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Solution Brief Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* Big Data SAP HANA* and Intel® Distribution of Apache Hadoop* for SAP Software Engineered for Real-Time Big Data Analytics Real-Time Intelligence Data-driven decision making in real time is becoming a game-changer across industries from finance and healthcare to government and manufacturing. Organizations looking to gain competitive advantage from big data must collect data from diverse sources, store all this data on a scalable platform, and get analytic results in real time. They need an analytics platform that can deliver real-time performance along with the scalability, security, and manageability that enterprises require. SAP and Intel have collaborated to provide a software solution for real-time big data analytics that is fast, secure, and manageable. The joint solution—based on the integration of SAP HANA* with Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software—is now available from SAP. Customers can purchase not only SAP HANA, but also the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop for SAP software, from SAP sales teams worldwide. Why SAP HANA with Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software Intel and SAP have collaborated to optimize the performance and security of an enterprise-class Hadoop solution. The Intel Distribution is unique in providing an enhanced level of security and manageability to complement SAP HANA. Enterprises that have held back on deploying Apache Hadoop in production environments can now turn to SAP software backed by Intel for a platform they can trust. Together, SAP and Intel provide an enterprise-ready software stack that scales to support extreme volumes of data from sensors, weblogs, call records, and other unstructured data sources. It enables unified, real-time analytics across all data sources, while providing enterprise-class support for security, compliance, and manageability. Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software, Intel® Manager for Apache Hadoop, and SAP Data Services software deliver enterprise-class security and management of both systems and data. In combination with SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects* solutions, they provide a uniquely powerful and unified platform for extracting competitive advantage from all enterprise data sources. SAP HANA enables real-time analytics using an innovative in-memory database computing architecture that takes full advantage of advanced features in the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family. The Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software is built from the silicon up to deliver security—without compromising performance and manageability—by making full use of the Intel Xeon processor, Intel® SSD storage, and 10GbE networking. The Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop for SAP software is tightly integrated with SAP HANA and the Intel-optimized SAP Smart Data Access* connector.