MapR + SAP = Real-Time Business Insights at Hadoop Scale


SAP® is one of the largest software companies in the world, known for delivering solutions in enterprise resource planning, enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence, mobile, and in-memory computing.

Real-Time Insights with Massive Scalability

MapR and SAP have partnered to provide you with fast, real-time analytics on a unified enterprise architecture. SAP and MapR are delivering the first real-time platform for structured, unstructured, and streaming data that allows you to analyze larger windows of data for more accurate insights. The optimized SAP-MapR data platform provides tiered analytics for instant access with massive scalability. The joint solution extends the value of your SAP solution with:

  • Wider, faster view of your business—tap into unstructured data and streaming data, analyzing more data types with SAP HANA on MapR
  • Deeper, more accurate insights—provide online, long-tail storage and larger windows of batch processing for historical data
  • Lower storage costs—manage big data scale-out capacity on commodity hardware while retaining speed and manageability

Most Powerful Combination of SAP + Hadoop

The MapR Distribution including Apache™ Hadoop® with NFS provides network file system (NFS) connectivity to data in addition to standard Hadoop APIs, simplifying the collection and processing of your raw data and making it seamlessly available for SAP HANA Smart Data Access. Moreover, only MapR provides a multi-tenant Hadoop platform with fine-grained resource management and data placement control. This provides greater resource utilization and vastly simplifies the cost and complexity of your enterprise data architecture.

Traditional Deployment vs. SAP-MapR Optimized Deployment

Most Powerful Combination of SAP + Hadoop

MapR and SAP HANA bring together leading innovation for fast access to and real-time analysis of very large data sets—allowing managers and executives to quickly understand their business.

MapR provides 2-5x higher performance than other Hadoop distributions. And, with its built-in 24x7 high availability, data protection, flexible recovery, and resilience, MapR provides the only enterprise-grade platform for SAP HANA and Hadoop.

Hadoop enables you to store and access longer histories of detailed data at a lower cost, while using SAP HANA to drill deeper, and in different ways, into the data underlying your business. Example MapR-SAP joint solutions include:

MapR and SAP HANA enable you to analyze huge volumes of data as it’s loaded, including the ingestion of high-speed streaming data, without complex layers of data management and storage limitations. You can now get answers to questions you couldn’t ask—or even think to ask—before, and you can run high-performance applications that make business processes faster and leaner.

Product Snapshot

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. It enables converged OLTP and OLAP data processing within a single in-memory column-based data store with ACID compliance, while eliminating data redundancy and latency.

Solution Highlights

Extract Value from Massive Data Scale linearly and incrementally as data volume grows.

Combine Real-Time Processing with Infinite Storage Analyze realtime data alongside historical data.

Distribute Data Processing Use MapReduce to mine big data across many servers.

Provide Deeper Business Insights Streammassive amounts of data and leverage SAP HANA to unlock the business value of data in Hadoop.

Deliver Enterprise-grade Reliability Meet stringent SLAs for your business-critical deployments.

SAP HANA Benefits

Real-Time Analytics With transactional and analytical data stored together, SAP HANA provides on the-fly analysis for all combinations of data in real time.

Real-Time Operations Enable preventive and efficient business practices by detecting, analyzing and adjusting to exploding machine data from the Internet of Things.

Real-Time Platform Simplify the development of real-time applications with a scalable web server, business rules and UI library.

MapR Benefits

Proven Production Readiness Meet stringent SLAs in production deployments with HA, disaster recovery, security, multi-tenancy, and consistent snapshot capabilities.

Top-Ranked Hadoop Distribution Give end users the responsiveness they need with the distribution for Hadoop that provides the highest throughput and lowest latency.

Unified Big Data Capabilities> Handle all types of analytical and operational workloads in a single cluster. Leverage the innovations from the Hadoop community.

About SAP

As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device—SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

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