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Lenovo Servers for SAP HANA

The ThinkSystem SR950 mission criticalservers are ideal for your most demanding SAP HANA deployments, providingsuperior capability and greater business value.



SAP HANA is an in-memory data platformthat is deployable as an on-premise appliance, with certified server and storage hardware through aTailored Datacenter Integration (TDI), or in the cloud. It is a revolutionary platform, which is bestsuited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deployingreal-time applications. Its primary function as a database server is to storeand retrieve data as requested by the applications. In addition, it performsadvanced analytics (predictive analytics, spatial data processing, text analytics, text search, streaming analytics, graph data processing) andincludes extract, transform, load (ETL) capabilities as well as an applicationserver.

WHYLenovo for SAP HANA?

The Lenovo and SAP partnership andsolutions delivers competitive advantages for SAP HANA platforms. Lenovo providesnumerous advantages including the server, storage, service, operating system,high reliability, scalability and World Record SAP HANA and applicationperformance.

TheLenovo Solution for SAP HANA incorporates a pay-as-you-grow design forlarger workloads in the future. This combination allows you to reduce your TCOby:

  • Achieving higher utilization and loweracquisition costs with improved capacity and performance.
  • Speeding server deployment andserviceability.
  • Reducing downtime by swapping componentsquickly, including compute, storage and I/O as well as fans and power supplies.

WHY is Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 the ideal server to run SAPHANA? 

Lenovohas several advantages with its SAP HANA solution using the powerfulThinkSystem SR950. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 holds9 performance world records with the 4 socket SAP HANA BWoH benchmark (as of August 12, 2019). This includes data load,query throughput and query runtime. Follow the links at the end of this articleto read SAP HANA BWoH performance reports.

TheSR950 is a 4U rack server capable of supporting up to 8 processors. It featuresa modular system with all components accessible via the front or rear of theserver helping to simplify server management and service. The SR950 supports upto 12 NVMe drive bays for increase storage at lower latency and up to 24hard-disk or solid-state disk drive bays for increased storage capacity.Support for 128GB 3DS RDIMMs enables up to 6TB of memory in a four-socketconfiguration and 12TB of memory in an eight-socket configuration.



SAP HANA is the firstmajor database platform optimized for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory. SAPHANA automatically detects persistent memory hardware and adjusts itself byplacing data structures that would benefit the most in persistent memory, whileall others remain in DRAM. The result is an eye-popping 12.5x faster systemrestart time for a 6 TB system. This means less downtime when implementingmaintenance or security updates. Intel Optane memory also provides an averageof 2X more data in memory and 56% lower memory cost in SAP HANA scale-upenvironments than the previous generation.

The Lenovo Solution forSAP HANA provides outstanding capability for SAP HANA to driveenterprise-critical insights in real time. Powered by ThinkSystem SR950 missioncritical servers and the latest Intel Xeon processors, the solution is designedto improve your SAP HANA data foundation and help lower total cost of ownership. When paired with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, the solution canalso increase SAP HANA capacity and reduce business downtimes.