Oracle's engineered systems combine best-of-breed hardware and software components with game-changing technical innovations that simplify operations and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With Oracle Engineered Systems for SAP, that extreme performance is optimized for SAP applications. Oracle starts with the world’s most complete, open, and integrated technology stack—including database technology, management software, operating systems, servers, and storage.
Designed to deliver extreme performance to data warehousing, online transaction processing (OLTP), and mixed-load database applications, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine is tailor-made to improve SAP performance and manageability.
A "data center in a box," The Exadata Database Machine is an easy-to-deploy system that includes all the hardware needed for running the Oracle Database. From there, it adds Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle Grid Infrastructure, storage management tools, and administration software—and optimizes the entire system for extreme performance, mission-critical availability, and reliability.
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the perfect choice for SAP environments on several levels.
Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is an engineered system that radically simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged. It offers a highly available, fully redundant converged infrastructure system combining networking, compute, management, and storage elements. It comes with one price for all the hardware in the system and all needed software. And supports Oracle Trusted Partitions that allows you the flexibility to license Oracle software on a virtual CPU basis. And it connects to your existing or new Oracle storage or third-party storage. It provides Software-Defined Network Infrastructure with Oracle Fabric Interconnect and Oracle SDN. You will benefit from a single point of support for the entire stack, including Oracle hardware and software.
Oracle PCA X8-2 has now been certified for SAP NetWeaver and related applications as well.
Three-Tier and Two-Tier installations (Oracle Database and SAP applications) are supported to run on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.
Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) can be used in SAP environments when the following conditions are met:
More details are posted in Sapnote 2052912 - SAP Software and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA)
The latest Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X8-2 systems consist of 3 models X8-2-HA, X8-2S and X8-2M. X8-2 models must run ODA 19.6 software. Model family X8-2 is supported for running SAP databases, with following constraints:
More details, especially on the updated patch process and install scripts can be found in SAPnote 2929109 - Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) - X8-2 systems for SAP - 19.6 installation.
While each of the IT infrastructure layers provide leading-edge technology in itself, Oracle went one step further and designed engineered systems that are pre-integrated to reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructures while increasing productivity and performance. Each system integrates Oracle's applications-to-disk technology stack—servers and storage, operating systems, database software, middleware, networking, and built-in virtualization features—to reduce the time and cost associated with purchasing, provisioning, deploying, and maintaining SAP infrastructure.
Once deployed, consolidating SAP landscapes on Oracle’s engineered systems reduces data center management complexity. Administrators can use SAP’s BR*Tools and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to manage SAP landscapes and SAP infrastructure. Built-in automation features simplify administration tasks and reduce day-to-day management demands.
To run your most demanding solutions in the Cloud, Oracle has certified and SAP supports Exadata as a Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as well, so customers have the choice to run their high performant databases either in their own datacenters or in the Oracle Cloud.