Fujitsu Sets the Pace for Virtualised Scale-out SAP HANA Deployments with SAP

Enterprises running large systems on SAP HANA can now benefit from certified scale-out performance, optimising critical virtualised infrastructure in the data centre. New SAP certifications for Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST enterprise servers confirm that they can provide the headroom for fast growth in data volumes used by systems running on SAP HANA, a key enabler for digital transformation.

SAP Standard Application Benchmarks are designed to help customers and partners find the most appropriate hardware configuration for their IT solutions by setting strict SAP requirements for data throughput, speed and scalability. The SAP Standard Application Benchmark version 2 for SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW), edition for SAP HANA fully assesses a system’s ability to process workloads running on SAP HANA to support the optimal operation of SAP HANA environments. Fujitsu recently successfully undertook the benchmark with its PRIMEQUEST 2800B3 servers running SAP HANA on virtualised VMware vSphere 6.5, as well as not virtualised. The respective benchmark results with 4 and 8 SAP HANA nodes have been certified by SAP 1.

SAP subsequently announced its support for the latest version of VMware vSphere 6.5 for SAP HANA scale-out up to 16 nodes. This provides good performance levels for SAP HANA environments with up to 64 (16×4) TB of system RAM. The VMware vSphere solution is based on the Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA^2.

The Fujitsu-supported SAP BW application, edition for SAP HANA helps maximise return on investment and enable dynamic business continuity through the flexible allocation of system resources for SAP HANA scale-out deployments, using 4- or 8-socket high-end Fujitsu PRIMERGY or PRIMEQUEST systems for maximum scalability.

Customers can benefit from a fully scalable, reliable infrastructure that is ready for the demands of digitalisation, fast to set up and easy to manage, while protecting their investment. Data growth can easily be accommodated with additional capacity and performance when required, without the need to change existing hardware or virtualisation platform.

Pricing and availability

The Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA based on Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY or PRIMEQUEST servers and VMware vSphere 6.5 is available for purchase directly from Fujitsu and from Fujitsu SELECT channel partners. Pricing varies according to system configuration.

Notes to editors

Fujitsu is an SAP global technology partner, an SAP global services partner and an SAP-certified provider of hosting services. Fujitsu and VMware have co-developed joint solutions throughout a 15-year strategic partnership.

(1) Benchmark details:

Certification number 2018007: SAP BW, edition for SAP HANA version 2, 4 x FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800B3 with eight processors/176 cores/352 threads, Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4, 8 VMs on VMware vSphere 6.5, 10 400 000 000 initial records, 116 169 seconds total runtime of data load/transformation, 7 239 query executions per hour, 240 seconds total runtime of complex query phase.

Certification number 2017052: SAP BW, edition for SAP HANA version 2, 4 x FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800B3 with four processors/88 cores/176 threads, Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4, 4 VMs on VMware vSphere 6.5, 3 900 000 000 initial records, 61 418 seconds total runtime of data load/transformation, 5 772 query executions per hour, 254 seconds total runtime of complex query phase.

Certification number 2017051: SAP BW, edition for SAP HANA version 2, 4 x FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2800B3 with four processors/88 cores/176 threads, Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4, not virtualised, 3 900 000 000 initial records, 56 174 seconds total runtime of data load/transformation, 6405 query executions per hour, 256 seconds total runtime of complex query phase.

All benchmarks ran on three-tier configurations with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, SAP NetWeaver 7.50, SAP HANA 1.0. For more details, see http://www.sap.com/benchmark.

(2)Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA is an all-in-one infrastructure solution for fast and secure SAP HANA deployments. At the core of this infrastructure, the eight-socket Fujitsu Server PRIMEQUEST 2800B offers unprecedented performance and memory capacity combined with high reliability for business-critical workloads. This makes it ideal for big data applications and in-memory databases like SAP HANA. The server’s hardware architecture allows in-system upgrades to up to eight CPUs, as well as the capability to double the RAM resources as needed, allowing customers to exploit the full potential of their PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA environments.