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Managing SAP Data Footprint

Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board at SAP, wrote a great blog post last week iterating the importance of managing the data footprint, and I thought to share my thoughts. I love talking about the value of HANA on Pure. Some of my favorite reasons are documented here, here and here. Our customers absolutely love the solution, read all about our value here. TONS more exciting features coming soon.

Let’s face it, your data footprint is only getting bigger. But that doesn’t mean it has to be more expensive. Pure’s SAP solution is all about managing the data footprint. Data has never been in this many types before. Between your developers, the business and auditors, you’re not sure who and how to satisfy them. The challenge to manage data while balancing the need for accessible data and real-time analytics, all while staying in control of your hardware cost, is surely not an easy task to handle. Pure’s simplifies this task. Our SAP solution carefully takes the above considerations and with a reasonable data management strategy. It follows the data where the business demands, all while keeping tabs on cost.  Let’s dive into how this can be achieved.


Proactively utilizing data tiering to offload data not critical for real-time analytical scenarios is important. With Pure’s FlashArray, you’re reducing reliance on in-memory data footprint exponentially while still getting the performance needed for analytical data. Regardless of what your HANA scaling strategy is, you will be more in control of your database growth. The criticality of a HANA system is well understood. Recent innovations such as Pure’s ActiveCluster storage replication has been tested on HANA and we’re very excited to show customers the simplicity of the solution while still getting incredible RTO numbers and other operational benefits resulting in high availability. Be on the lookout for more information but if you can’t wait, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to show you!

On the other side of the coin comes FlashBlade which if you are an SAP shop, you will take advantage of in so many ways to keep track of your data footprint. From additional offloading and archiving cold data, running analytics on top of Big Data to rapid backup and restore of your most important data.

Pure’s SAP solution have come a long way but frankly we’re just getting started. We continue to work closely with SAP and join forces to make the SAP experience better. Data management, including data aging and tiering practices have never been this important and core to the SAP experience.

Expect a lot more exciting news at the Pure//Accelerate Conference, May 21st, 2018 in San Francisco. And if you make it to SAP SAPPHIRE NOW in June, stop by our booth to meet the team.