Violin Flash Memory Arrays Now Certified With SAP(R) Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise to Accelerate Customer Applications in Transaction-Driven Environments

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and WALLDORF, GERMANY, Apr 16 (Marketwired) -- 
Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems, and SAP AG
(NYSE: SAP) today announced that Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Arrays
are now certified for interoperability with SAP(R) Sybase(R) Adaptive
Server(R) Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE), delivering reliability and
accelerated performance across a range of enterprise applications. Used
together, these solutions will provide customers with enhanced and
simplified solutions that leverage the power of Violin Flash Memory
Arrays and business-critical SAP applications to accelerate
transaction-driven environments. Additionally, Violin Memory is now an
SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge(R)
program. It will work with SAP to serve new and existing customers,
partners and channels to benefit from solutions from Violin Memory and
SAP. Violin products are also available in support of SAP ERP

    "The Violin Flash Memory Arrays integrated with SAP Sybase ASE are a key
solid-state storage component for the acceleration of business-critical
applications from SAP," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president,
Business Development and Ecosystem Innovation, SAP. "The certification
process showed that the arrays can deliver significant performance
improvement over traditional disk-based systems, delivering substantial
value to customers. In fact, during preliminary internal testing, we have
seen 10x improvement in the performance of SAP Sybase ASE running on
Violin Flash Memory."

    According to Violin Memory's CEO Don Basile, "SAP's certification of
Violin Memory will give customers added confidence that they can deploy
an economical flash memory system in a business environment that demands
low latency and high performance. Through our partnership with SAP, we
plan to expand the reach of memory-based storage technology to the

    Benefits of the Violin Flash Memory Array for SAP Sybase ASE include the
acceleration of IO-bound online transaction processing (OLTP)
applications, the acceleration of database setup operations, checkpoints,
logs and ETL (Extract Transform and Load) activities. 

    Violin Storage at the Speed of Memory
 The purpose-built memory arrays
from Violin provide the benefits of traditional storage in terms of
persistence, reliability, network sharing, scale and economics. The low
sustained latencies and high IOPS performance in a 3U form factor
delivering 1 million IOPS for mixed workloads brings a whole new shift in
terms of the value proposition delivered by SAP Sybase ASE running on

    SAP Sybase ASE is a high-performance database platform, optimized for
extreme transaction processing environments, achieving millions of
transactions per minute on large and growing databases. It helps improve
operational efficiency and significantly reduce overall costs through
efficient use of storage, processor, and staff resources.

    The certification report of SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin Flash
memory-based storage arrays can be viewed here; Violin products are
available immediately.


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About Violin Memory, Inc.
 Violin Memory is pioneering a new class
of high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to
bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications, servers
and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically designed at
each level of the system architecture starting with memory and optimized
through the array to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory
and meet the sustained high-performance requirements of business critical
applications, virtualized environments and Big Data solutions in
enterprise data centers. Specifically designed for sustained performance
with high reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds
of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded
in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For
more information about Violin Memory products, visit

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