HP and SAP Advance SAP HANA Through Joint Innovation

HP and SAP AG announced advancements in a joint initiative, code-named “Project Kraken,” to improve business processes and mitigate risks for customers.  Unveiled last January, Project Kraken is a co-innovation effort between HP and SAP, built from years of HP server technology innovations and optimized with the in-memory SAP HANA database for SAP Business Suite,  and was demonstrated for the first time at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, Fla.

The goal with Project Kraken is to provide customers – including retailers, financial institutions, utilities and governments – additional choice in scalability for large, online transaction processing applications, with requirements for real-time analytical insights into this data.

The prototype system, optimized with 16 Intel Xeon processor E7 family (code-named Ivy Bridge-EX) central processing units and 12 terabytes of memory, has been engineered for complex, data-intensive workloads. These include supply chain, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and data analysis. 

With this solution, customers can consolidate multiple online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytic processing (OLAP) databases into one vertically scalable server with improved performance. This will further the capabilities of SAP HANA, providing real-time analytics on transactional data, eliminating the need to spend time and resources moving data between environments.