This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the new in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 flagship systems and SAP HANA. We first discuss the history and basic principles of in-memory computing, then we describe the SAP HANA offering, its architecture, sizing methodology, and licensing policy. We also review IBM eX5 hardware offerings from IBM. Then we describe the architecture and components of IBM System Solution for SAP HANA and its delivery, operational, and support aspects. Finally, we discuss the advantages of using IBM infrastructure platforms for running the SAP HANA solution.
This paper is intended for SAP administrators and technical solution architects. It is also for IBM Business Partners and IBM employees who want to know more about the SAP HANA offering and other available IBM solutions for SAP customers.
This paper has been replaced by the following IBM Redbooks publication: In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 Systems.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. History of in-memory computing at SAP
Chapter 2. Basic concepts
Chapter 3. SAP HANA
Chapter 4. The IBM Systems Solution for SAP HANA
Chapter 5. Summary