SAP intros Sybase IQ 16 for real-time data, 'in-the-moment' decisions

SAP's Sybase IQ 16 aims to turn around real-time analytics as big data moves from terabytes to petabytes.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

SAP has introduced a new analytics database designed specifically for higher performance when it comes to mission-critical business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing solutions.

Dubbed Sybase IQ 16, the software and related disk-based column store analytics server is touted to be more adaptable to legacy infrastructures while also working faster and being more secure.

Sybase IQ 16 is also supposed to fit in as the the near-line-store to the SAP's HANA in-memory platform for real-time and historical data.

SAP executive board member Vishal Sikka asserted in prepared remarks that the integration between Sybase IQ and HANA should provide "flexible and logical data management options to meet unique business and technical requirements."

SAP Sybase IQ accommodates mixed workloads and large numbers of concurrent users. The software runs on a wide variety of commodity hardware platforms, supporting lower total ownership costs for companies that rely on data-driven decisions and processes for a competitive edge.

Essentially, Sybase IQ16 aims to turn around real-time analytics to better enable "in-the-moment" business decisions.

SAP is also arguing with this debut that traditional database systems won't cut it anymore -- especially as big data simply gets bigger, growing from terabytes to petabytes.

The business management software provider explained that the column-oriented, expandable grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture along with data compression and indexing technologies enable Sybase IQ to manage heavy workloads in tandem.

This, in turn, should result in a more cost-effective and efficient strategy for processing big data while supporting thousands of concurrent users and queries within a single company.

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