SAP’s Aggressive 2011 InMemory Business App Strategy

BOSTON– — SAP is promising an aggressive 2011 roadmap for new
applications that leverage its in-memory technology as well as a new
release of its HANA system that company officials say enterprises could
use instead of traditional databases from rivals such as IBM, Microsoft
and Oracle.

At a daylong event here March 9, SAP executives
outlined 10 new in-memory applications that will be released in the
third and fourth quarters of this year and that will run on the
company’s HANA (high-performance analytical appliance). The combination
of the software and hardware will enable enterprises and SMBs (small
and midsize businesses) to ask any question about their business data,
and in real time get the answers, Vishal Sikka, SAP CTO and a member of
the company’s executive board, said during a keynote at the event.

SAP’s analytics and BI (business intelligence)
software lets customers significantly reduce data-crunching tasks “from
days to seconds. It’s a profound impact on a company,” Sikka said.

He said the new applications, the in-memory
computing technology and HANA were part of a larger vision that SAP’s
executive board laid out when it began driving the company’s strategy
13 months ago, with the goal of giving businesses the software tools to
run faster, smarter and more efficiently. SAP last year first ran out
its in-memory technology, which essentially moves data out of the
traditional storage devices and into RAM, a move designed to speed up a
business’ ability to access and use that data.

For more, read the eWEEK article: SAP Outlines In-Memory Business App Roadmap.

CIO Insight Staff
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