Amplify the ROI from SAP® applications with DB2 and Power Systems.
Consider the facts. DB2® on Power Systems™ performed 3 times faster than Oracle Database on SPARC, using the same number of cores, based on results from the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.1
SAP themselves switched their internal application production environment to DB2, and their database performance improved by 40 percent.2 We have seen other organizations reduce their applicable infrastructure costs in support of SAP solutions by as much as 25 to 50 percent3 when moving to DB2.
At the same time, many customers who chose to move workloads from Oracle/Sun to IBM Power Systems have noticed up to a 60 percent drop in IT costs.4
What is the secret? DB2 is uniquely tuned for running SAP application environments. For example, clients have reported reductions in SAP data storage volumes in the range of 40 to 60 percent.4
DB2 is also deeply integrated with SAP’s DBA Cockpit. The design principle is to make DB2 “invisible” during SAP installation and to the SAP Basis Administrator. At no extra cost to you, DB2’s high availability and disaster recovery is fully supported and included in the DB2 installation.
1Results on two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark, as of April 3, 2012: IBM Power 795 (32 processors, 256 cores, 1,024 threads) achieved 126,063 SAP SD benchmark users running the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application 6.0, AIX 7.1 and DB2 9.7; certification number 2010046 v. Oracle SPARC Enterprise Server M9000 (64 processors, 256 cores, 512 threads), which achieved 39,100 SAP SD benchmark users running SAP ERP 6.0, Solaris 10, Oracle 10g; certification number 2008042. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries.
2SAP IT selects IBM DB2 as strategic database platform for internal business systems.
3Based on actual customer case studies. See “IBM DB2: Optimized for SAP software” (PDF, 7.30MB).
4Based on actual customer case studies.
All client examples cited or described are presented as illustrations of the manner in which some clients have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual client configurations and conditions. Contact IBM to see what we can do for you.
5Based on internal tests and reported client experience from 28 Sep 2011 to 07 Mar 2012.
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