SAP(R) Applications Certified for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster

Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:17pm EDT

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Apr 30 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Oracle today announced SAP(R) applications are now certified for
    use with the Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, a general-purpose
    engineered system designed for maximum simplicity, efficiency,
    reliability and performance.
--  SAP infrastructure and applications based on the SAP NetWeaver(R)
    technology platform 6.4 and above and certified with Oracle Database
    11g Release 2, such as the SAP ERP application and SAP NetWeaver
    Business Warehouse, can now be deployed using the SPARC SuperCluster
--  The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 provides an optimized platform for SAP
    environments that can reduce configuration times by up to 75 percent
    (1), reduce operating costs up to 50 percent(2), can improve query
    performance by up to 10x(3), and can improve daily data loading up to


SPARC SuperCluster Delivers Pre-Integrated Infrastructure for SAP

--  With the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, customers can:
    --  Consolidate and Simplify - SAP applications, central services and
        the Oracle Database can be run securely and efficiently on a
        single engineered system to greatly simplify deployment,
        management and service of their SAP infrastructure. With its
        built-in virtualization and high availability capabilities, up to
        4TB of memory and up to 10x database storage compression, the
        SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 can scale to support the largest
        centralized deployments.
    --  Speed Deployments and Reduce Cost - The SPARC SuperCluster
        provides hardware and software engineered to work together, which
        is designed to simplify and accelerate application deployment and
        systems management. Operating system, virtualization and systems
        management via Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, and
        Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c are included at no extra
        cost with Oracle Premier Support services.
    --  Improve Performance and Productivity - Optimized hardware and
        software -- including Oracle Exadata which provides up to
        1,000,000 Database Flash IOPS and up to 32 GB/s query throughput
        -- can radically accelerate business queries, reporting, and
        analysis enabling more informed business decisions. Factory
        integrated components and comprehensive systems management tools
        can reduce administrative overhead, helping to free up IT


Supporting Quote 

--  "The Oracle SPARC SuperCluster is an ideal platform for consolidating
    SAP applications and infrastructure," said Ganesh Ramamurthy, vice
    president of engineering, Oracle. "Because the SPARC SuperCluster is a
    pre-integrated engineered system, it enables data center managers to
    dramatically reduce their time-to-production for SAP applications to a
    fraction of what a build-it-yourself approach requires and radically
    cuts operating and maintenance costs."


Supporting Resources

--  Datasheet: Oracle's SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
--  Datasheet: Oracle's SPARC SuperCluster is Now Supported by SAP
--  Video Podcast: Oracle SPARC SuperCluster
--  Oracle's SPARC T4 Servers
--  Oracle Solaris on OTN
--  Connect with Oracle Solaris via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
--  Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter


About Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
 The Oracle SPARC SuperCluster
T4-4 is the world's fastest general purpose engineered system, delivering
high performance, availability, scalability and security to support and
consolidate multi-tier enterprise applications with web, database and
application components. The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 combines Oracle's
SPARC T4-4 servers running Oracle Solaris 11 with the database
optimization of Oracle Exadata, the accelerated processing of Oracle
Exalogic Elastic Cloud software, and the high throughput and availability
of Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance all on a high speed InfiniBand
backplane. Part of Oracle's engineered systems family, the SPARC
SuperCluster T4-4 demonstrates Oracle's unique ability to innovate and
optimize at every layer of technology to simplify data center operations,
drive down costs, and accelerate business innovation. 

    About Oracle
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the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle
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 (1) Comparison based on individual
components of SPARC SuperCluster sold separately.
 (2) System comparison
based on two Sun Fire E25K servers with 288 cores and EMC VMax SE with 87
TB storage capacity versus one SPARC SuperCluster half rack. The software
licensed for these systems is based on number of cores and multipliers
including Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.
 (3) System comparison
based on Sun Fire E6900 and SPARC T3 servers versus one SPARC
SuperCluster half rack.
 (4) System comparison based on one SPARC
Enterprise M9000-32 and EMC2 DMX versus one SPARC SuperCluster half rack.


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