SAP Drives Business Transformation Through Innovative "Big Data" Insights

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SAP® Sybase® IQ 16 Software Delivers Speed and Power for Extreme-Scale
Enterprise Data Warehousing and "Big Data" Analytics

LAS VEGAS,  Feb. 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced
the availability of SAP Sybase IQ 16 software, a critical component of SAP
Real-Time Data Platform. SAP Sybase IQ, the next-generation disk-based column
store analytics server delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise
data warehousing and "big data" analytics with dramatic affordability and
efficiency. With the latest version, SAP further extends an already robust
logical data warehouse offering with software that helps organizations extend
and exploit the value of big data to achieve insights that were previously
almost impossible or impractical. The announcement was made at the  TDWI
Conference, being held  February 17-22  in  Las Vegas.


The latest release of SAP Sybase IQ is faster, more secure and more adaptable to
changing business requirements. By extending the power of analytics to more
people and processes with less effort and expense, SAP Sybase IQ provides the
SAP Real-Time Data Platform the ability to turn massive data into actionable
insight at the speed of business.  

"This latest release of the SAP Sybase IQ product line, now fully integrated
into the overall SAP strategic direction, continues the vibrant innovation that
has been its hallmark with technology for handling petabyte scale data," said 
Carl Olofson  of IDC. "One such innovation includes the ability to make new data
available as it is ingested so users can query it as it is mapped to columnar
structures. This eliminates what had often become a bottleneck in processing
large data warehouses. With this capability, SAP Sybase IQ should enable users
to take full advantage of the ever-growing volume of new business data."

SAP Sybase IQ is integral to the company's data management vision, playing a
clear role in the SAP Real-Time Data Platform as the near-line-store to the SAP
HANA platform that handles massive amounts of real-time and historical data. In
addition, SAP Sybase IQ serves the customer need for extreme-scale enterprise
data warehousing and big data analytics in some standalone deployment scenarios.

"SAP Sybase IQ 16 is an important delivery in our vision for a comprehensive
real-time data platform and represents the joint innovation and expertise of SAP
and Sybase teams," said  Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG,
Technology and Innovation. "SAP Sybase IQ 16 is integrated with SAP HANA
platform and provides flexible and logical data management options to meet
unique business and technical requirements. SAP Sybase IQ accommodates mixed
workloads and large numbers of concurrent users. The software runs on a wide
variety of commodity hardware platforms, supporting lower total ownership costs
for companies that rely on data-driven decisions and processes for a competitive

Exploiting the Value of  Big Data
In order to go from terabytes to petabytes, massive amounts of data must be
loaded fast - big volumes equal the need for fast velocity - otherwise systems
would be brought to a stand-still. The high-performance data loading, a
capability cross-pollinated from SAP HANA in SAP Sybase IQ, ingests large
amounts of data faster than ever - petabyte-scale - making big data available to
applications and people faster, for in-the-moment decisions. Traditional
database systems require significant and time-intensive tuning and optimization
to deliver reports and analyses with acceptable performance or specialized
hardware platforms that can be difficult or expensive to scale as business
requirements evolve. With a column-oriented, expandable grid-based massively
parallel processing (MPP) architecture, along with patented data compression and
indexing technologies, SAP Sybase IQ dynamically manages many analytics
workloads in parallel, making it simpler and more cost-effective to support
thousands of concurrent users, user-driven reports and ad hoc queries, as well
as data-driven processes across the entire enterprise.

Transforming Business Through Deeper Insight
Companies can spot new business opportunities, delight customers and reduce risk
with answers to complex questions across years of data at the moment of
interaction or transaction. The latest version of SAP Sybase IQ employs an
intelligent data affinity approach to track the most optimal data access
patterns across the MPP framework to provide dramatic improvements to complex
queries on large data sets. In addition, the new row-level versioning (RLV)
technology enables customers to ask complicated questions while ingesting large
amounts of data from multiple sources, enabling analytics on information when it
is needed for improved decision-making.

Enterprise-Ready With Resiliency, Integration and Security
Multiplex resiliency in SAP Sybase IQ helps ensure that enterprise data is
always available. Users can get quick answers to any question at interactive
speeds by performing deep drill-down analysis on vast amounts of data using
standards-based integration to business intelligence (BI) solutions from SAP or
other third-party BI tools, without ongoing IT intervention. Big data becomes
actionable through multiple integration modes for using MapReduce and Hadoop,
in-database mining and portability of models with Predictive Model Markup
Language (PMML), R language support and an expanded library of statistical
algorithms. New data protection features help ensure that enterprise systems are
secure and easy to manage.  

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About SAP
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companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom,
warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and
organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more
effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services
enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously,
and grow sustainably. For more information, visit  

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