“Intel and SAP engineering teams have collaborated extensively on SAP HANA™ and SAP In-Memory Computing technology. Comparing the in-memory system performance with a classical relational database, the query time was reduced from 77 minutes to 13 seconds when run on the Intel ® Xeon® processor 7500 series. We are thrilled with this result, and it showcases once again the powerful impact of joint problem solving between our two companies.”
– K. Skaugen, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group
I have been receiving questions about how HANA (High Performance Analytical Appliance) from SAP will work. There are many different documentations that you can read. The most detailed ones can be viewed in http://help.sap.com As we all know SAP openly shares its technical documentations with everybody. Just go to http://help.sap.com/content/hana/overview/index.htm for detailed HANA documentations.
The above documentation is one of the best as well. From a general reads perspective it gives a clear picture for the details.
There is also a very valuable event at Madrid 8-11 November
Click on image for registration
this weekend I will try to publish a report on the challenges of high performance computing. There is a solid reason behind this war for performance and database technology changes are usually not transparent to the end user. In this new document I will try to focus on end user perspective and disclose what is next from my personal view.