In a major coup for Linux vendor Red Hat, the company today announced a significant expansion of support for SAP applications. Applications that can now run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) include SAP Adaptive Server, Enterprise (SAP ASE), SAP IQ software, the SAP SQL Anywhere suite and, surprisingly, the SAP HANA platform.
HANA is SAP’s in-memory database platform and until today’s announcement had only been supported to run on SUSE Enterprise Linux. Red Hat has been talking about support for SAP HANA since at least October of 2013, with the debut of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 beta release.
The move to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux will now also extend to SAP and Red Hat hardware partners, including Dell and IBM.