Red Hat Enterprise Linux Achieves Top Performance with SAP Sybase IQ and SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Achieves Top Performance with SAP Sybase IQ and SAP
  Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

 Performance results showcase latest achievement in ongoing effort to further
      optimize performance of SAP solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- September 9, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the industry’s
leading enterprise Linux platform, has delivered top performance results with
SAP® Sybase® IQ 16 software and SAP Sybase Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP
Sybase ASE) 15.7 – both part of the SAP Real-Time Data Platform. Red Hat
Enterprise Linux with SAP Sybase IQ 16 set a Guinness World Records® record
for loading and indexing big data (1), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with SAP
Sybase ASE 15.7 achieved the leading four-processor Linux result on the
two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark
running the SAP enhancement package 5 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (2).

As organizations face the complexities associated with ever-increasing amounts
of data, the collaboration between Red Hat and SAP is growing beyond
traditional ERP applications to help ensure critical optimizations and
performance advancements are applicable to the latest database releases as
well. Red Hat’s efforts around optimizing performance of SAP Sybase database
solutions most recently culminated in outstanding performance results,
including:

  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with SAP Sybase IQ 16, set the Guinness World
    Record for loading and indexing big data. Beating the previous record of
    14 terabytes per hour, the solutions achieved a result of 34.3 terabytes
    per hour, equating to the ability to load and analyze 823 terabytes per
    day of structured and unstructured big data (1). This result highlights
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s ability to support a large number of critical
    I/O operations required during the data-loading phase and highly efficient
    data processing required for modern analytics software systems. It also
    highlights the fully parallel data-loading capability and a
    next-generation column store from SAP Sybase IQ 15, enabling this jump in
    data performance.
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with SAP Sybase ASE 15.7, recorded the leading
    four- processor Linux score on the two-tier SAP SD standard application
    benchmark running the SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (2). This
    result highlights the exceptional performance of SAP ERP applications
    running on Intel Xeon processor-based systems with Red Hat Enterprise
    Linux 6.

These outstanding performance results signify Red Hat’s ability to optimize
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP applications, an ongoing effort that has most
recently focused on helping enterprises accelerate and simplify business
processes around vast quantities of structured and unstructured data within
the SAP Real-Time Data Platform.

“Today’s speed of business requires enterprises to process and analyze large
volumes of data in real time in order to make better and more informed
decisions,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform
Business Unit, Red Hat. “Achieving the Guinness World Record result and the
leading four-processor Linux result on the two-tier SAP SD standard
application benchmark is a testament to the ability of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux to serve as a trusted enterprise platform in some of the most demanding
SAP solution-based environments."

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(1) The record was achieved using SAP Sybase 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:
http://www.news-sap.com/sap-sybase-iq-software-smashes-previous-results-and-sets-world-record-for-fastest-loading-of-big-data/

(2) Two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark results of the HP ProLiant
DL560 Gen8 server (4 processors/32 cores/64 threads) running SAP enhancement
package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 with SAP Sybase ASE 15.7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.4 achieved 12,735 SAP SD benchmark users and 69,550 SAPS. Certification
number#: 2013017. Results as of July 25, 2013. For more information, visit
www.sap.com/benchmark.

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