SAP on IBM I ABAP Upgrade Performance
Upgrading user's SAP system to a newer release is essential for user's business to benefit from improvements and innovations that come with the newer release. Also the SAP software lifecycle requires user to upgrade user's SAP release because the standard maintenance for a release will end eventually. The SAP upgrade process will have impact on users business since it requires users' production system to be down for a certain period of time. Minimizing the impact to users business by reducing the upgrade runtimes is therefore an important issue. That is why the SAP on IBM i development team implemented substantial improvements to the SAP upgrade process for the IBM DB2 for i database platform.