Using SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) on Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform (Part 1)
About SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
SAP ASE is market leading database management system for Online Transaction Processing – it is a major part of the SAP Data Management Portfolio for end-to-end, real-time data management (as shown in Figure 1 below).
SAP ASE is a leader (Figure 2) in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management System. SAP ASE has established a performance standard in the Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark (http://news.sap.com/sap-sybase-adaptive-server-enterprise-scores-top-two-processor-and-four-processor-linux-performance-results/) with a #1 ranking on Linux. SAP ASE is a patented technology with multiple grants.
Traditionally SAP ASE has been powering mission critical environments across the industries and has been a mainstay in the Financial Services Industry. With version 15.7, SAP ASE has expanded its capabilities to the cloud – now business organizations have the flexibility of deploying SAP ASE workloads across on-premise and cloud environments to better manage their Total Cost of Owership (TCO).
What is the Cloud?
Gartner describes Cloud as (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/1035013) a style of computing that is Service Based, Scalable and Elastic, Shared, Metered, Internet Technology Enabled, for External Customers.
There are multiple Cloud Reference Architectures (we reference the one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology – http://www.nist.gov/customcf/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=909505 for our discussion) and from them the common theme is a set layered services abstractions such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a service which abstracts network, compute and storage resources), PaaS (Platform as a service which abstracts application scalability and elasticity), and SaaS (Software as a Service which abstracts Business Services), providing a framework for business on-demand.
In this article we will focus on the SAP ASE offering on the Amazon AWS Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform (as shown in Figure 3 below).
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
As per Amazon.com, Amazon Web Services, is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com.These services operate from 11 geographical regions across the world. Wikipedia
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Amazon Web Services Summary
Table 1 below provides a summary of this offering. The SAP ASE Amazon Machine Image (AMI) Market Place offering in the Amazon Web Services (IaaS) Platform.
|Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Platform|
|Type||Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)|
BYOL (Available today)
|Version||15.7 SP122, 16.0 SP02PL01|
|Access||Market Place as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)|
15.7 SP122: RHEL 6, Windows 2008 2008R2 X64
16.0 SP02PL01: RHEL 7.1, Windows Server 2012 2012R2 X64
|Cloud Services||Public Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud|
Getting the Trial or Production Use SAP ASE AMI Today
The SAP ASE Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is available in the market place today for trial and productive use. To gain access, visit the following Market Place Web Links for either Linux (RHEL) or Windows imahes:
- Linux Image: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00PG7GZJM
- Windows Image: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00PG79OWM/ref=sp_mpg_product_title?ie=UTF8&sr=0-3
NOTE: To be able to launch either of these image users will require a valid Amazon Web Services Account. This account can be created via https://aws.amazon.com/account/. The SAP ASE AMI has a default trial period of 30 days on Amazon.
SAP Database and Mobile Solutions on AWS: