Violin Flash Memory Arrays Now Certified With SAP(R) Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise to Accelerate Customer Applications

Violin Flash Memory Arrays Now Certified With SAP(R) Sybase(R) Adaptive 
Server(R) Enterprise to Accelerate Customer Applications in
Transaction-Driven Environments 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and WALLDORF, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13
--  Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems,
and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Violin 6000 Series Flash
Memory Arrays are now certified for interoperability with SAP(R)
Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE), delivering
reliability and accelerated performance across a range of enterprise
applications. Used together, these solutions will provide customers
with enhanced and simplified solutions that leverage the power of
Violin Flash Memory Arrays and business-critical SAP applications to
accelerate transaction-driven environments. Additionally, Violin
Memory is now an SAP software solution and technology partner in the
SAP PartnerEdge(R) program. It will work with SAP to serve new and
existing customers, partners and channels to benefit from solutions
from Violin Memory and SAP. Violin products are also available in
support of SAP ERP applications. 
"The Violin Flash Memory Arrays integrated with SAP Sybase ASE are a
key solid-state storage component for the acceleration of
business-critical applications from SAP," said Kevin Ichhpurani,
senior vice president, Business Development and Ecosystem Innovation,
SAP. "The certification process showed that the arrays can deliver
significant performance improvement over traditional disk-based
systems, delivering substantial value to customers. In fact, during
preliminary internal testing, we have seen 10x improvement in the
performance of SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin Flash Memory." 
According to Violin Memory's CEO Don Basile, "SAP's certification of
Violin Memory will give customers added confidence that they can
deploy an economical flash memory system in a business environment
that demands low latency and high performance. Through our
partnership with SAP, we plan to expand the reach of memory-based
storage technology to the enterprise." 
Benefits of the Violin Flash Memory Array for SAP Sybase ASE include
the acceleration of IO-bound online transaction processing (OLTP)
applications, the acceleration of database setup operations,
checkpoints, logs and ETL (Extract Transform and Load) activities.  
Violin Storage at the Speed of Memory
 The purpose-built memory
arrays from Violin provide the benefits of traditional storage in
terms of persistence, reliability, network sharing, scale and
economics. The low sustained latencies and high IOPS performance in a
3U form factor delivering 1 million IOPS for mixed workloads brings a
whole new shift in terms of the value proposition delivered by SAP
Sybase ASE running on Violin. 
SAP Sybase ASE is a high-performance database platform, optimized for
extreme transaction processing environments, achieving millions of
transactions per minute on large and growing databases. It helps
improve operational efficiency and significantly reduce overall costs
through efficient use of storage, processor, and staff resources. 
The certification report of SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin Flash
memory-based storage arrays can be viewed here; Violin products are
available immediately. 

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About Violin Memory, Inc.
 Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of
high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to
bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications,
servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically
designed at each level of the system architecture starting with
memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent
capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance
requirements of business critical applications, virtualized
environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers.
Specifically designed for sustained performance with high
reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of
terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded
in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
For more information about Violin Memory products, visit 
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