Western Digital’s IntelliFlash™ family earns SAP HANA® certification to accelerate real-time prospects for business customers

Western Digital announced that its IntelliFlash portfolio of all-flash arrays has been certified as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform. The IntelliFlash all-flash family of arrays enables companies to use SAP HANA to reduce the cost of data processing, deliver continuous analytics, and generate business results faster.

Companies are increasingly reliant on the SAP HANA platform to develop, deploy, and operate real-time predictive analytics applications within their companies. As the size and importance of datasets continue sizing, it is more critical than ever that companies continue to extract value from their data and generate real-time insights.

By combining SAP HANA’s in-memory data processing capabilities with the enterprise-class primary storage processes of IntelliFlash all-flash systems, enterprise customers can improve the performance and efficiency of their analytical infrastructure for the next generation of application workloads.

Efficiency, high performance, and lower latency on a single platform

Western Digital’s IntelliFlash family simplifies the storage and management of enterprise-critical SAP HANA data, enabling companies to consolidate petabytes of data into a single platform to maximize storage efficiency with high performance and low latency. Both OLTP (online transaction processing) and OLAP (online analytical processing) transactions can operate in parallel on the same IntelliFlash array.

“More and more companies around the world depend on the exceptional speed and economy of IntelliFlash systems to run real-time applications and in-memory databases to accelerate business decisions by analyzing data,” he said. Stefaan Vervaet, Executive Director of Solutions and Partnerships for Data Center Systems at Western Digital. “Western Digital is pleased to offer companies using SAP HANA a fully certified, customized solution that delivers the performance and high availability users expect from an enterprise storage solution.”

NVMe IntelliFlash Family, All-Flash Fixes and Hybrid Flash
Western Digital’s IntelliFlash Family offers ready-to-use solutions for customers looking for a combination of high performance, massive data consolidation, prevention of integrated disasters and easy data management. The family includes one of the first NVMe flash arrays, the N-series IntelliFlash, which leverage the speed and efficiency of NVMe to provide three times the performance of non-NVMe all-flash arrays, with less than 200 microseconds latency. All IntelliFlash arrays place fast data on multiple levels of flash storage for maximum performance acceleration and consistent response. With an extensive set of data services powered by IntelliFlash OS 3.9, including online compression and deduplication, plus native support for SAN and NAS protocols, IntelliFlash arrays have been implemented in thousands of companies around the world to accelerate applications used in transaction processing, real-time analytics, databases, virtualization, and archiving services. The IntelliFlash family is offered in a variety of effective capacity levels up to 1.3 PB1.2.
With thousands of IntelliFlash customers worldwide, Western Digital was recognized by Gartner as a “Visionary” in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for solid-state fixes3, and its Western Digital IntelliFlash arrays received ratings highly Gartner Peer Insights’ recent report, “Voice of the Customer”: Solid State Fixes4.

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