Cisco Chooses MapR for SAP-approved HANA Appliances to Deliver Faster, Easier Data Handling

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MapR, Cisco, and SAP have been collaborating for years to help you gain insight from all of your data sources. Today, we’re excited to announce that Cisco has developed an appliance that includes the MapR Data Platform for SAP HANA, making it much easier and faster for you to harness the power of big data.

Cisco’s UCS Integrated Infrastructure for SAP HANA is based on their popular B460 scale-out platform with C240 storage servers, and it incorporates the MapR Data Platform. For the first time ever, Cisco’s new 40G 3rd generation Fabric Interconnect (UCS 6332) offers lightning-fast 40Gbps end-to-end speed – perfect for handling big data and HANA.

This is an exciting announcement for any company using SAP HANA. The UCS Integrated Infrastructure for SAP HANA is simple to deploy, it speeds time to market, and it will reduce your operational expenses. You also have greater flexibility, with the ability to choose either a scale-up (on-premises) or scale-out (cloud) storage strategy.

Why did Cisco and SAP choose the MapR Data Platform for the UCS Integrated Infrastructure for SAP HANA? The MapR Data Platform has been designed and optimized from the ground up to create, maintain, and return the highest levels of value from your data. Some of the capabilities we’ve been honing over the years, which will make HANA customers very excited, include:

  • Business Continuity – achieving maximum uptime for data
  • Real-Time – enabling immediate access to data
  • Agility – flexibility in application development and analytic processing
  • Multi-Tenancy – aggregating distinct user groups, data sets, and applications into an efficient deployment
  • Security – protecting data from theft or tampering
  • Reliability – high availability and disaster recovery

What’s happening to your business right now? Powerful applications from SAP that leverage data and data models moment by moment can have a tremendous impact on your business operations—in real time. The fact that Cisco has certified MapR on their industry-leading hardware platforms validates MapR as the big data platform of choice that can be used for any and all data sets/sources.

SAP’s certification of the MapR Data Platform as the persistence storage layer for HANA, their flagship in-memory database, validates MapR as one of a handful of premier file systems in the world to achieve this certification—an honor that options based on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) could never achieve.

The MapR Data Platform provides high performance, web-scale storage for big data. Combined with the UCS Infrastructure for SAP HANA, this powerful solution will help you gain a powerful competitive advantage and drive your business results.

This blog post was published April 18, 2016.

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