SAP Deepens Partnership with Google and Intel, Offers Faster Memory for Growing Data

SAP is deepening its partnership with Google and Intel to offer GCP virtual machines supporting the upcoming Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for SAP HANA workloads.

These GCP VMs will be powered by the future Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) thereby expanding VM resource sizing and providing cost benefits for customers.

Customers will be able to leverage their growing data volumes to impact business outcomes, said Philip On, Global Technology Marketing Vice President at SAP.

Compute Engine VMs with Intel Optane DC persistent memory will offer higher overall memory capacity with lower cost compared to instances with only dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).

Information users, IT managers and DBAs, and c-level executives will benefit the most from this, according to On.

Business analysts and data scientists can now analyze more data in-memory in real-time, On explained. The business can now gain deeper insights into more data to answer questions and respond in the moment.

IT managers and DBAs benefit from the landscape simplification that this provides with the increased capacity and persistent memory technology, allowing them to put more data on a single node.

The c-suite benefits from the lower total cost of ownership while at the same time delivering more real-time and intelligent insights.

SAP has also tightened SAP HANA’s security to adhere to new data protection guidelines. The platform now offers built in data anonymization technology.

“We need more than ever to make sure sensitive information is protected and complying with these regulations,” On said. “HANA offers the most advanced real-time data anonomization capabilities using methods like k-anonymity and differential privacy.”

On said the partnership with both Google and Intel will continue into the future, where the company hopes to further innovation.

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