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SAP on Azure

Quickly deploy and run SAP solutions on Azure to simplify infrastructure management, improve time to market, and lower costs.

SAP HANA is now certified to run in production on Azure. Read the announcement and register for the webinar to learn more.

Customer successes

RockwellAutomation
Coats
Nortek
Zespri Kiwifruit
Kordia
Softek

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, SAP HANA to SQL, we have you covered.

Zespri Kiwifruit

"Microsoft Azure possesses the power and flexibility to accommodate our needs for SAP performance. We are confident that our SAP landscapes will run efficiently on the Azure platform, perform appropriately, and continue to deliver value to our business."

Andrew Goodin, Global Manager Information Systems, Zespri International

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 can scale your HANA applications to 0.5 TB of RAM. And, with purpose-built hardware that is specifically tuned for SAP HANA, you can scale your SAP HANA workloads up to 32 TB on multimode configurations. Azure lets you run the largest SAP HANA workloads (OLTP and OLAP) of any hyperscale cloud provider.

Scenarios

AZURE SUPPORTS

Up to 3 TB
Online Transaction Processing
(OLTP)
Up to 32 TB
Online Analytical Processing
(OLAP)

SAP HANA certifications

SAP Product Supported OS Azure Offerings
SAP HANA Developer Edition (including the HANA client software comprised of SQLODBC, ODBO-Windows only, ODBC, JDBC drivers, HANA studio, and HANA database)1 SUSE Linux Enterprise A7, A8
HANA One SUSE Linux Enterprise DS14_v2 (upon general availability)
SAP S/4HANA SUSE Linux Enterprise Controlled Availability for GS52
SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances) upon general availability
Suite on HANA, OLTP SUSE Linux Enterprise SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances) upon general availability
HANA Enterprise for BW, OLAP SUSE Linux Enterprise GS5 for single node deployments
SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances) upon general availability
1Customers can try SAP HANA Developer Edition on Azure using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library.
2Contact your Microsoft or SAP account manager for more information.

SAP NetWeaver certifications

Microsoft Azure is certified for the following SAP products, with full support from Microsoft and SAP.

See Using SAP on Windows virtual machines in Azure for planning and deployment information.

SAP Product Guest Operating System RDBMS Virtual Machine Types
SAP Business Suite Software Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise SQL Server, Oracle2, DB2, SAP ASE3 A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5
SAP Business All-in-One Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise SQL Server, Oracle2, DB2, SAP ASE3 A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5
SAP BusinessObjects BI Windows N/A A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5
SAP NetWeaver1 Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise SQL Server, Oracle2, DB2, SAP ASE3 A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5
1Only NetWeaver 7.00 and later SAP releases of NetWeaver are supported for deployment in Azure
2Oracle Database 11g R2 Patchset 3 (11.2.04 ), Single Instance. Certified on Windows Server only.
3SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16

Get started

Quickly create the infrastructure you need without having to wait for resources. Deploy Virtual Machines in Azure to create environments for your SAP solutions. For more details, check out Using SAP on Windows virtual machines in Azure.

Try SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure

Get the power to develop in-memory apps that analyze 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 license for SAP HANA. For SAP HANA workloads requiring nodes larger than 0.5 TB, we’re offering four new Azure deployment options.

Configurations for SAP HANA on Azure (Large instances)
CPU cores RAM Storage
2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 768 GB 3 TB
4 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 1.5 TB 6 TB
2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 1.5 TB 6 TB
4 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 3.0 TB 12 TB

See our documentation for more information.

Get started exploring SAP HANA today. Use the SAP Cloud Appliance Library to add the SAP HANA Developer Edition to your Azure subscription, then follow the six steps below to be up and running in less than 30 minutes.

See how in six easy steps

  1. Create a new account

    Create a new account to log into the SAP Cloud Appliance Library. Select Azure as the cloud provider and enter your subscription ID.

  1. Download the certificate

    Download the management certificate when prompted.

  1. Add SAP management certificate to Azure

    Log into the Azure Portal using the subscription you provided and upload it to Management Certificates under Settings.

  1. Activate free trial

    Activate your free trial of SAP HANA Developer Edition.

  1. Create instance of SAP HANA

    Enter the required information to create an instance of SAP HANA Developer Edition.

  1. Start working

    Once completed, your new instance of SAP HANA Developer Edition will be up and running on Azure.

Support for Oracle Database

SAP on Azure is certified to run on Oracle Database. Oracle has enabled its customers to bring their existing Oracle Database licenses to Azure—with full technical, enterprise-class support from Oracle. Learn more about running Oracle on Azure.

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