SAP released SAP HANA SPS11 on November, 23rd, 2015 and HANA on POWER is now
part of the HANA Platform Edition.

This means, HANA on POWER is functional
equivalent to the Intel platform – with very few exceptions only. Please check
the following two SAP notes for the latest updates regarding all supported use

2218464 – Supported products when running SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

2133369 – SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems: Central Release Note for SPS 09 and SPS 10

The SAP HANA SPS11 release note is now a common release note and shows
that HANA SPS11 is available for IBM Power Systems and Intel based hardware
platforms. It also documents the HANA features and options that are currently
supported on Intel-based hardware platforms only:

2227464 – SAP HANA Platform SPS 11 Release Note

The following list shows a few features and uses cases that were often
asked for and are now available on POWER with HANA SPS11:

HANA DB features and options:


Smart Data Access

Dynamic Tiering

Multitenant Database Containers

SLT (System Landscape

and others …

HANA scale-out (multi-host) support:

Up to 16 nodes, 3TB maximum memory size per node
reaching a max HANA BW size of 48 TB. See SAP Note 2188482 to check the latest
status regarding support for larger memory configurations. Exceptions for larger
deployments need to be driven to SAP by the customers.

The standard Linux file system for scale-out is XFS.
Hence, a shared disk deployment must be used for scale-out implementations
(contrary to a shared filesystem). See SAP Note 2055470 for updates and
non-production relaxations for the file systems.

For SAP Business Warehouse only (same as Intel)

The multi LPAR support is also valid for scale-out

Supported Application Use Cases
SAP note 213369 and 2218464 now state the support for the following SAP
Business Suite products and other applications:

SAP EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3

SAP Business Warehouse 7.4




SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1 (in
controlled availability)

Please note that SAP BusinessObjects and Business Planning and
Consolidation are supported starting with SPS11 only.

Support for other SAP Business Suite modules will follow at a later

The HANA service pack SPS11 can be downloaded immediately from the SAP
Service Market Place. The IBM Planning Guide starting with Version 2.2 is the
first to reflect scale-out requirements:

Public SAP communication about this milestone will
appear early December in combination with some further SAP marketing