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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. 

HP offers certified configurations for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA - SAPPHIRENOW

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


With SAP’s recent release of SAP Business Suite core applications powered by SAP HANA, customers can now realize a real-time business transformation, supported by an in-memory platform.   


In-memory platforms represent a huge technological shift in the way companies deal with data because it enables the processing of massive quantities of real-time data in the main memory of the server to provide immediate results from transactional and operational data.  This transformative innovation, however, would not be possible without the technology enablement and software innovation offered by companies like HPand SAP.    


SAP has officially certified HP 2 TB and 4 TB systems for Business Suite powered by SAP HANA based on the HP ProLiant DL980 server and these will shortly be available for customer orders.   For customers that wish to get started immediately, HP offers a range of single-node server configurations ranging in capacity from 128 GB to 1 TB RAM.

HP demos the solution which enables real-time business models at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW

By Steve Quan, HP Product Manager, SAP Solutions


If you’re coming to SAP SAPPHIRENOW in Orlando, please stop by HP Booth #3318 to check out our demo of HP AppSystems for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.


You’ll learn how to get your enterprise up and ready to run SAP Business Suite on HANA, and enable the real-time business model your company needs to remain competitive.


You’ll see how the solution is architected and how HP Converged Infrastructure delivers an ideal platform for your SAP applications.

HP focuses on business transformation at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013

By Jodie Jordanger – HP Converged Systems Marketing


On May 14-16, 2013 HP will be participating in SAPPHIRE NOW (#sapphirenow) in Orlando.


As the recently announced 2013 winner of SAP’s Pinnacle Award Technology Partner Innovator of the Year, HP has a ton of great solutions to showcase at Sapphire this year.    


From track sessions to booth presentations and demos, come see our entire portfolio of SAP solutions, including those delivered on HP Converged Infrastructure addressing SAP HANA and in-memory data platforms. 


Here’s an ‘at a glimpse' guide to what’s going on.



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