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Lenovo Servers for SAP HANA

The ThinkSystem SR950 mission critical servers are ideal for your most demanding SAP HANA deployments, providing superior capability and greater business value.



SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an on-premise appliance, with certified server and storage hardware through a Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI), or in the cloud. It is a revolutionary platform, which is best suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications. Its primary function as a database server is to store and retrieve data as requested by the applications. In addition, it performs advanced analytics (predictive analytics, spatial data processing, text analytics, text search, streaming analytics, graph data processing) and includes extract, transform, load (ETL) capabilities as well as an application server.

WHY Lenovo for SAP HANA?

The Lenovo and SAP partnership and solutions delivers competitive advantages for SAP HANA platforms. Lenovo provides numerous advantages including the server, storage, service, operating system, high reliability, scalability and World Record SAP HANA and application performance.

The Lenovo Solution for SAP HANA incorporates a pay-as-you-grow design for larger workloads in the future. This combination allows you to reduce your TCO by:

  • Achieving higher utilization and lower acquisition costs with improved capacity and performance.
  • Speeding server deployment and serviceability.
  • Reducing downtime by swapping components quickly, including compute, storage and I/O as well as fans and power supplies.

WHY is Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 the ideal server to run SAP HANA? 

Lenovo has several advantages with its SAP HANA solution using the powerful ThinkSystem SR950. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 holds 9 performance world records with the 4 socket SAP HANA BWoH benchmark (as of August 12, 2019). This includes data load, query throughput and query runtime. Follow the links at the end of this article to read SAP HANA BWoH performance reports.

The SR950 is a 4U rack server capable of supporting up to 8 processors. It features a modular system with all components accessible via the front or rear of the server helping to simplify server management and service. The SR950 supports up to 12 NVMe drive bays for increase storage at lower latency and up to 24 hard-disk or solid-state disk drive bays for increased storage capacity. Support for 128GB 3DS RDIMMs enables up to 6TB of memory in a four-socket configuration and 12TB of memory in an eight-socket configuration.



SAP HANA is the first major database platform optimized for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory. SAP HANA automatically detects persistent memory hardware and adjusts itself by placing data structures that would benefit the most in persistent memory, while all others remain in DRAM. The result is an eye-popping 12.5x faster system restart time for a 6 TB system. This means less downtime when implementing maintenance or security updates. Intel Optane memory also provides an average of 2X more data in memory and 56% lower memory cost in SAP HANA scale-up environments than the previous generation.

The Lenovo Solution for SAP HANA provides outstanding capability for SAP HANA to drive enterprise-critical insights in real time. Powered by ThinkSystem SR950 mission critical servers and the latest Intel Xeon processors, the solution is designed to improve your SAP HANA data foundation and help lower total cost of ownership. When paired with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, the solution can also increase SAP HANA capacity and reduce business downtimes.