Red Hat Teams with SAP to Bring Data Management Offerings to OpenShift

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April 16, 2014

Industry leaders cooperate to bring SAP® database technologies to developers with new cartridges for Red Hat’s award-winning Platform-as-a-Service portfolio

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an expansion of the company’s alliance with SAP AG to bring three new infrastructure components to OpenShift, Red Hat’s award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. The companies are cooperating to offer free development cartridges for the SAP® Data Management portfolio, including SAP Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE), SAP IQ software and the SAP SQL Anywhere suite for use with the full OpenShift portfolio, including OpenShift Online, OpenShift Enterprise, and OpenShift Origin. It is anticipated that this will enable developers around the world to build next-generation applications.

Red Hat and SAP have long collaborated to enable joint customer success around the globe. Most recently, in March 2014, SAP announced that a team of technology partners – including Red Hat – had generated a new world record for the world’s largest data warehouse using the SAP HANA® platform and SAP IQ (1). In 2013, Red Hat announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the industry’s leading enterprise Linux platform, delivered top performance results with SAP IQ 16 software and SAP ASE 15.7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux with SAP IQ 16 set a Guinness World Records® record for loading and indexing big data (2).

With today’s announcement, Red Hat has furthered its collaboration with SAP to offer database technologies through OpenShift, specifically SAP ASE, SAP IQ and SAP SQL Anywhere. The database cartridges, developed in collaboration with the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, make it easier for developers creating applications on OpenShift to gain access to key SAP enterprise database technologies. When developers create new applications in OpenShift, they can either create an application from scratch or they can pick from existing custom cartridges. To access the community-supported cartridges, developers simply need to download via GitHub.

OpenShift enables developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in both public cloud (OpenShift Online) and on-premise private cloud (OpenShift Enterprise) environments. OpenShift’s elastic, multi-language, PaaS architecture automates the provisioning, management and scaling of applications so developers can focus on writing the code for these applications that support their business, startup, or next big idea. As a polyglot PaaS, OpenShift’s support for multiple languages, including Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js, and Perl, allows for a low barrier to entry so developers can start their project with ease and start coding faster. OpenShift Online and OpenShift Enterprise are built from the OpenShift Origin open source project. It leverages Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the SELinux subsystem for a secure, multi-tenant architecture.

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Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

”Red Hat’s extensive partner ecosystem plays a critical role in enabling customer success. We are pleased to expand our collaboration with SAP to bring solutions in support of SAP database offerings to the full OpenShift portfolio. With OpenShift cartridges, we are bringing developers choice via a broad selection of solutions that are complementary to OpenShift. Now, with cartridges for SAP ASE, SAP IQ and SAP SQL Anywhere solutions, OpenShift developers can take advantage of some of the industry’s leading database offerings on our PaaS.”

Karl Heinz-Hoffmann, vice president, SAP Database Go to Market, SAP

“The database cartridges make it easy for developers creating applications on OpenShift to get access to key SAP database technologies such as SAP ASE, SAP IQ and SAP SQL Anywhere. When developers create new applications in OpenShift, they can either create an application from scratch or they can pick from existing custom cartridges. Red Hat and SAP are making it easier to reach out to developers all around the globe to build and extend their applications based on world-class operating system and data management technologies.”

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(1) The record was achieved using SAP HANA and SAP IQ 16, with BMMsoft Federated EDMT running on HP DL580 servers using Intel® Xeon® E7-4870 processors under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and NetApp FAS6290 and E5460 storage. The development and testing of the 12.1PB data warehouse was conducted by the team at the SAP and Intel Petascale lab in Santa Clara, Calif., and audited by InfoSizing, an independent Transaction Processing Council certified auditor. Customer results may vary and depend on system configuration. Source:

(2) The record was achieved using SAP IQ 16, BMMsoft EDMT 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Intel 64 software, on HP ProLiant DL980 G78 x Intel Xeon with E7-4870 @ 2.40GHz, 1TB RAM and 16 x Fibre Channel HBA @8Gbps, along with HP 3PAR StoreServ 10800 (8 nodes) 320 x 600GB HDD @ 15Krpm. Customer results may vary and depend on system configuration. Source:

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