Image Gallery: SAP Unveils Integrated BI Strategy Roadmap
Laying out an ambitious roadmap at its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in May, SAP executives detailed an in-memory, tech-powered plan to unite enterprise applications and business intelligence. If it succeeds, the plan will change the course of IT.
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In-memory and column-store database technologies have been around for years, but SAP CTO Vishal Sikka says today's multi-core processors and affordable chip-based memory will make it possible for the vendor to launch, by year-end 2010, a High-Performance Analytic Appliance on hardware from HP or IBM.