leonardo that delivers data center-class compute power that can withstand industrial environments, while meeting the processing and analytics requirements from extremely high volumes of data generated in industrial IoT environments.
The HPE / SAP solution enables users to upgrade operations and business models by gaining new insights into the vast amounts of data generated from industrial devices, such as pumps, assembly lines and other data-generating systems that reside on factory floors and other industrial locations.