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SAP Recognized as a Market Leader by Gartner in 2014 Operational Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems”* for the second consecutive year, based on the evaluation the SAP HANA® platform, SAP® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE) and the SAP® SQL Anywhere® suite. SAP is recognized as a market leader for both its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.”

According to the Gartner report, “Leaders generally demonstrate the most support for a broad range of operational applications, based on support for a wide range of data types and large numbers of concurrent users. These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support. Many have competed in this market for many years, and have built a wide partner ecosystem for their products. Hence, Leaders generally represent the lowest risk for customers in the areas of performance, scalability, reliability and support. As the market's demands change, so Leaders demonstrate strong vision in support not only of the market's current needs but also of emerging trends. Finally, the messaging, product research and development, and delivery of leaders are in line with today's market and with new trends in both DBMS software and hardware technology.”

“Customers are increasingly turning to SAP databases to fuel innovation while simplifying their IT landscape,” said Ken Tsai, vice president, Product Marketing, SAP. “SAP HANA, SAP ASE and SAP SQL Anywhere are at the core of our data management vision and we’re committed to providing world-class intelligent operational database solutions that deliver scalable, reliable and resilient operational data management solutions that meet the needs of digitized business. We believe this recognition from Gartner further affirms our continued momentum, direction and leadership in this space.”

More than 4,100 SAP HANA customers and 1,700 startups are using the SAP HANA platform to accelerate business processes, operations and decisions as well as to simplify data landscapes to reduce costs. SAP ASE holds the leading 2- and 4-processor Intel-based Linux results on the SAP SD Standard Application benchmark, confirming SAP ASE as a performance leader especially where TCO is paramount. In addition, SAP SQL Anywhere holds the leading price and performance Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC-C) benchmark reinforcing its suitability for Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded applications. Since its introduction in 2011 there have been over 5,800 SAP Business Suite software installations on SAP ASE, and over 1,500 SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA installations since it became available in 2013. These strong installation numbers in such a short timeframe demonstrate the benefits in operational efficiency and performance for customers using SAP HANA and SAP ASE.

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Susan Miller +1 (610) 661-9225, susan.miller@sap.com, EST

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems” by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, October 16, 2014.
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