For businesses seeking to quickly analyze large volumes of data without having to make a large, upfront capital investment, HP is rolling out a new cloud-based service.
Known as HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, the new offering gives organizations an entrée to in-memory computing and big data analytics. The service is intended to help them rapidly analyze and make decisions on significant amounts of data at a cost and pace that makes sense for their business.
“Today’s market pressures create the need for companies to know in real time what is going on with their enterprise, their clients and even their competitors,” said Jules Beck, HP’s vice president for Enterprise Application Services.
In-memory computing allows users to bypass I/O disk access with their database queries and process large quantities of data in their servers’ main memory for much faster results. Offering it as a cloud-based service means customers can connect to the HANA platform "in only weeks instead of months," according to HP.
The service, announced this week, includes an SAP HANA software license along with hardware and ongoing management. It runs in an HP managed cloud environment either as a managed virtual private cloud or a managed private cloud within a local HP data center.
Customers will pay a monthly subscription fee based on a five-year commitment with the option to scale up and down on-demand. Pricing will vary according to client environments and specific service requirements.
The product will be first launched in Australia and New Zealand, based on client demand and interest, but will be available globally.
“With HP as our strategic partner we are delivering integrated solutions that enable (customers) to become best-run businesses,” said Eric Johnson, senior vice president for SAP Database and Technology Solutions. “This new offering is part of SAP’s HANA Enterprise Cloud strategy to offer mission-critical end-to-end managed cloud services to its customers,” both directly and through partners, he added.
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