Tests at the SAP Co-Innovation Lab demonstrate dramatic cost savings and comparable performance using SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering and a Pure Storage all-flash infrastructure.
SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering is an add-on for the SAP HANA database. It allows less frequently used data (warm data) to be moved from the main in-memory SAP HANA database into extended storage. Using extended storage can dramatically reduce costs by decreasing the size of the SAP HANA database — thereby lowering maintenance, hardware, and software/ licensing costs. When the extended storage is an all-flash infrastructure, performance loss can be minimized compared to keeping all data in SAP HANA itself.