MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and WALLDORF, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems, and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Violin 6000 Series Flash Memory Arrays are now certified for interoperability with SAP® Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE), delivering reliability and accelerated performance across a range of enterprise applications. Used together, these solutions will provide customers with enhanced and simplified solutions that leverage the power of Violin Flash Memory Arrays and business-critical SAP applications to accelerate transaction-driven environments. Additionally, Violin Memory is now an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge® program. It will work with SAP to serve new and existing customers, partners and channels to benefit from solutions from Violin Memory and SAP. Violin products are also available in support of SAP ERP applications.

"The Violin Flash Memory Arrays integrated with SAP Sybase ASE are a key solid-state storage component for the acceleration of business-critical applications from SAP," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president, Business Development and Ecosystem Innovation, SAP. "The certification process showed that the arrays can deliver significant performance improvement over traditional disk-based systems, delivering substantial value to customers. In fact, during preliminary internal testing, we have seen 10x improvement in the performance of SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin Flash Memory."

According to Violin Memory's CEO Don Basile, "SAP's certification of Violin Memory will give customers added confidence that they can deploy an economical flash memory system in a business environment that demands low latency and high performance. Through our partnership with SAP, we plan to expand the reach of memory-based storage technology to the enterprise."

Benefits of the Violin Flash Memory Array for SAP Sybase ASE include the acceleration of IO-bound online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, the acceleration of database setup operations, checkpoints, logs and ETL (Extract Transform and Load) activities.

Violin Storage at the Speed of Memory
The purpose-built memory arrays from Violin provide the benefits of traditional storage in terms of persistence, reliability, network sharing, scale and economics. The low sustained latencies and high IOPS performance in a 3U form factor delivering 1 million IOPS for mixed workloads brings a whole new shift in terms of the value proposition delivered by SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin.

SAP Sybase ASE is a high-performance database platform, optimized for extreme transaction processing environments, achieving millions of transactions per minute on large and growing databases. It helps improve operational efficiency and significantly reduce overall costs through efficient use of storage, processor, and staff resources.

The certification report of SAP Sybase ASE running on Violin Flash memory-based storage arrays can be viewed here; Violin products are available immediately.


About Violin Memory, Inc.
Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications, servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically designed at each level of the system architecture starting with memory and optimized through the array to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance requirements of business critical applications, virtualized environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centers. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin's Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Violin Memory products, visit

About SAP
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