AWS re:Invent 2016: Optimizing workloads in SAP HANA with Amazon EC2 X1 Instances (CMP322)

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  • 2016, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved.

    Steven Jones, Sr. Manager Solutions Architecture, AWS

    Rudi Leibbrandt, Senior Director SAP HANA Product Management, SAP

    November 30, 2016

    Optimizing SAP HANA on AWS

    with Amazon EC2 X1 Instances


  • Reduce costs Increase speed Improve agility

    Why Are Enterprises Moving to the Cloud?

  • Move from risk-laden

    up-front expense to

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    Stop guessing

    at capacity planning

    Go global in

    minutesRemove complicated infrastructure

    management that adds little

    business value

    GE Oil & Gas is migrating 500 applications, and more than 750TB of data, to

    the cloud by the end of 2016 as part of a major digital transformation, helping it

    attain a 52% reduction in TCO and greater speed to market.

    Get Rid of Time-Consuming, Expensive Tasks

  • Lower the time spent

    on infrastructure

    Dedicate more

    resources to innovation

    Concentrate on new

    business initiatives

    Our goal is to move at the speed of business. Our customers needs

    change constantly, and we need to be able to adapt to that.

    Keith Homewood Cloud Product Owner, Nordstrom

    And Focus on Your Core Mission

  • AWS Platform

    Infrastructure and core services

    Security and compliance

    Platform services

    Hybrid architecture

    Technical and business support


    Enterprise applications

    Internet of Things (IoT) services

    A collection of building blocks and tools to develop, deploy and operate secure

    and scalable and reliable applications in the cloud

  • SAP Overview

    SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, its the worlds third largest independent software manufacturer. 74% of the worlds transaction revenue touches an SAP system.

    Revenues (IFRS): 20.8 billion in FY2015

    Employees: More than 77,000 employees in 130+ countries

    Customers: 300,000 active customers in 190 countries

    Global 500: 87% of Forbes Global 500 customers are SAP clients

    Stock exchanges: Listed under the symbol SAP on stock exchanges, including the Frankfurt Exchange and NYSE

  • SAP HANA Platform

  • SAP HANA Platform: Common Use Cases

  • Data Management and Integration

    Advanced Analytical Processing

    Application Development & Delivery

    In-Memory Database

    Next-Generation Applications

    Machine Learning IoT Social Mobile

    Introducing SAP HANA 2Next-generation platform for digital transformation

    New release of the SAP HANA


    Continuous technology

    enhancements delivered 2x-a-year

    for agile IT

    Optimized for business innovation

    Introduce solutions or services to


    Transform processes to reduce

    operational costs

    Trans-Analytic Predictive Location Search Big Data

  • SAP HANA Platform: The Platform for All ApplicationsSimplify, accelerate, innovate

  • SAP BW 7.5powered by SAP HANA

    Performance optimization

    Simplification and Virtualization

    Introducing SAP BW/4HANA

    The Next Generation Data Warehouse

    Built for Cloud

    Logical Data Warehousing

    Internet of Things

    Integrates with Big Data


    HANA platformintegration

    Big Data scenarios

    2013 20152012

    SAP BW 7.3powered by SAP HANA

    SAP BW 7.4powered by SAP HANA


    SAP BW 7.5,edition for

    SAP HANA Add on

    For SAP BW/4HANA customers only

    Use transfer toolsto make system ready for SAP BW/4HANA

    Requires SAP BW 7.5 SP 4 or higher


    SAP BW/4HANA The Next Generation Data



    Strong partnership with a history of

    collaboration and rapid innovation

    Customer Outcomes

  • SAP Solutions Supported on AWS



    SAP Business Suite

    SAP NetWeaver

    SAP Business Warehouse

    SAP Business All-In One

    SAP Business One

    SAP BusinessObjects

    SAP Business




    SAP IQ

    SAP Replication Server

    SAP Mobile Secure

    SAP Mobile Platform

    SAP Database &

    Mobile Solutions

    IBM DB2

    SAP MaxDB


    Microsoft SQL Server

    NEW Oracle Database

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Windows Server

    Supported OS &

    DB Platforms

    SAP Note #1656099 contains the latest information regarding

    SAP product, landscape, and platform support on AWS

  • AWS Building Blocks

  • AWS Global Infrastructure

    14 Regions

    38 Availability Zones

    63 edge locations

  • EC2 Compute

    Intel Xeon E5-26xx v2, v3 & v4 CPUs

    Up to 2.9 GHz, Turbo enabled up to 3.6 GHz

    Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX2)

    Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 (X1)

    Quad Socket configuration / DDR4 Memory with high memory bandwidth and larger L3 caches

    Support for Intel AVX2 & TSX

    Single Device Data Correction (SDDC +1)

    Up to 128 vCPUs, up to 2TB RAM

  • Memory Optimized

    Name vCPUMemory




    x1.32xlarge 128 1952 20 Gigabit 131,500

    x1.16xlarge 64 976 10 Gigabit 65,750

    r3.8xlarge 32 244 10 Gigabit 31,920

    r3.4xlarge 16 122 High 15,960

    r3.2xlarge 8 61 High 7,980

    r3.xlarge 4 30.5 Moderate 3,990

    r3.large 2 15 Moderate 1,995

    Use in 2-tier and 3-tier configurations up to

    hundreds of thousands of SAPS

    Amazon EBS-optimized instances

    Enhanced networking

    Certified instances for SAP HANA

    Check SAP Note 1656099 for more information

    General Purpose

    Name vCPUMemory




    m4.10xlarge 40 160 10 Gigabit 47,320

    m4.4xlarge 16 64 High 17,712

    m4.2xlarge 8 32 High 8,856

    m4.xlarge 4 16 High 4,428

    m4.large 2 8 Moderate 2,214

    Compute Optimized

    Name vCPUMemory




    c4.8xlarge 36 60 10 Gigabit 37,950

    c4.4xlarge 16 30 High 19,030

    c4.2xlarge 8 15 High 9,515

    c4.xlarge 4 7.5 High 4,758

    c4.large 2 3.75 Moderate 2,379

    Platform: Certified instances SAPS ratingsH



  • X1 instances offer more memory than any other SAP-certified cloud instance available today

    Designed for SAP HANA

    Amazon EC2 X1 Instances

    Powered by four Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell)

    processors (64 cores / 128 vCPUs)

    Up to 2TB of DDR4 RAM per instance

    High memory bandwidth and larger L3 caches

    Up to 20 Gbps of network bandwidth

    Up to 10 Gpbs of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon EBS


  • X1: SAP HANA Powered by AWS




    1TB 14TB4TB






    2TB x1.32xl

    14TB scale-out

    1TB x1.16xl


    7TB scale-out

    Single node

    - OLAP (incl. BW/4HANA & BWoH)

    - OLTP (incl. S/4HANA & SoH)

    - liveCache

    - BPC

    Scale-out up to 14 TB!

    - OLAP (incl. BW/4HANA & BWoH)

    Based on SPS11 (or later) core-to-memory

    relaxation for OLAP, as of SPS11 customers

    can make full use of RAM

    R3 4TB scale-out

  • Digital Transformation:Crossing the Chasm

    Capital investments

    Complex integrated

    system architectures

    Customized SAP


    Rigid IT backbone

    Real-time insight

    Simplified and

    streamlined business


    Lower TCO

    Intuitive user


    Fear of the unknown


  • SAP Powered by AWSAccelerate the digital transformation through the power of the AWS Cloud

    Try Prove-It Move-It Optimize

    S/4HANA & BW/4HANA

    AWS X1

    Accelerate the digital transformation

    From years to months

    The digitization of business requires a modern approach

    to data management, data processing and analytics that

    can handle any data source and type in real time. With

    SAP BW/4HANA and our collaboration with AWS, the

    leading cloud infrastructure provider, we are providing

    customers with an easy-to-consume next-generation data

    warehouse platform that will further accelerate their

    journey toward becoming a live digital business.

    -- Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board,

    Products & Innovation, SAP SE.

  • Try SAP Solutions on AWS with Ease

    More than 30 preconfigured SAP solutions

    Available as Trial, Education, & Developer Editions

    Deployed into your own AWS account

    New releases of:


    SAP BW/4HANA 1.0

    SAP Connected Health Platform

    SAP Master Data Governance 8.0

    SAP HANA Vora Developer Edition

    SAP HANA Express Edition

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