SAP (NYSE: SAP) has integrated its in-memory HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) with IBM's (NYSE: IBM) DB2 database. As noted on Reseller News, this move underscores the companies' increasing alignment against rival Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and its Exadata platform.
"The integration is enabled by SAP's Sybase Replication Server, which SAP gained through the acquisition of that company last year. DB2 is now 'HANA-ready and can efficiently replicate data into SAP HANA in near real time,' according to a statement.
"So far, SAP has made no similar announcement regarding Oracle's database, which is a mainstay in many of its customers' ERP (enterprise resource planning) environments."