SAP extends support for Hadoop environments

Business Intelligence

by CBR Staff Writer| 18 May 2012

SAP real-time data platform provides real-time decision support to ingest, store and process big data in real-time

SAP has extended its advanced support and integration with Hadoop environments including an expanded 'big data' partner council and customer showcases.

The 'big data' integration capabilities are planned in SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward software with the release of service pack 4 for the SAP HANA platform..

The SAP real-time data platform, based on its HANA platform, includes data management capabilities from SAP Sybase IQ, SAP Sybase ESP, SAP Sybase ASE and SAP Enterprise Information Management.

SAP Database & Technology global executive vice president and general manager Steve Lucas said the HANA platform will provide access and deliver information up to 100,000 times faster than before and provide new ways to run businesses and master 'big data.

"The SAP real-time data platform delivers an information value chain that uncovers and harnesses the right information at the right moment by moving data among SAP HANA, SAP Sybase IQ and Hadoop file systems,"Lucas said.

The real-time data platform unlocks business value from 'big data' by providing real-time decision support to ingest, store and process big data in real-time.

SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward are expected to provide both business users and IT with an information management application. They deliver enhanced performance by reading from and loading to Hive and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), batch updating and loading to SAP HANA, SAP Sybase IQ server and any other data store.

The data and information services extends the data view to analyse data sources by performing linguistic analysis and extracts relevant content from files, Web logs and social media. They also integrate data quality scorecards directly within business intelligence (BI) and enterprise applications so users can determine the accuracy of the data and if necessary take corrective action.

The company has also set up a 'big data' partner council that will help produce applications uncovering use cases and architectures that leverage the SAP real-time data platform and Hadoop.

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