SAP HANA can run on both x86 and IBM Power Systems; however, its performance may vary greatly depending on the platform. Once you sort fact from fiction, it becomes clear that the hardware you choose really makes a significant difference.
According to an IDC report on who can benefit from SAP HANA on Power, two of the types of businesses that can significantly benefit from running SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems include:
- Businesses with SAP HANA appliances due for a refresh
- Businesses on commodity architecture moving to SAP HANA
Organizations looking to move to IBM Power Systems from another platform can gain the benefits of better flexibility, reliability, performance, resiliency and high availability.
Running SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems allows your entire SAP workload to exist on one platform — enabling you to do more with a smaller hardware footprint, while still running SAP HANA on the same Linux operating system. Reducing complexity through consolidation can be a boon to the business.
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SAP HANA and IBM Power Systems in action
See how these customers realized the benefits of faster business processes, simple migration and industry leading security on IBM Power Systems.
Enjoys the taste of success with 50% faster backend jobs and time savings on daily workloads.
Unleashed massive flexibility to support game-changing innovation and super-fast IT services.
Increased time to results by 30% by deploying a brand-new SAP HANA ecosystem on IBM POWER8.
Meet the demands of SAP HANA workloads now and into the future
You’ve made the decision to implement SAP HANA. But to get the most from your database, you need to deploy on a platform that won’t hold you back when the demands are high. Learn why IBM Power Systems is the ideal partner for SAP HANA mission-critical workloads.
Key technical documents
SAP HANA on IBM Power Planning Guide:
SAP HANA on IBM Power Planning Guide – Planning Sheets:
These sheets correspond to the best practices matching the Planning Guide 3.X Versions only.
SAP HANA on IBM Power Implementation Guide:
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