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SAP Sybase IQ 16 Helps Enterprises Reveal Big Data Insights

SAP Sybase IQ 16 software delivers speed, power for large-scale enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics.

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SAP AG has released SAP Sybase IQ 16 software, a key component of SAP’s Real-Time Data Platform. SAP Sybase IQ is an advanced disk-based column store analytics server that delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics with dramatic affordability and efficiency.

With the latest version, SAP further extends its logical data warehouse offering with software that helps organizations extend and exploit the value of big data to achieve insights that were previously almost impossible or impractical.

The latest release of SAP Sybase IQ is faster, more secure, and more adaptable to changing business requirements. By extending the power of analytics to more people and processes with less effort and expense, SAP Sybase IQ helps SAP Real-Time Data Platform turn massive data into actionable insight.

SAP Sybase IQ is integral to the company’s data management vision, playing a clear role in the SAP Real-Time Data Platform as the near-line-store to the SAP HANA platform that handles massive amounts of real-time and historical data. In addit ion, SAP Sybase IQ serves the customer need for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics in some standalone deployment scenarios.

Exploiting the Value of Big Data

To go from terabytes to petabytes, massive amounts of data must be loaded fast -- big volumes equal the need for greater velocity -- otherwise, systems would be brought to a standstill. The high-performance data loading, a capability cross-pollinated from SAP HANA in SAP Sybase IQ, ingests large amounts of data faster than ever -- petabyte-scale -- making big data available to applications and people faster, for in-the-moment decisions.

Traditional database systems require significant and time-intensive tuning and optimization to deliver reports and analyses with acceptable performance or specialized hardware platforms that can be difficult or expensive to scale as business requirements evolve. With a column-oriented, expandable grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture, along with data compression and indexing technologies, SAP Sybase IQ dynamically manages many analytics workloads in parallel, making it simpler and more cost-effective to support thousands of concurrent users, user-driven reports and ad hoc queries, as well as data-driven processes across the entire enterprise.

The latest version of SAP Sybase IQ employs an intelligent data affinity approach to track the optimal data access patterns across the MPP framework to provide dramatic improvements to complex queries on large data sets. In addition, the new row-level versioning (RLV) technology enables customers to ask complicated questions while ingesting large amounts of data from multiple sources, enabling analytics on information when it is needed for improved decision-making.

Multiplex resiliency in SAP Sybase IQ helps ensure that enterprise data is always available. Users can get quick answers to any question at interactive speeds by performing deep drill-down analysis on vast amounts of data using standards-based integration to business intelligence (BI) solutions from SAP or other third-party BI tools, without ongoing IT intervention. Big data becomes actionable through multiple integration modes for using MapReduce and Hadoop, in-database mining and portability of models with Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML), R language support, and an expanded library of statistical algorithms. New data protection features help ensure that enterprise systems are secure and easy to manage.

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