SAP Standard Application Benchmarks

SAP Standard Application Benchmarks help customers and partners find the appropriate hardware configuration for their IT solutions. Working in concert, SAP and our hardware partners developed the SAP Standard Application Benchmarks to test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components.

SAP Standard Application Benchmarks test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components. Access the two-tier and three-tier results for the Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark.

SD three-tier results

SD two-tier results

We now have the very first SAP Standard Application Benchmarks using the HANA database certified using the Enhanced Mixed Load (BW-EML) benchmark. Access the results here:

BW-EML Internet configuration, SAP NetWeaver

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Benefits of Benchmarking

SAP Standard Application Benchmarks help customers and partners find the appropriate hardware configuration for their IT solutions. Working in concert, SAP and our hardware partners developed SAP Standard Application Benchmarks to test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components.

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Measuring in SAPS

SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) is a hardware-independent unit of measurement that describes the performance of a system configuration in the SAP environment. It is derived from the Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark, where 100 SAPS is defined as 2,000 fully business processed order line items per hour.

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Publication, Policy and Violation

Read the SAP Standard Application Benchmark Publication Policy to learn about practices for the publication of information related to SAP Standard Application Benchmarks.

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Sizing

SAP, in cooperation with its technology partners, makes sure that there is a proper sizing procedure for all applications. For sizing, the key performance indicators are CPU, disk space and disk I/O, memory, and network bandwidth. SAP also provides the tools that can help determine these key performance indicators.

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Additional Resources

Benchmarking News

First SAP sever power benchmark certified (February, 2011).

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Benchmarks certified in March 2013

3 SAP SD benchmark(s)(two-tier)

Interpreting Benchmarks

Learn how to interpret SAP Benchmarking results.

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SAP Benchmark Glossary

This glossary provides helpful definitions of SAP Standard Application Benchmarks and benchmarking terms.

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