The persistently increasing quantity of data from enterprise applications as well as from the web is a great opportunity but also a challenge. Comprehensive data from different sources, such as operational systems, data warehouses and the web, enable intensive analysis. Due to the amount of data involved, however, it can be difficult to manage and often causes unacceptable response times. In-memory computing helps to overcome such hurdles, as huge amounts of real-time data can be processed in the main memory of a server, thereby dramatically accelerating data access for analysis. From the business point of view this enables faster decisions based on in-depth data analysis.
To leverage the advantages of in-memory technology SAP has introduced SAP HANA® appliance software. Fujitsu and SAP have co-innovated on this appliance to deliver instant access. Bringing data into the main memory of a server means bringing it closer to where it is needed: to business! Fujitsu and SAP have built on their joint experience with prior appliances based on in-memory technology (e.g., numerous successful Business Warehouse Accelerator Infrastructure projects). Likewise, Fujitsu ensures the optimized infrastructure and comprehensive service offerings needed to support SAP HANA for the benefit of their joint customers.
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