Successful case studies

Ecogas: Fueling rapid growth and building game-changing analytics capabilities with IBM and SAP

Ecogas is replacing legacy business solutions with SAP for utilities running on SAP HANA, integrating smoothly with existing SAP ERP systems.

Kennametal: Delivering industry-leading customer services with a platform for rapid insight from IBM and SAP

Kennametal worked with IBM Global Business Services to migrate SAP ERP from an Oracle database to a SAP HANA in-memory database running on an IBM Power Systems server.

HR Group: Delivering instant sales and stock analytics with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

HR Group migrated to SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems for SAP Business Warehouse, taking advantage of the latest IBM POWER8 technology and centralized IBM Storwize V5000 storage.

Working closely with IBM and SAP, we are confident that we will keep on discovering new ways to boost efficiency, save money and provide better customer service.

Oscar Sobrero
Head of IT, Ecogas

Solution overview

IBM and SAP are combining efforts to offer customers the ability to run SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems. SAP HANA on IBM Power represents a smarter way to run an in-memory database, as Power Systems provide a faster and more powerful infrastructure than x86.

How it works

The combined offering runs on POWER8 servers, allowing customers to integrate the solution into their existing environments. SAP HANA on IBM Power is specifically positioned to support mission-critical initiatives at all times.

Competitive advantage

SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems offers up to four times the capability — multithreaded computing high-bandwidth memory, intelligent data caching — commonly available on x86 platforms. The platform provides faster application access to in-memory databases like SAP HANA, and the capabilities are delivered in systems that are competitively priced in the broad server market.

Educational resources


SAP HANA and IBM Power Systems Means IT Simplification

IBM Power Systems run SAP HANA — fast. Get more flexibility and agility with your SAP deployment through IBM Power Systems.


Exciting new capabilities for deploying SAP HANA

Get IBM Director for SAP HANA on Power Offering Management Vicente Moranta's latest views on SAP HANA and IBM Power.

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For the first time, architectural choice for SAP customers

Get an in-depth look at the additional architectural choice provided by IBM Power Systems to SAP customers that have moved to SAP HANA.


Are you ready to run an in-memory database with more efficiency, power and speed? Take the assessment and find out if SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems is the right solution for your business.

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Vicente Moranta

Director, IBM,
SAP HANA on POWER Offering Management

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