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How In-memory Computing Drives IT Simplification

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Discover how the in-memory technology of SAP HANA can reduce complexity and simplify the IT landscape to foster real-time results, innovation and lower costs.

Discover how the in-memory technology of SAP HANA can reduce complexity and simplify the IT landscape to foster real-time results, innovation and lower costs.

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  • 1. How In-Memory Computing Drives IT Simplification Six Simplification Drivers for Tackling Real-Time Competition
  • 2. Tackle real-time challenges with ease Business used to be simpler – there were fewer technologies to support, less data to make sense of, and a clearer understanding of how customers wanted to engage the business. Not anymore. Today, many organizations must drive results in real time, getting data in the hands of those who need it when they need it, and they must expertly understand how to help customers at every touchpoint. In-memory technology is at the heart of aligning lines of business and radically simplifying the technology ecosystem so that it’s easier to focus on what really matters: unlocking data insights for profitable results. We’ll explore six ways in-memory technology can reduce IT complexity. • Get Simpler. Dramatically simplify complex and expensive IT architectures. • Get Faster. Process massive amounts of data and delivery information at unprecedented speeds. • Get Smarter. Rethink and re-envision new ways and applications to run the business. 40% of executives worry that their organizations will not keep pace with technology changes and will lose their competitive edge.1 1 McKinsey study, 2013 2
  • 3. 1. Simplified user experience In-memory technology focuses on empowering core lines of business with the data insights they need to increase efficiency and maximize cross-team collaborations. The ability to store and analyze data doesn’t have to weigh down data analysts and IT. In-memory technology reduces cost of ownership and empowers the organization with simple, easy-to-use experiences across devices: • Data reports and dashboards can be customized by role and even persona for each line of business. • Sophisticated data segmentation ensures only relevant data is analyzed while accommodating individual preferences for data review and retrieval. • Collaboration tools enable users to share data insights and anticipated issues with teams in real time. 3
  • 4. 2. Simplified application development A sound in-memory platform helps create dimensional views and hierarchies over groups of data for faster access and trend spotting. In fact, these platforms can reduce development time and complexity with built-in business rules, so complex calculations and analysis can occur without coding or moving the data to the application. In-Memory Platform Information Modeler Database Development and Data Provisioning Administration Monitoring Security Application Developer 4
  • 5. 3. Simplified setup Cloud, mobile, social media, and Big Data – these disruptive technologies offer significant potential to drive business innovation, but they can also be additional burdens to IT capabilities. Luckily, advancements in in-memory solutions offer the flexibility to absorb some of these complexities and help businesses scale as needed. In-memory solutions have public, private, or hybrid approaches to ensure a modernized and agile data program can be created without sacrificing unique security and compliance requirements. In fact, some platforms can be up and running in just two weeks. Look for platforms that offer: • Proven implementation timelines and project support • Preconfigured hardware and software setup • Consultation period to align data center standards with implementation settings 5
  • 6. 4. Simplified landscape Check out how organizations of all sizes are getting results from integrating data types, data operations, and application processing within a single in-memory platform. Each business reports eliminating data redundancy and enhancing data quality. Company Industry Objective Results ConAgra Foods Food and beverage Improve end-to-end financial closing and forecasting Three-day improvement for month-end forecasting cycle. NCT Health care Customize cancer therapy by integrating 150K data sets with 3.6M data points. Real-time visibility into current and upcoming clinical trials to match patients for participation based on profile and treatment needs. NBA Professional sports Engage with 380 million basketball fans using 65 years of statistical data. Fans spend double the time on NBA.com, with up to 20K concurrent queries for more stats-driven content. 6
  • 7. 5. Simplified processing and operations Now is the time to accelerate business potential, not slow it down. To achieve tangible results in the real-time age, businesses must accelerate how they acquire, analyze, and act on insights by applying those insights continuously through people and processes. In-memory platforms allow real-time decision making to thrive with no data preparation, data movement, or integration: • Data replication is unnecessary for operational reporting (no ODS) • A single data source removes data duplication between aggregates and materialized views • Data transformations and post processing for ad hoc analytics are abolished 7
  • 8. 6. Simplified data footprint Having a multitude of data redundancies and customizations per application can cripple IT resources and innovation. That’s why in-memory solutions were designed to deliver multidimensional data on the fly, without copying or aggregating data. With only one database table to update, data throughput is extremely fast, and parallelizations can be applied without limiting data dependencies. Costly adaptations and extensions must be applied only once. Data Model Current Redundant, siloed instances of data. Reduction of memory footprint by factor 2 Proposed Single table that handles and aggregates all data types. MSEG (new) Master data XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX 8
  • 9. Become a real-time business, simply The only constant is change. But today’s leaders are working toward ensuring their organizations a clear and secure path forward to handle change with in-memory solutions, like SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. In-memory computing will have a long-term, disruptive impact by radically reducing the overall cost of ownership so you can run the business, grow the business, and transform the business with fewer resources and servers and optimized operations. What SAP offers is more than a platform and more than speed – we offer the results your business needs in real time. Simpler Footprint Simpler Processing and Operations Simpler Landscape Simpler Setup Simpler Application Development Simpler User Experience Increased Innovation IncreasedCostSavings 9
  • 10. Learn what real-time business feels like Click here for tips and case studies on how in-memory technology is fostering real-time insights to drive results, innovation, and lower IT costs. 10