Recently, SAP and MapR partnered together to test the performance of the SAP IQ columnar analytics database running on top of the MapR Data Platform. The pairing of the two has resulted in impressive IQ database I/O performance. When IQ data files are located on the MapR file system compared to a traditional file system, the IQ cluster exhibits near linear scalability in I/O throughput as IQ server nodes are added to the cluster.
The benefits to the IQ user are profound. MapR can provide big data scale-out capacity on commodity hardware for an IQ Multiplex cluster, while also offering significant cost savings over traditional NAS (network attached storage) or SAN. In addition, MapR’s Data Platform has built in high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery capabilities, making it an industrial-strength, enterprise ready storage solution
This document describes the solution architecture, test results, and benefits to the SAP IQ user when choosing MapR as the underlying storage technology for the SAP IQ database: