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SAP Standard Application Benchmarks in Cloud Environments

In 2012 the SAP Benchmark Council Meeting finalized the rules for running SAP Standard Application Benchmarks in Cloud Environments. The rules specify how SAP Standard Application Benchmarks can be performed in Cloud Environments and what customers have to be aware of, when interpreting the benchmark results.

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Sales and Distribution Benchmark

SAP BW edition for SAP HANA Benchmark Version 1 and Version 2

 

SAP BW Enhanced Mixed Load (BW EML) Standard Application Benchmark Results (500,000,000 records)

Date of Certification
(mm/dd/yyyy)
  Technology Partner
  Number of records 
  Ad-Hoc Navigation Steps/ Hour 
  Operating System - Release Database Server
  RDBMS Release 
  SAP NetWeaver Release 
  Number & Type of Database/Application Servers
  Certification Number
01/17/2014   Amazon Web Services   500,000,000   113,390   SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11   SAP HANA 1.0   SAP NetWeaver 7.31   1 database server:  Amazon EC2 cr1.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670, 2.60 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 20 MB L3 cache per processor, 244 GB main memory; 2 application servers: Amazon EC2 c3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v2, 2.80 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 60 GB main memory   2014001
04/10/2014   Amazon Web Services   500,000,000   137,510   SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11   SAP HANA 1.0   SAP NetWeaver 7.31   1 database server:  Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2, 2.50 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 244 GB main memory; 2 application servers: Amazon EC2 c3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v2, 2.80 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 60 GB main memory   2014013

SAP BW Enhanced Mixed Load (BW EML) Standard Application Benchmark Results (2,000,000,000 records)

Date of Certification
(mm/dd/yyyy)
  Technology Partner   Number of records   Ad-Hoc Navigation Steps/ Hour   Operating System - Release Database Server   RDBMS Release   SAP NetWeaver Release
  Number & Type of Database/Application Servers   Certification Number
04/11/2014   Amazon Web Services   2,000,000,000   177,590   SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11   SAP HANA 1.0   SAP NetWeaver 7.31   5 database servers:  Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2, 2.50 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 244 GB main memory ; 3 application servers: Amazon EC2 c3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v2, 2.80 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 60 GB main memory   2014014

SAP BW Enhanced Mixed Load (BW EML) Standard Application Benchmark Results (5,000,000,000 records)

Date of Certification
(mm/dd/yyyy)
  Technology Partner   Number of records   Ad-Hoc Navigation Steps/ Hour   Operating System - Release Database Server   RDBMS Release   SAP NetWeaver Release
 
Number & Type of Database/Application Servers
  Certification Number
05/05/2015   Amazon Web Services   5,000,000,000   303.270   SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11   SAP HANA 1.0   SAP NetWeaver 7.40   17 database servers:  Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2, 2.50 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 244 GB main memory; 3 application servers: Amazon EC2 c4.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2666 v3, 2.90 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 60 GB main memory   2015019
05/05/2015   Amazon Web Services   5,000,000,000   258,020   SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11   SAP HANA 1.0   SAP NetWeaver 7.40   14 database servers:  Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2, 2.50 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 244 GB main memory; 3 application servers: Amazon EC2 c4.8xlarge, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2666 v3, 2.90 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 25 MB L3 cache per processor, 60 GB main memory   2015017

 

SAP Benchmarks in cloud environments

Things you should be aware of when interpreting SAP Standard Application Benchmarks in cloud environments results:

Shared Resources:
Network and Storage are shared resources in typical cloud offerings. There might be a impact from other cloud subscribers on the network and storage performance. Network and Storage SLAs should be defined to minimize the risk of performance impacts.

WAN Connectivity:
In a typically Cloud Offering the Customers are connected via a WAN connection (Internet or VPN) to the cloud provider computing center. The performance of the WAN is not part of the cloud provider nor SAP responsibility. Please be aware of this. The Cloud Provider should offer a tool to measure the actual WAN performance from customer location to the Cloud.

Hardware Changes:
Underlying hardware of a cloud container might change over time.

Single Computing Unit (SCU) Performance:
Some SAP applications for example SAP CRM, SAP SRM and SAP EWM benefit from a very good SCU performance in order to ensure fast response times. With changing hardware in a cloud environment there might also be changes in SCU Performance. SLAs should be defined to guarantee a constant Single Computing Unit Performance for constant application performance.

Flexibility (elasticity) of the cloud infrastructure:
How fast can infrastructure be adapted to customer needs. How big can be the largest container in the Cloud environment, needed for scaling in multitier environments. These are two questions that should be taken into account when you are planning to subscribe to a cloud offering.

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