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Overview

In order to improve the performance and operational efficiency of businesses worldwide, a customer using SAP wanted to establish a global business program to define and implement a standardized, group-wide business process architecture and associated master data for the parameterization of the group software tools.
The expected growth of the number of users and the size of the database would be at a level never reached by other customers, however, so IBM was asked to undertake the following:
- Test the application to be sure it could sustain such growth.
- Prove the manageability of the solution.
- Provide recommendations to optimize the infrastructure architecture.
This IBM Redbooks publication describes the testing that was done in terms of performance and manageability in a SAP NetWeaver BI (SAP BW) and DB2 environment on IBM System p™ when scaling a client’s solution to a data warehouse of 20 terabytes (TB). It also provides recommendations for an architecture to support a potential 60 TB data warehouse. The book resulted from a joint cooperative effort that included the PSSC, the IBM/SAP International Competency Center, the DB2-SAP Center of Excellence, SAP AG, and a customer.

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