7254 - Pfizer Achieves Tremendous Benefits with SAP HANA Using a Scale-Up Approach

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    BIA7254: Pfizer Achieves Tremendous Benefits with SAP HANA Using a Scale-Up Approach - Pfizer is the largest SAP HANA scale-up customer, live with SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) 7.5 powered by SAP HANA running on a single scale-up node of 7 TB. Pfizer migrated its SAP BW on Oracle system to SAP BW powered by SAP HANA using the completely virtualized IBM Power platform. This session focuses on the challenges during the upgrade and migration, and innovative ways we reduced migration downtime. We will also discuss the benefits provided by running SAP HANA on a scale-up solution as well as the tremendous performance benefits we have observed. - Scott Groth, Pfizer; Aiyappa Thammaiah, SAP; Joseph Caruso, Pfizer