SAP HANA on Azure

Azure lets you run the largest SAP HANA workloads (OLTP and OLAP) of any hyperscale cloud provider.

Add the power of cloud to your SAP estate

Reliably run your mission-critical SAP and other workloads on a scalable, compliant and enterprise-proven platform. Get the scalability, flexibility and cost savings of Azure. With the expanded partnership between Microsoft and SAP, you can run SAP applications across dev/test and production scenarios in Azure – and be fully supported. From SAP NetWeaver to SAP S4/HANA, Linux to Windows and SAP HANA to SQL, we have you covered.

Unparalleled performance for SAP HANA

Get the broadest choice and industry-leading performance when running your SAP workloads on Azure. With Azure Virtual Machines, you will be able to scale your HANA applications to 3.8 TB of RAM. And, with purpose-built hardware that is specifically tuned for SAP HANA, you are capable of scaling your SAP HANA workloads up to 20 TB on a single node and up to 60 TB on multimode configurations.

Scenarios

AZURE SUPPORTS

Up to 20 TB
Online Transaction Processing
(OLTP)
Up to 60 TB
Online Analytical Processing
(OLAP)
SAP Solution CPU RAM Storage1 Availability
Optimised for OLAP: SAP BW, BW/4HANA or SAP HANA for generic OLAP workload
OR multi-tenant, mixed OLTP/OLAP workloads
SAP HANA on Azure S72 – 2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 768 GB 3 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S192 – 4 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 2 TB 8 TB Available now
M Series virtual machine M64s – Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 1.00 TB 2 TB Coming soon
M Series virtual machine M128s – Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 2 TB 4 TB Available now2
SAP HANA on Azure S384 – 8 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 4 TB 16 TB Available now
Optimised for OLTP: SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA or S/4HANA (OLTP), generic OLTP SAP HANA on Azure S72 – 2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 768 GB 3 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S72m – 2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 1.5 TB 6 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S192 – 4 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 2 TB 8 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S192m – 4 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 4 TB 16 TB Available now
M Series virtual machine M64s – Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 1.00 TB 2 TB Coming soon
M Series virtual machine M64ms – Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 1.75 TB 2 TB Available now2
M Series virtual machine M128s – Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 2 TB 4 TB Available now2
M Series virtual machine M128ms – Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 3.8 TB 4 TB Coming soon
SAP HANA on Azure S384m – 8 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 6 TB 16 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S384xm – 8 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 8 TB 22 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S576m – 12 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 12 TB 28 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S768m – 16 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 16 TB 36 TB Available now
SAP HANA on Azure S960m – 20 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v4 20 TB 46 TB Available now

1Storage for SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) is persistent.

2Available only in East US 2 region.

SAP HANA certifications

SAP Product Supported OS Azure offerings
SAP HANA Developer Edition (including the HANA client software comprised of SQLODBC, ODBO (Windows only) and ODBC, JDBC drivers, HANA Studio and HANA database)1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
A7, A8
HANA One Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
DS14_v2 (upon general availability)
SAP S/4HANA Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
Controlled Availability for GS5
SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances)
Suite on HANA, OLTP Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances)
HANA Enterprise for BW, OLAP Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
GS5 for single-node deployments
SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances)
SAP BW/4HANA Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise
GS5 for single-node deployments
SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances)
1Customers can try SAP HANA Developer Edition on Azure using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library.

Try SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure

Get the power to develop in-memory apps that analyse massive volumes of data in real time with SAP HANA. Customers interested in using SAP HANA on Azure can get started on GS5 virtual machines (for workloads under 0.5 TB) – all you need is an Azure subscription and a licence for SAP HANA. For SAP HANA workloads requiring nodes larger than 0.5 TB, please fill in the information request form to get a Microsoft representative to contact you. For more details on our SAP offerings on Azure, please take a look at the Getting Started with SAP on Linux or Windows Virtual Machines in Azure documentation.

FAQ

  • Microsoft and SAP have worked together to certify SAP on Microsoft Azure, ensuring performance and reliability.

    SAP and Microsoft have had a 20-year long partnership and have jointly served enterprise customers around the world. This collaboration deepens our commitment to our customers.

  • Effective immediately, customers can bring their SAP licences for use in Microsoft Azure. Learn more about running SAP applications on the Microsoft platform.

  • SAP will provide support for SAP products and services, and Microsoft will provide support for Microsoft products and services, including Microsoft Azure platform services. For customers with Microsoft Premier Support, SAP is able to engage Microsoft on behalf of the customer. Microsoft Premier Support does not offer assistance in the design, architecture, development or deployment of applications or solutions on Microsoft Azure. For SAP HANA Developer Edition, support is provided through SAP community support.

  • Customers who have SAP licences can use them to deploy SAP software in Microsoft Azure.

    Customers will consume and pay for the underlying Microsoft Azure services as with any other deployment.

    Standard purchase models, pricing and terms will be applicable for those underlying Microsoft Azure services.

    For customers who have a volume licensing relationship with Microsoft, please contact your Microsoft account manager to learn more about available opportunities.

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