Oracle Database for SAP

Overview

The Oracle Database is the #1 database among SAP customers around the globe, with a large customer base that gains long-term cost benefits from the two companies’ integrated technologies. Organizations can run SAP applications with Oracle databases on the same code base on Unix, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

Oracle Database 12c for SAP Certification Status


Oracle Database 12c (including Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c and Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c) is certified for NetWeaver-based SAP products.

To ensure sufficient overlap with Oracle Database 11g, which is available to SAP customers as a fully supported version until the end of January 2016, SAP has certified Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, thereby breaking the "terminal release" custom (certification of Oracle Database release x.2, no certification of release x.1) valid to date.

This initial certification (base certification) does not yet include major new features. Those features are planned to be certified in 2015 and early 2016.

New features included in phase 1 (base certification):

  • Advanced Index Compression – Automatic Prefix Computation (higher compression rate, ease of use)
  • Client-Server Network Compression (less network load between Application Servers and Database Instance[s])
  • ACO Table Compression -- Support for > 255 columns
  • Concurrent Execution of Union and Union All Branches (improves SAP BW performance)
  • ACFS Support on Oracle Exadata (for SAP shared file system support [/sapmnt, etc.])
  • Oracle RAC -- HA-NFS support with ACFS (complete SAP HA solution for shared file system)
  • RMAN: Cross Platform Backup and Restore (faster and easier heterogeneous platform migration)
  • Storage Snapshot Optimization (no more begin/end backup for certain snapshot technologies)
  • Active Data Guard Far Sync (high performance, zero data loss across large distance WAN)
  • Online Reorganization Operations (Online Move Partition, Move Datafile Online, Rebuild Index-Organized Tables)
  • Windows -- Support for Standard User for Services, Database Instances and Oracle Net Services

Phase 2 - summer 2015:

Phase 3 - late 2015 / early 2016:

For more information: Oracle Database 12c for SAP–Roadmap and Base Certification Features (PDF) (preprint from Oracle for SAP Technology Update 2015).


SAP Core Data Services for Oracle Database


With the most recent SAP NetWeaver version released in September 2014 and in accordance with SAP's "commitment to openness and innovation," SAP has begun to provide an Oracle-specific implementation of SAP's Core Data Services (CDS). This will allow SAP applications and application developers to push application functionality down to the database, i.e. to call procedures stored in the Oracle Database.


Joint Marketing Statement Relating to the Reseller Agreement


Over the last twenty years, SAP and Oracle have worked together to provide customers with a supported SAP/Oracle environment, when running SAP applications on top of an Oracle database. SAP also has enjoyed the right to resell to customers a license to use an Oracle database in connection with SAP applications, as well as the right to support the combined SAP and Oracle offerings. SAP and Oracle would like to announce that they have recently agreed to an extension of their Reseller and Support agreement.

This extension continues the existing Oracle and SAP relationship. For the next three years (through December 31, 2017), SAP customers can continue to acquire Oracle licenses from SAP to support SAP business applications. For an additional period of two years, SAP will continue to provide integrated support for SAP/Oracle application packages (through December 31, 2019) and has committed to support Business Suite 7 core application releases through 2025.

SAP and Oracle will continue to provide customers with additional joint statements and details at www.oracle.com and www.sap.com.


Oracle Database 11g


With the release of Oracle Database 11g Release 2, SAP customers benefit from innovative features such as self-tuning database components, sophisticated partitioning schemes, and data compression that enables high performance, greater scalability, and optimal hardware resource allocation for enterprise applications. Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition comes with a wide range of options to extend the world’s #1 database to help fuel business growth and meet your users' performance, security, and availability service-level expectations.

By deploying Oracle Database 11g Release 2 within their IT architecture, SAP customers can reduce server and storage costs, eliminate idle redundancy, and improve quality of service. Learn how Oracle Database features and options provide distinct benefits to organizations deploying SAP:


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