SAP creates Guiness Record with largest 12 petabyte data warehouse

10th March 2014
SAP creates Guiness Record with largest 12 petabyte  data warehouse
The SAP Co-location Lab, Santa Clara, California, USA, home of the 12.1 petabyte data warehouse which set a Guinness World Record on 17 February 2014. Inset Dr Vishal Sikka making the announcement at a media event in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto( Calif. USA),March 10, 2014:  Enterprise software leader SAP announced that working with  a team of technology partners, including BMMsoft, HP, Intel, NetApp and Red Hat, it has generated a new world record for the world’s largest data warehouse using the SAP HANA platform and SAP IQ software. This independently audited 12.1PB data warehouse has been recognized by Guinness World Records, and is four times larger than the prior record.

“Setting a new world record with the combination of SAP HANA and SAP IQ was a ‘moonshot’ challenge I had laid out for our engineering team,” said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation. “Our goal was to set new limits in bringing Big Data together with fast, ad hoc and scalable analytics. SAP has shown the ability of our platform to achieve such an incredible result, demonstrating a cost-effective and high-performance approach toward solving extreme problems in Big Data and analytics.”

The team of engineers built the data warehouse 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/Intel Petascale lab in Santa Clara, Calif., and audited by InfoSizing, an independent Transaction Processing Council certified auditor.

Significant elements of  HANA have been developed by Indian engineers  at SAP Labs in Bangalore.