October 09, 2009 // By: Benjamin Blaume // SAP Partner News 41/2009
The Kartellamt, an independent competition authority whose task is to protect competition in Germany, has approved T-Systems’ takeover of SAP’s hosting customers in Europe. This means the 90 or so customers can now be transferred to servers in the T-Systems data centers. For more about the acquisition, see SAP Partner News 38/2009.
Data specialist PBS Software promises up to 90% less storage space in SAP ERP systems through column-based data compression. This is thanks to the company’s new product “PBS Nearline Analytic Infrastructure” (PBS NAI), which provides an interface to the column-based analytics server Sybase IQ. As a result, the advantages of column-based storage technology (improved compression, faster access times) compared with relational databases can be leveraged in the SAP ERP environment.
Atos Origin is slated to continue operating all the international IT systems of the Austrian-headquartered Zumtobel Group for the next five years. Zumtobel, a supplier of integral lighting solutions, extended the current outsourcing contract early. The contract was originally concluded for seven years in 2004.