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. We cover basic principles of in-memory computing and describe the SAP HANA solution with its use cases and the corresponding IBM eX5 and X6 hardware offerings.
We also describe the architecture and components of IBM Systems 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, backup and restore, high availability and disaster recovery, as well as 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
Chapter 2. SAP HANA overview
Chapter 3. Software components and replication methods
Chapter 4. SAP HANA use cases and integration scenarios
Chapter 5. IBM Systems offerings for SAP HANA
Chapter 6. Deployment considerations for SAP HANA
Chapter 7. Business continuity for SAP HANA
Chapter 8. SAP HANA operations
Chapter 9. Summary
Appendix A. Appendix
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