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The Evolution of SAP ASE to the Cloud | MDSap

MDS AP April 8, 2021

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SAP ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) has long been known as the go-to high-performance, low-cost-of-ownership transactional database, with its extreme online transactional processing (XOLTP) engine that allows for fast and reliable processing of mission-critical data. Sometimes referred to as the Sybase portfolio, SAP ASE, SAP IQ and SAP Replication Server, will now be available in the cloud as managed services on SAP HANA Cloud. The evolution of SAP ASE to the cloud will allow for enhanced scalability and consumption-based pricing with increased flexibility, to give organisations more control over operating costs.

In a constantly evolving data landscape, organisations need reliable, flexible and cost-effective data management solutions, which is why SAP HANA Cloud’s new managed services for SAP ASE offer significant advantages to organisations looking for a gateway database in the cloud. These cloud services will be available across multiple hyperscalers and will remain compatible with current on-premise releases, saving organisations huge amounts of time and resources without having to compromise on functional capabilities. While SAP ASE will remain supported on-premise, organisations will be able to migrate or create new databases with SAP HANA Cloud, ensuring that past investments carry forward into the future.

 

What is SAP ASE?

 

Much like the engine of a car, SAP ASE is a resource-efficient relational database management system (RDMS) that powers the very core of your business - data. Using ASE as a data management platform enables organisations to leverage the value of their data by being able to handle massive volumes of data and thousands of concurrent users. ASE is used by more than 30,000 organisations globally – including 90% of the top banks and security firms worldwide, according to SAP.

 

What is SAP HANA Cloud?

 

SAP HANA Cloud is a fully managed in-memory cloud database as a service (DBaaS). As the cloud-based data foundation for SAP applications, it integrates data from across the enterprise, enabling faster decisions based on live data. SAP HANA Cloud enables organisations to manage data from all sources, gain real-time insight, and run custom applications, with the freedom to deploy as a stand-alone solution or as an extension to an existing on-premise environment.

 

How will SAP ASE cloud service fit in with SAP HANA Cloud?

 

SAP ASE as a service will be part of SAP HANA Cloud. SAP HANA Cloud is a cloud solution that combines all of SAP’s data and analytics capabilities as one set of interconnected services. It provides simplicity to users by offering an easy-to-use interface, and flexibility for administrators to freely optimise the data landscape. Providing SAP ASE services in SAP HANA Cloud provides customers with a managed solution, elastic scaling, on-demand deployment, and consumption-based pricing.

 

Benefits of SAP ASE in the Cloud

 

With SAP ASE available as a new managed service in SAP HANA Cloud, the same extreme transaction database workloads that SAP ASE supports on-premise, will now be supported in the cloud too. Along with SAP IQ and SAP Replication Server as managed services in the cloud, the new evolved SAP ASE will allow for on-demand provisioning, enhanced flexibility and scalability, and consumption-based pricing.

Here’s how SAP ASE, operating as a service in SAP HANA Cloud, will enable organisations to leverage all their on-premise experience.

Scalability

As data volumes continue to grow in the digital economy, it’s becoming harder to scale on-premise landscapes and operations to keep up with demand. To meet the demand, SAP HANA Cloud now offers enhanced scalability options for its new managed services like SAP ASE.

The new ASE and data lake services within SAP HANA Cloud offer on-demand scalability of individual instances, and the ability to provision additional instances when needed. This eliminates the need to purchase and install new infrastructure, as SAP HANA Cloud can be scaled up with just a click. Additionally, compute and storage power can be increased separately, so whether you need more processing power or more storage space, you can increase one without increasing the other, which means you’re only paying for the resources you need. With SAP ASE in the cloud, the limited on-premise resources of the past won’t restrict your ability to process, move, or store more data.

Controlled Costs

Scaling on-premise databases requires more effort, more hardware, more maintenance, and more money. When you move your current on-premise investments to the cloud, scaling becomes easier than ever, and separating your compute and storage power saves resources. With SAP ASE in the cloud, you'll have a clear overview and tighter control of your total cost of ownership.

With the consumption-based usage model, you only pay for what you use so costs can be easily planned and optimised. The cost of adding new instances can be planned and fully understood. In addition, as all the services within HANA Cloud use the same model, customers can react to changing business demands by utilizing the right service for their needs.

Accessibility

Whether your data is stored in SAP ASE, SAP IQ, or any other source, SAP HANA Cloud provides you with one access layer to all data sources and services, with a choice of deployment options across multiple hyperscalers. With a variety of database type instances at their fingertips, organisations can react to changing business demands by utilizing the right service for their needs.

With a single gateway via the cloud to all of your data, SAP ASE is more accessible, scalable, cost-efficient and flexible in a cloud-native environment. Organisations can now provision and scale on-demand, as well as leverage their existing investments in proven and trusted database technologies across multiple hyperscaler environments. A true evolution to the Cloud.

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