SAP is scaling up its database efforts, including the in-memory HANA and Sybase database technologies.
During a press conference this week, SAP announced that the SAP Business Warehouse will now be powered by SAP HANA. Vishal Sikka, executive board member for Technology and Innovation at SAP said, "Business Warehouse on HANA is a non-disruptive, dramatic improvement in performance and cost."
The ultimate goal is to enable all of SAP's application portfolio to run well on SAP's database and in-memory technologies.
The Linux OS is at the core of SAP's HANA database push and is the only operating system on which the in-memory database will run.