Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA

Summary:The companies expect the effort to enable customers to take their existing SAP license to the cloud and add Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to their service mix on the SAP Marketplace.

Open-source enterprise software firm Red Hat announced Monday that Enterprise Linux is now qualified for production use of SAP HANA, capping off a string of collaborations between the companies that have rolled out so far this year. 

Available for on-premise or off-premise cloud environments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA provides additional deployment choice for scalable big data applications. The companies also touted the platform's military-grade security technology such as Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) to prevent data breaches. 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA will be available via SAP-certified hardware appliances from partners. The companies expect the effort to enable customers to take their existing SAP license to the cloud and add Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to their service mix on the SAP Marketplace.

"Red Hat is committed to providing the enterprise world with open choices to help meet IT challenges of every nature, including big data," said Steve Lucas, president of platform solutions for SAP AG. "By complementing Red Hat's open hybrid cloud technologies with SAP’s powerful portfolio of data platforms, we, along with our vast, experienced partner networks, can deliver high-performing, enterprise-class solutions that help solve true business problems."

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Topics: Big Data, Cloud

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