Thursday Nov 20, 2014

SAP w/ Oracle Database 12cR1

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)
NEW! 12.1.0.2 planned to be first release for SAP
  • hereby breaking ‘Terminal Release’ custom valid to date
        − to ensure sufficient overlap with 11g
  • No support of base release 12.1.0.1
  • Starting from SAP NetWeaver 7.X based products
  • Rollout planned for Q1/2015

        − Base certification w/o major 12c features
        − Staged rollout for major features later

New Features planned with initial certification:

  • Windows: Support for standard user for services, database instances and Oracle Net services
  • Advanced Index Compression1

        – Automatic Prefix computation

        – Higher compression rate, Ease of Use

  • Client-Server Network Compression2
        – Less network load between App Servers and Database Instance(s)
  • Concurrent Execution of Union and Union All Branches
        – Improves BW Performance
  • ACFS Support on Exadata
        – For SAP shared file system support (/sapmnt, etc.)
  • RAC: HA-NFS support with ACFS
        – Complete SAP HA solution for shared file system
  • RMAN: Cross platform backup and restore
        – Faster and easier heterogeneous platform migration
  • Storage Snapshot Optimization
        – no more begin/end backup for certain snapshot technologies
  • Active Data Guard Far Sync 2
        – High performance zero data loss across large distance WAN

1) requires Advanced Compression Option

2) requires Active Data Guard Option

New Features not available with initial certification:

  • Rollout in staged approach
  • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)/ADO1
  • Multitenant (aka. Pluggable Databases)2
  • In-Memory3
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC)1, 4 for Exadata
  • OCI/Database Interface: Array Row Count for Array DML Operations
  • Online Move Partition
  • Move a Datafile Online

1) requires Advanced Compression Option

2) requires new Multitenant Option

3) requires new Database In-Memory Option

4) Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) prerequisite

Monday Dec 10, 2012

Oracle Database Appliance Now Certified by SAP

All SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x that are also certified for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (single node or RAC) can now be used with the Oracle Database Appliance. RAC One Node is NOT supported.

Only Three-Tier SAP Installations. Only the Oracle database can run on the Oracle Database Appliance.

 No SAP instance can be deployed on the Oracle Database Appliance. SAP instances have to run on different middle-tier machines of any hardware architecture and operating system.

Central Services (ASCS and/or SCS) can be configured to run on the Oracle Database Appliance for Unicode installations of SAP.

SAP BR*Tools support is now available for the Oracle Database Appliance.

For more information about SAP on ODA, please refer:

Using SAP NetWeaver with the Oracle Database Appliance New Nov2012
Note 1760737 - SAP Software and Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)
Note 1785353 - ODA 11.2.0: Patches for 11.2.0.3

 

Monday Oct 29, 2012

White Paper for SAP on Oracle Database Features & Options

SAP on Oracle Development Update New Oct2013

RAT for SAP

RAC for SAP

OCFS for SAP

DG for SAP

OEM for SAP

Partition for SAP

Security for SAP

ODV for SAP 

TDE for SAP 

AC for SAP

ASM for SAP

Friday Oct 12, 2012

SAP Software on Oracle Exadata X3

Note 1590515 - SAP Software and Oracle Exadata New v17 04.10.2012

Oracle Exadata Database Machine can be used in SAP environments when the following conditions are met:

  • Supported Oracle Exadata Database Machine models:
    • X2-2
    • X2-8
    • X3-2
    • X3-8
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