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Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M Now Certified for SAP NetWeaver-based Applications

Brian Gruttadauria
Senior Director, Product Marketing

Oracle recently achieved official certification of Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M for SAP NetWeaver-based applications as well as the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite. With this certification, SAP customers who desire the benefits of the cloud but cannot move their Oracle Databases to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure due to data privacy/sovereignty laws, industry regulations, corporate policies, security requirements, latency concerns, or a tightly coupled on-premises IT infrastructure, can now use Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M.

With Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M, organizations that use SAP can enjoy the business benefits of the cloud in their data centers, behind their firewalls. These benefits include efficient resource utilization based on real-time workload requirements, pay-for-what-you-use subscription pricing, and infrastructure management by Oracle. Exadata Cloud@Customer enables high levels of database consolidation and delivers higher performance, scalability, availability and reliability for SAP applications compared to DIY infrastructures, while reducing database management and delivering a 256% return on investment.

Every business has a set of ISV and home grown applications that they depend on to run all aspects of their business, from finance to manufacturing, HR, orders, procurement, operations and more. All of these types of business-critical applications can run on Exadata Cloud@Customer. If these types of applications cannot run on an organization’s on-premises cloud environment, than the infrastructure that organizations are running on can’t be the one that enables a transformation to a modern cloud model. Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer enables the full transformation to a modern cloud model while supporting critical business applications such as SAP—AWS Outposts does not, leaving customers without an on-premises cloud solution for their critical business applications

Supported SAP Products:

 

SAP NetWeaver 7.x or higher including SAP products which are based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x. Please check the SAP Product Availability Matrix for details regarding supported SAP product releases.

 

SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 or higher. The repository databases of the BusinessObjects BI Platform can be installed on Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M.

 

 

SAP NetWeaver is the runtime environment for SAP applications. It is designed as a service-oriented architecture for enterprise data and application integration. SAP BusinessObjects Business Suite is the engine for reporting, visualization, and data analysis applications.

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M now supports

• Oracle Database 19c (minimum 19.8.0) with Exadata Cloud Patches according to SAP Note 2799970
• Oracle Database 18c (minimum 18.11.0) with Exadata Cloud Patches according to SAP Note 2660062
• Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1) with Exadata Cloud Patches according to SAP Note 2618837
• Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) with Exadata Cloud Patches according to SAP Note 2618881

All options and features that are certified for on-premises deployments of SAP NetWeaver applications are now supported and officially certified for Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M. 

The support includes Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and Oracle Database In-Memory for on-premises deployments of SAP NetWeaver.

Exadata Database Cloud@Customer X8M Configurations

X8M

SYSTEM

NUMBER OF COMPUTE NODES

EXADATA STORAGE SERVERS

Base Rack

2 nodes (2 to 48 OCPUs and total 656 GB RAM)

3

Quarter Rack

2 nodes (2 to 100 OCPUs and total 2780 GB RAM)

3

Half Rack

4 nodes (4 to 200 OCPUs and total 5560 GB RAM)

6

Full Rack X8M

8 nodes (8 to 400 OCPUs and total 11,120 GB RAM)

12

 

Application servers and client components cannot be deployed directly on Exadata Cloud@Customer X8M and must be installed on separate servers within the customer data center connected via an ethernet network.

For more information on SAP on Oracle, please visit  https://www.oracle.com/solutions/sap/

For more information on Exadata Database Cloud@Customer, please visit https://www.oracle.com/engineered-systems/exadata/cloud-at-customer/
or simply ask your Oracle Representative.

 

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