Oracle Database 12c for SAP Certification Status
Oracle Database 12c (including Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c and Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c) is certified for NetWeaver-based SAP products.
Oracle Database 12c for SAP Certification Roadmap
Phase 1 (completed in March 2015):To ensure sufficient overlap with Oracle Database 11g, which is available to SAP customers as a fully supported version until the end of January 2016, SAP has certified Oracle Database 126.96.36.199, thereby breaking the "terminal release" custom (certification of Oracle Database release x.2, no certification of release x.1) valid to date. This initial certification (base certification) did not include major new options.
For details about Oracle Database 12c new features included in the base certification see the article Oracle Database 12c for SAP–Roadmap and Base Certification Features.
Phase 2 (completed in June 2015):
Phase 3 (planned for Q4 CY 2015):
- Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)/Automatic Data Optimization (ADO)
- Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) (PDF) for Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster
Phase 4 (planned for CY 2016):Oracle Database 12c for SAP–Roadmap and Base Certification Features (PDF) (extract from Oracle for SAP Technology Update 2015).
Benchmark Results Reveal the Benefits of Oracle Database In-Memory for SAP Applications
Using the SAP BW-EML benchmark Oracle has proved Oracle Database 12c with the Oracle Database In-Memory option outperforms SAP HANA by a factor of 2X on the same Intel processor for SAP workloads.
A new white paper provides an overview of the benchmark, details on benchmark results achieved, and a description of the unique database technology used.