Oracle Database for SAP

Overview

The Oracle Database is the #1 database among SAP customers around the globe, with a large and growing 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.

SAP customers using Oracle Database receive first-class database support from both Oracle and SAP, and can leverage innovative technologies to reduce costs, boost performance, and increase efficiency.


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:


Oracle Database 12c for SAP Road Map


Oracle Database 12c will be certified by SAP in CY 2015. By certifying Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, SAP will break the terminal release custom (certification of Oracle Database release x.2, no certification of release x.1) valid to date, to ensure sufficient overlap with Oracle Database 11g.

The release process will start with a base certification (includes only Oracle Database 12c features that do not require considerable integration efforts) for SAP NetWeaver 7.x based applications. A staged rollout of more features and options will follow later.

New features planned with initial (base) certification [Q1 CY2015]:

  • 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])
  • Concurrent Execution of Union and Union All Branches (improves SAP BW performance)
  • ACFS Support on Exadata (for SAP shared file system support [/sapmnt, etc.])
  • 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)
  • Windows: Support for Standard User for Services, Database Instances and Oracle Net Services

Features and options that will be certified later:

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 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.


Additional Information


 
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