Red Hat, Inc, a provider of open source solutions, has expanded the company’s strategic alliance with SAP AG to make it easier for customers to adopt and run the SAP Data Management portfolio, including the SAP HANA platform, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), SAP IQ software, and the SAP SQL Anywhere suite on Red Hat’s open source solutions.
The expanded collaboration is expected to enable real-time, in-memory innovation by providing
an open, scalable, integrated and highly-available platform for solutions from SAP along with those that are custom-built in an effort to expand customer choice when it comes to fueling business performance and helping enterprises realize increased value from cloud computing and big data.
As the foundation of the enhanced partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now available and qualified for production use of SAP HANA and supported by partners’ SAP-certified hardware solutions. SAP HANA enables customers to capture business transactions to help make smarter, faster decisions through real-time analysis and reporting combined with dramatically accelerated business processes. Customers can now also enjoy expanded choice when it comes to their deployments of SAP HANA to experience the industry-leading reliability, quality and stability offered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux. They can also standardize deployments of SAP solutions on Red Hat’s high-performing, secure and open platform, helping to ensure consistency of operations across the business.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA is designed for easy deployment and simplified integration, and will be available via SAP-certified hardware appliances from partners. Delivered through the power of the partner ecosystems of Red Hat and SAP, it is planned for customers to now have access to an expansive portfolio of cross-industry experience and expertise that harnesses the flexible, scalable and open nature of SAP software and Red Hat solutions that are designed to meet a variety of enterprise information requirements.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA is the culmination of SAP and Red Hat’s long history of collaborative efforts to enable joint customer success on a global scale. Recently, in March 2014, SAP announced that a team of technology partners – including Red Hat – had generated a new world record for the world’s largest data warehouse using the SAP HANA platform and SAP IQ.
Arun Oberoi, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Red Hat, said, “Red Hat is committed to providing the enterprise world with open choices to help meet IT challenges of every nature, including big data. We are very pleased to expand our relationship with SAP to offer customers a flexible, scalable and open standards-based foundation for their SAP solution-based landscapes, including those running SAP HANA, SAP ASE, SAP IQ and SAP SQL Anywhere. By complementing Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies with SAP’s powerful portfolio of data platforms, we, along with our vast, experienced partner networks, can deliver high-performing, enterprise-class solutions that help solve true business problems.”
Speaking about this development, Steve Lucas, President, Platform Solutions, SAP AG, said, “SAP HANA, along with the entire SAP Data Management portfolio, is designed to enable enterprises to accelerate business performance and fuel innovation while retaining IT simplicity and customer choice. By joining forces with Red Hat to enable SAP HANA on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we plan to give our customers an additional choice upon which to base deployments of SAP solutions; an open, flexible and scalable platform that is intended to support customers’ data management needs across on-premise and cloud environments.”