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Huawei KunLun Certified for 16TB SAP HANA®

May 12, 2017

[Shenzhen, China, May 12, 2017] The Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server is now SAP-certified under general availability. Offering 16TB of processing power, the KunLun server now makes Huawei one of the few providers of solutions for SAP HANA® larger than 10TB. With its database computing performance, memory, and reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS 2.0), KunLun helps boost the digital transformation of enterprises.

The KunLun engineered system for SAP HANA integrates multiple advanced technologies developed by Huawei, SUSE and SAP. Kunlun accelerates data import during memory computing by storing database log volumes on ES3000 SSDs. Huawei's own NC interconnect chips expand CPU resources and exchange signaling and data in nanoseconds. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications improves process scheduling to optimize the hyper-scale computing resources of KunLun NUMA architecture.

This architecture forms the basis for the SAP HANA database that makes use of KunLun's scale-up capability. SAP HANA senses the location of data in memory and assigns the closest CPU for rapid computation. Together, these features support the high performance of SAP HANA on the KunLun server.

With today's development of the Internet and refinement of enterprise businesses, immense data volumes and database workloads resulting from the data integration of different services have become the two main obstacles to development. Such enterprises have an increased need for real-time data computing. Mobile applications, procurement, production, inventory, logistics, customer relationship management and other services must now undergo database integration for faster data exchange among modules and more efficient business operations.

However, traditional servers are unable to support the resulting increase in data volume. The KunLun engineered system for SAP HANA boasts 16TB of computing resources and can be scaled-up, meeting SAP HANA requirements for putting performance and reliability first.

Wang Zhen, Vice President, IT Server Product Line, Huawei, said: "Our partnership was founded in 2012 and our joint strategy in 2014, bringing collaboration to a new level. This bond propels the evolution of Huawei engineered system for SAP HANA: from the first launched in 2013 to this 16TB KunLun-based solution in 2017. As an SAP global technology partner, Huawei is always committed to open collaboration and joint innovation. We continue to create products and solutions of value to every customer."

SAP HANA combines database, data processing and application platform capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial and business analytics. By providing advanced capabilities such as predictive text analytics, spatial processing and data virtualization on the same architecture, it further simplifies application development and processing across big-data sources and structures. This makes SAP HANA a highly suitable platform for building and deploying next-generation, real-time applications and analytics.