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HP reveals ‘Project Kraken’ advancement with a 12TB in-memory system at SAPPHIRE NOW keynote today

By Manoj Suvarna - Director, Product Management, HP Converged Systems


In January 2013, HP and SAP together announced “Project Kraken” as a co-innovation effort between HP and SAP designed to leverage real-time transactional data to improve business processes and mitigate risks. This significant joint development effort is being engineered by HP and SAP in Walldorf, Germany and will accelerate the adoption of in-memory computing for large online transaction processing (OLTP) applications.

Today during Vishal Sikka’s SAPPHIRE NOW keynote speech, HP demonstrated the next major milestone of this joint initiative by unveiling a 12- terabyte system that will redefine ‘in-memory computing’.  HP is using our own IT department as the pilot for Kraken -- the largest system of its kind that significantly reduces the time required to analyze and process large amounts of data.  With this platform, transactions that in the past required hours will run in seconds. 




In-memory technologies will fundamentally and forever change the database market.  As part of this paradigm shift, customers will move from traditional databases to gain huge magnitudes of improvements in performance and simplified management.  To move OLTP workloads from traditional databases to in-memory technology, customers require systems that are highly scalable and available.  HP and SAP’s strategy and ‘Project Kraken’ delivers next generation server platform that delivers on these customer requirements.      


As you can see, together HP and SAP are investing in creating major advancements in in-memory computing.  We are solving real business problems with systems built on standards that deliver performance, simplicity and predictability for your SAP HANA based data-management systems.  

What next?


  • Go to HP booth #3318 to register for an NDA session and to meet our HP-IT experts who have experiences the SAP HANA journey first hand
  • Talk to our HP Services professionals about how to start your own SAP HANA journey
  • Find out more about HP AppSystems for SAP HANA

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  • Technology marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in energy, semiconductor and IT industries.
  • Jeff Spiller has over 30 years experience in architecting highly available and scalable multi-tier platforms for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. He is currently HP’s technical lead for the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Appliance, optimized for Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) software. As a member of HP's ESS Performance and Solutions Engineering COE (Center of Excellence), Jeff has a proven track record for designing, tuning and performing capacity planning in OLAP, ROLAP, OLTP and consolidated environments.
  • Focused on cloud, virtualization and appliance solutions for HP technology.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne

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