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ASUG Webinar next week – Scale-Up Architecture Makes Deploying SAP HANA® Simple

On October 4, 2016, Joe Caruso, Director – ERP Technical Architecture at Pfizer, will join me presenting on an ASUG Webinar.  Pfizer is not only a huge pharmaceutical company but, more importantly, has implemented SAP throughout their business including just about every module and component that SAP has to offer in their industry.  Almost 2 years ago, Pfizer decided to begin their journey to HANA starting with BW.  Pfizer is a leader in their industry and in the world of SAP and has never been afraid to try new things including a large scale PoC to evaluate scale-out vs. scale-up architectures for BW.  After completion of this PoC, Pfizer made a decision regarding which one worked better, proceeded to implement BW HANA and had their go-live just recently.  Please join us to hear about this fascinating journey.  For those that are ASUG members, simply follow this link.

If you are an employee of an ASUG member company, either an Installation or Affiliate member, but not registered for ASUG, you can follow this link to join at no cost.  That link also offers the opportunity for companies to join ASUG, a very worthwhile organization that offers chapter meetings all over North America, a wide array of presentations at their annual meeting during Sapphire, the BI+Analytics conference coming up in New Orleans, October 17 – 20, 2016, hundreds of webinars, not to mention networking opportunities with other member companies and the ability to influence SAP through their combined power.

This session will be recorded and made available at a later date for those not able to attend.  When the link to the recording is made available, I will amend this blog post with that information.


September 29, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,


  1. Yesterday I was at IBM EE/A meeting dedicated to the SAP HANA on IBM POWER. There was a presentation about customer case of migration 5TB production BWoH scale-out (12 node old IBM x3850 40core/512GB appliances) to one POWER E880 scale-up LPAR (48cores/6TB RAM) and get 5 times BW query’s performance over previos infrastructure. Customer get approval from SAP to 1/125 core/GB ratio.

    Comment by Dmitry | October 5, 2016 | Reply

    • Are you able to share this presentation please as this is a very relevant case study?

      Comment by Peter | October 11, 2016 | Reply

      • I can’t share the charts since many belong to Pfizer, but the recording is available at the link shown above including the charts.

        Comment by Alfred Freudenberger | October 25, 2016

  2. Hei, Is the recording already available ?

    Comment by Johan Frans Trip | October 20, 2016 | Reply

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