Saturday, 18 May 2013

"Project Kraken" HP and SAP provide single server for Big Data

Hewlett Packard and SAP have presented at the end of the Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, a community project to reduce the hardware requirements for processing large amounts of data clearly and Big Data applications, thereby making more efficient at the same time. "Octopus Project" combines HP's server technology with SAP's HANA in-memory database.

IBM EX5 server family for SAP HANA

The main advantage of the prototype shown is that it triples the memory size of a single, scalable server for complex, data-intensive workloads. The system uses 16 CPUs from Intel's Xeon E7 processor family (also known as Ivy Bridge-EX) and supports up to 12 TB of storage in a server unit. Currently apply industry-wide as the standard 4 TB.
"Project Kraken" HP and SAP provide single server for Big Data

As with most new enterprise technologies - whether hardware or cloud solutions - the goal is to improve business processes by facilitating the establishment and the processing time is reduced. Project Kraken is aimed at a variety of vertical sectors of Government, health and finance to trading. Possible scenarios are Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM) and data analysis.

"Show with Project Kraken HP and SAP how customers can carry out a performance boost, while simultaneously simplifying the management of the infrastructure," said Vihsal Sikka, CTO and CEO of SAP. "It shows how large companies can have their enterprise applications, including SAP Business Suite, with growing amounts of data in a shorter run time. This offer will change the database market fundamentally and permanently. "

The server prototype was shown this week at the Now Sapphire. But neither HP nor SAP commented on them when the system is on the market for data analysis.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Sapphire Now: SAP plans to accelerate its own database

SAP is in a hurry. The new database technology Hana is "the fastest growing product in the enterprise software industry," said SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe on Wednesday at the Sapphire Now customer Exhibition in Orlando. Hana'll especially from German customers "very, very good" believed Germany boss Harry Thomsen said at the same event in the domestic Walldorf.

Sapphire Now: SAP plans to accelerate its own database

The center launched in 2011 Hana database technology that enables the analysis of data in real time, in addition to rental offers, so-called cloud solutions and software for mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets is the most important growth area of ​​SAP. So far, the revenue share is still small. After 392 million euros last year, SAP plans to implement this year, between 650 million and 700 million euros with Hana.

The total annual sales of SAP 2012 amounted to 16.2 billion euros. The broad market launch of SAP’s standard software on the database has taken place much earlier than planned, Snabe said. This is unusual. Usually, the introduction of software delaying rather, said IDC analyst Ruediger Spies. The painful experience of the rental software with SAP homemade "by Design". But with its new database offering penetrates the software maker in the core business of his arch-rival Oracle, which so far just like IBM provided the basis for SAP's enterprise software.

SAP's core application is software that enables companies to plan their business processes - from warehousing to personnel and financial planning to sales concepts. In the databases store the information necessary to plan programs. Oracle manager Mark Hurd is still left. "These customers are not SAP customers, but everyone's customers," Hurd said on Wednesday told reporters in Munich. Oracle was still very pleased with the agreement for the joint installation of SAP applications with Oracle databases.

That could change: The database technology Hana was very much in demand in the German market, said Germany boss Harry Thomsen. Numbers did not call Thomsen. The positive reaction in the domestic market is an important signal. SAP recently made about 14 percent of its product sales in Germany. About a week ago SAP announced to offer its database technology as a platform for Rent Hana on our own servers. Several German customers have already expressed interest, Thomsen said. So far, however, no contracts had yet been completed, because the prices are not yet facts are clear.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

SAP leads with Mobile Secure BYOD Management in the Cloud

SAP has introduced Mobile Secure a hosted suite for managing mobile devices in the enterprise. The software-as-a-service offering covers the trend toward Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).  

At the same time announced a partnership with the security vendor Mocana on the user
SAP leads with Mobile Secure BYOD Management in the Cloud
conference SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando (Florida).

The SaaS offer is based on the SAP Afaria solution, IT departments can manage both private and proprietary Moilgerate with. Also includes Analytics dashboards from the family to the Business Objects functionality. SAP has in the press release specially pointed out that the offer applies to customers ", with or without existing SAP infrastructure."

As Google's Android mobile operating system, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 are supported. The available under solution can be tested for 30 days free license.

The partnership with Mocana also covers the Mobile Devices segment. SAP will resell its mobile app solution Protection future under his own name. The service enables companies to self-developed as well as third-party apps to secure it without ever writing any code.

Monday, 13 May 2013

SAP Launches "HANA Enterprise Cloud"

SAP offers its in-memory database appliance HANA now also in a cloud version. Users can use the "HANA Enterprise Cloud" with their ERP, CRM or Business Warehouse solutions. Through partner companies, SAP also provides them as a managed service.

With the new company could offer quickly scale into the petabyte range, stressed Vishal Sikka, CTO and Executive Board of SAP, in a conference call. Applications could be accelerated through the cloud with real-time capabilities.

SAP Launches "HANA Enterprise Cloud"

According to SAP, Sikka has worked for over two years to the cloud-based offering. The actual cloud service will be initially only from the Walldorf Group itself. However, at the Sapphire conference in Orlando and the Partner Summit, he will announce details about the Partner Program for Managed Services.

The new cloud offering does not mean the end of the HANA appliances that come from manufacturers such as HP, IBM, Fujitsu and Huawei, stressed Sikka. "We're talking about an open-plus-one strategy that opens up another option for users."

In a further step, it should then give the HANA cloud for users who want to pursue this in their own environment. Currently exists in SAP but this still does not match it. Future could all cloud services are based on the SAP HANA cloud, so Sikka.

The technological approach describes the SAP CTO with a "resilient infrastructure." The solution is achieved without virtualization technologies. They run directly on the hardware, to allow maximum performance. Nevertheless, it was possible through pooling, or cell configurations, add or subtract server resources. SAP generally have put a lot of work into tools and administration tools for the new service. Among other things, the cloud provides frame monitor for user-friendly provisioning of HANA cloud instances.

So that SAP may also be some technical problems that currently exist with HANA appliances address. So far, HANA was very difficult to use in virtualized environments, so the solution was restricted to physical hardware. Users who wanted to offer HANA several business areas, customers or tenants, therefore, had problems. With the new management layer SAP bypasses das. Also in their own interest, such as Forrester analyst Stefan Ried commented. Because otherwise could hardly introduce economically SAP HANA as a cloud service.

To use the HANA Enterprise Cloud, customers first need the appropriate software licenses for SAP Business Suite, SAP HANA, and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, as the manufacturer informs. It also existing licenses can be used. Then, SAP provides the necessary migration tools available. The service itself can subscribe monthly. The costs will be calculated depending on the size and scope of data and applications.