This third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA. It covers the basic principles of in-memory computing, describes the IBM eX5 and X6 hardware offerings, and explains the corresponding SAP HANA IT landscapes using these offerings.
This book also describes the architecture and components of the IBM System x® solution for SAP HANA, with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) as a cornerstone. The SAP HANA operational disciplines are explained in detail: Scalability options, high availability and disaster recovery, backup and restore, and virtualization possibilities for SAP HANA appliances.
This book 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 clients.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Basic concepts of in-memory computing
Chapter 2. SAP HANA overview
Chapter 3. Software components and data replication methods
Chapter 4. SAP HANA integration scenarios
Chapter 5. IBM System x solutions for SAP HANA
Chapter 6. SAP HANA IT landscapes with IBM System x solutions
Chapter 7. Business continuity and resiliency for SAP HANA
Chapter 8. SAP HANA operations
Appendix A. Additional topics