Newly announced IBM Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA are easy to order, tailored for quick deployment and rapid-time-to value, and offer flexibility to meet individual client demands. Small and large configurations already exist for these solution editions. Additionally, IBM plans to introduce a medium configuration using a four-socket POWER8 system, providing a compact option for clients seeking a solution for SAP HANA that can eventually scale to a database requiring 4 TB of memory.
IBM intends to bring the virtualization capability of PowerVM to the expanding little endian Linux distribution ecosystem supported on POWER8 based systems. These new Linux distributions allow for easy porting of Linux applications to the Power Platform.
DB2 for i Query performance
IBM intends to enhance its DB2 for i database to provide an enhanced in-memory oriented access capability to its database EVI (Encoded Vector Index) technology to facilitate enhanced aggregate query performance.
IBM intends to continue working with SUSE to support the Power S822, Power S814, Power S824, Power S822L, and Power S812L servers with an upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V12 release. For additional questions about the availability of this release and supported Power servers, consult https://www.suse.com.
Business Insight Engine (IBM Solution for Big Data and Analytics – Power Systems Edition)
IBM plans to introduce a business insight solution to provide IBM customers with a fully integrated solution for structured and unstructured data analytics using the Power S822L running Linux, a GPFS Storage Server using Power servers, select IBM Platform Computing software and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) compression.
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