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We conducted a performance test using SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 Enhancement Package 1 (EHP 1) for showing what improvements you can achieve when making use of the new performance relevant features like the advanced adapter engine, message packaging, and additional configuration options for orchestrated integration processes using the business process engine. For the test typical customer integration use cases such as SOA scenarios, batch data transfers, and cross-component business process management (ccBPM) have been chosen. These have been performed in a medium-sized hardware environment which corresponds to common sizing of customer installations.
The results demonstrate that SAP NetWeaver PI is an enterprise-ready, scalable, SOA middleware solution for high-volume scenarios. With SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 (EHP 1) you can process 325 small messages per second and beyond (or calculated to 28 million messages per day) by utilizing some of the performance-enhancing features. This is helpful if speed is a crucial factor for your business. If throughput is more important, the test results showed that you can process 23.57 MB per second, or a calculated daily throughput of more than 1,988 GB. Take a look at the test report SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1 – Benefit from Performance Improvements for further details.

After scanning the report you are keen on getting to know some examples of customers who are running high volume scenarios with SAP NetWeaver PI? Then just take a look at the presentation SOA Middleware – High Volume Scenarios in SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1: For example the first customer, who went life with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1, set a high volume scenario life within 3 weeks which processes 1.2 million messages overnight with response times of around 200ms for an end to end B2B transaction! In addition to that the presentation provides information concerning new performance relevant features and includes the results of the latest performance test as well.

Now you would like to know how to get there as well?
Just check out the How-to-Guide PI Best Practices: Sizing and Performance Tuning. This guide provides instructions on how to use the different tuning mechanisms for SAP NetWeaver PI.

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  1. Daniel Graversen
    Really nice performance messures and description of the reasons behind them.
    Is a computer with 10 CPU’s the average deployment size? How does CPU cores fit into this perspective.


  2. Former Member
    HI Katrin Ahsen ,
    Thanks for the valuable information you have shared.i have one specific query on server sizing.
    Lets say for minimum configuration as suggested by SAP ,I have 2 CPU”S with 3GB Ram on each which comes to total 6GB RAM.What is the volume of message in siz and messages per second  that PI71 can handle?

    Chandra Dasari

    1. Katrin von Ahsen
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      Hello Chandra,
      The throughput highly depends on the type of integration scenarios you are planning to run with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration. When using mappings, ccBPM processes the throughput is lower than for simple pass throughs. Due to this reason the calculation is done the other way around: Analyze what kind of integration scenarios including estimated message size and throughput the PI system would need to handle. With this information you can then calculate the proper system sizing using the quicksizer tool (
          1. Former Member
            Dear Ms Von Ahsen,

            thank you very much for your support!

            By the way, do you have a performance comparing report between different XI or PI Version, e.g. XI 7.0 vs PI 7.11?

            Best Regards
            Kefei Dong


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