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For 40 years, IBM and SAP have consistently delivered superior ROI through thousands of successful implementations. Our global business and technology solutions can help you innovate, adapt and compete. Many of these Blog entries are written by the IBM SAP Competence Center subject matter experts covering  the latest technologies from the IBM SAP Alliance


Real-time analytics with IBM DB2 and the SAP In-Memory Appliance
DB2 integration with SAP HANA makes rapid business insight possible

To gain insight and competitive advantage in today’s lightning-fast markets, businesses need rapid responses to analytic queries more than ever. To meet this need, SAP created the SAP In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA™) software, which enables organizations to quickly analyze business operations based on large volumes of detailed information. But to maximize the benefits of SAP HANA, data must be replicated from operational and transactional sources into SAP HANA quickly and efficiently.That’s why IBM® DB2® is the essential RDBMS for SAP Business Suite software environments. DB2 works directly with SAP HANA to support automatic, real-time replication. With DB2 and SAP HANA, organizations can significantly extend the value of their SAP technology investment and deliver results to business-critical analytical queries in seconds.


• Analyze transactional data in real time to gain accurate business insight
• Lower administration costs by standardizing existing SAP® Business Suite software landscapes
• Process ad hoc analytical queries on the fly without precalculations or extensive database tuning
• Extend the value of investment in SAP software

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