SUSE has announced support for its Optane DC persistent memory Intel, with SAP HANA.
Permanent Memory (or PMEM) is typically defined as any method or device that stores data structures so that one can access them by using memory instructions or memory APIs even after the process that created or modified them last time - and this often means "when it's off."
Using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications, SAP HANA users can now use Intel Optane DC persistent memory in the data center.
Users can optimize their workload by moving and retaining larger amounts of data closer to the processor and minimizing the higher data retrieval delay from system storage during maintenance.
Intel Optane DC persistent memory support, currently available in beta from many cloud providers and hardware vendors, is another way to help customers transform their IT infrastructure to reduce costs, achieve higher performance and become more competitive.
"Permanent memory technology will trigger new applications for data access and storage," said Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE. "By offering a fully-supported solution based on Intel Optane DC percistent memory, businesses can benefit more from SAP HANA's performance. SUSE continues to work with companies such as SAP and Intel to serve customers worldwide, seeking to fuel their growth by transforming their IT infrastructure. Their needs determine the direction of our innovation. "
Intel's VP & GM for Non-volatile Memory and Storage, Alper Ilkbahar, claims that Intel Optane DC persistent memory represents a new class of memory and storage technology specifically designed for the use of the datacenter.
This new class of memory is designed to provide cost-effective solutions for large-capacity databases, help deliver longer system time and faster recovery after power cycles and deliver higher-performance cloud-based applications.
Martin Heisig of SAP HANA's Technology Innovation Network said: "The persistent memory delivery capability for SAP HANA is an important milestone in our ongoing relationship with SUSE and Intel. SAP Digital Core is based on the idea of simplifying the infrastructure, for increased productivity and real-time knowledge. "
Support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA workloads, running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications, is included in the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 4, which is now available globally.