Business Intelligence

Schaeffler KG Increases Storage Efficiency for SAP Applications With IBM DB2

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Executive Summary

The Schaeffler Group is a world-class supplier of bearings and precision components for the automotive industry. Automotive bearings manufacturer Schaeffler KG found that increasing use of business analysis was driving rapid growth in data storage needs. As volumes grew, application performance tended to decline, frustrating the users in their search for information. At the practical level, data storage and management expenses were rising, and Schaeffler KG sought to reduce costs, while delivering faster response times. Schaeffler KG migrated the databases for its SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) environment to IBM DB2. The immediate impact was to reduce the SAP NetWeaver BI database volume by 43 per cent, from 8TB to 4.5TB, and other databases also benefited from significant reductions.

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