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SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 Delivers Extreme Transaction Processing by Boosting Performance and Scalability for Very Large Database Environments

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of SAP® Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE) service pack 100 (SP100), a key component of the SAP® Real-Time Data Platform. As the volume and velocity of data and transactions increases, enterprises need a database system that allows for easily scaling the amount of users, data and transactions. The new 15.7 release of SAP Sybase ASE responds to this need through increased performance and scalability, as well as enhanced monitoring and diagnostic capabilities for very large database environments.

SAP Sybase ASE 15.7 coincides with the newest release of SAP® Sybase® Replication Server®, another core element of the SAP Real-Time Data Platform. SAP Sybase Replication Server is designed to replicate data in real time, without disrupting applications at their source, while transactional consistency is preserved. The deep integration and simultaneous availability of these two powerful products enables customers to achieve real-time data distribution across the enterprise and delivers a seamless disaster recovery environment for SAP® Business Suite on SAP Sybase ASE.

"Traditional online transaction processing (OLTP) is transforming to 'extreme' transaction processing and with it demanding new capabilities from transactional databases," said Irfan Khan, chief technology officer and senior vice president, Database & Technology, SAP AG. "The latest release of SAP Sybase ASE delivers faster processing of unstructured data, new methodology to minimize storage space and advanced tools to increase data availability — all critical characteristics for meeting the challenges of extreme OLTP."

SAP Sybase ASE 15.7 also recorded leading two-, four- and eight-processor two-tier SD standard application benchmark results for x86 based Linux systems, delivering near-linear scalability from two to eight processor systems. The certified two-processor result, run with Cisco UCS B200 M3 server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, achieved 6,530 SAP SD benchmark users and 35,680 SAPS¹. The result certified on the four-processor HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 achieved 12,735 SAP SD benchmark users and 69,550 SAPS². The result certified on the eight-processor Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX900 S2 server with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 achieved 23,250 SAP SD benchmark users and 127,030 SAPS³. Details of the benchmark results can be found at www.sap.com/benchmark.

The results achieved on Intel-based Linux servers with leading hardware vendors provide further evidence that SAP Sybase ASE can deliver scalable, high-performance databases, not only for SAP Business Suite applications, but also for the most demanding extreme transactional environments. With SAP Business Suite running on SAP Sybase ASE, organizations benefit from a single vendor for support, synchronized releases and optimized performance for mission critical, data-intensive environments. The enterprise edition of SAP Sybase ASE 15.7 SP100 is currently available on Windows x86, Windows x64, Linux x64, IBM/Linux POWER, AIX 64, Sun Solaris Sparc, Solaris x64 and HP's Integrity i4 servers with HP-UX.

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¹On the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark (certification number 2013001, valid as of January 8, 2013), the Cisco UCS B200 M3 server with two processors achieved 6,530 SAP SD benchmark users and 35,680 SAPS. It was configured with two Intel Xeon Processors at E5-2690 at 2.9 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, with 16 cores and 32 threads. The servers were running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, Sybase ASE 15.7 and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

²On the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark (certification number 2013017, valid as of July 3, 2013), HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 with four processors achieved 12,735 SAP SD benchmark users and 69,5 SAPS. It was configured with Intel Xeon Processor E5-4650 at 2.70 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, with 32 cores and 64 threads. The servers were running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, Sybase ASE 15.7 and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

³On the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark (certification number 2013012, valid as of May 13, 2013), the Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX900 S2 with eight processors achieved 23,250 SAP SD benchmark users and 127,030 SAPS. It was configured with eight Intel Xeon Processors at E7-8870 at 2.4 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, with 80 cores and 160 threads. The servers were running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, Sybase ASE 15.7 and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

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