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SAP and Violin Memory accelerating customer applications in transaction-driven environments

Violin named #1 market share leader by Gartner offering 6000 Series Flash Memory Arrays certified for interoperability with SAP® Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise

Organizations across the globe are trying to be faster; faster in processing information, faster in responding to demanding customers, faster in closing the books; overall faster any way they can.  In this fast-paced world every minute counts and the ability to do more in less time becomes a key advantage for organizations. So if every minute counts, then the possibility of running enterprise applications 10x faster becomes a huge competitive advantage for any organization.

SAP and Violin Memory have joined forces to provide exactly the speed that organizations are looking for. In a recent press release from SAP and Violin Memory, Kevin Ichhpurani, Senior Vice President Head of Business Development and Ecosystem Innovation said: 

The Violin Flash Memory Arrays integrated with SAP Sybase ASE are a key solid-state storage component for the acceleration of business-critical applications from SAP,” and he continued:


The certification process showed that the arrays can deliver significant performance improvement over traditional disk-based systems, delivering substantial value to customers. In fact, during preliminary internal testing, we have seen 10x improvement in the performance of SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin Flash Memory.”

In the same press release it’s mentioned that the Violin certification for interoperability with SAP Sybase ASE delivers reliability and accelerated performance across a range of enterprise applications. Used together, these solutions will provide customers with enhanced and simplified solutions that leverage the power of Violin Flash Memory Arrays and business-critical SAP applications to accelerate transaction-driven environments

So the benefits, which include immediate speed up and scalability, without requiring any changes to existing code or configuration are clear. However, there can be other challenges that accompany the transition to a new technology – including questions around migration, investment and total cost of ownership.

Don Basile, Violin Memory CEO directly addressed this exact point at SAPPHRE NOW Orlando 2013 in a panel, where he said:

“..It is less expensive than going to a legacy vendor…..  less expensive to deploy this technology this technology for you and you get an immediate benefitclick here for the full video

We’re also delighted to report that according to a recent Gartner Report referenced on, Violin Memory has the lead in market share in storage arrays incorporating flash.


We invite you to comment about your experiences, plans, concerns, questions and any other topic around migrating to memory technology.

To explore implementing this technology, please contact Violin Memory’s Global Vice President of Channels managing the SAP alliance: Shawn Blevins

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