Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oracle and SAP

Oracle Database and IT Infrastructure for SAP



Oracle provides the world's most complete, open, and integrated technology stack, including databases, business software, operating systems, servers, and storage. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice across the IT infrastructure.
For more than 21 years, Oracle has been the safe, reliable, and scalable database of choice for SAP and SAP customers. More than two-thirds of all midsize- to large-enterprise SAP customers in every industry entrust their application deployments to Oracle databases, and companies are running SAP applications with Oracle databases on all major operating systems. Oracle Database and database options are constantly optimized for SAP applications.
Now, with Sun server, storage, and virtualization technology as well as the Oracle Solaris operating system, Oracle offers a complete technology stack; every layer is integrated to work together as a single system. Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating system options provide excellent system availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and a low total cost of ownership.
Oracle and SAP AG have an ongoing commitment to our joint customers and have long-standing reseller and customer support agreements in place, which provide enhanced access to Oracle database technologyOracle SolarisJava technology and products, and world-class customer support.
Oracle and SAP coordinate global support processes for:
  • Proactive risk mitigation for introduction of new products to reduce support-related assistance requests
  • Single, consistent service relationships with a dedicated, long-term team of technical analysts who provide direct customer contact to SAP customers using Oracle databases
Oracle/SAP resources include:
  • The Oracle Database and Sun development team, which manages and executes joint Oracle/SAP database and Oracle Solaris integration projects
  • Oracle Global Technology Centers for SAP, which provide presales support, including sizing and IT infrastructure optimization
  • The Oracle Database and Sun support teams onsite at SAP support centers in Tokyo (Japan), Palo Alto (California, USA), and St. Leon-Rot/Walldorf (Germany)


Oracle is leading the market for databases supporting enterprise business applications such as the SAP Business Suite. SAP R/3, launched in 1992, and subsequent SAP products such as SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) were developed using the Oracle Database, and the companies have a deep relationship at the technical level. Oracle's assistance during incorporation of new database features, performance testing, bug fixing, and customer problem escalations has been invaluable to the large number of SAP customers running on Oracle.
Years ago, Oracle implemented the industry's best concurrency model with nonescalating, row-level locking, and multiversion read consistency. In the latest version, Oracle Database 11gRelease 2, innovative features such as self-tuning database components, sophisticated partitioning schemes, and data compression have maintained Oracle's reputation for performance, scalability, and optimal use of hardware resources for enterprise applications. With Data Guard, Real Application Clusters (RAC), Advanced Security (ASO), and Database Vault, Oracle is also a leader in database availability and security—an important consideration for managing critical data in an SAP system.


With an exponential surge in data demands and tough economic conditions, customers need to run their business as efficiently as possible. Oracle understands the demands of implementing, deploying, managing, and upgrading SAP infrastructures.
With Sun server, storage, operating system, and virtualization technology, Oracle provides flexibility and choice across the IT infrastructure. Together, Oracle and SAP offer a world-class set of end-to-end SAP IT infrastructure solutions that deliver a high level of system availability as well as a clear path to improve productivity, increase system utilization, lower the total cost of ownership, and transform your technology infrastructure into an eco-friendly data center.

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