Frucor deploys HANA platform

Big Data solution will be incorporated into Frucor's cloud operating environment

Frucor is implementing the new SAP HANA in-memory database platform to run its SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse application.

The Big Data solution will be incorporated into Frucor’s cloud operating environment.

Programme manager Mark Palmer says NetWeaver running on HANA gives Frucor the ability to greatly simplify its business intelligence environment and to process all of the data received from the business’ activities more rapidly.

“In a fast-moving industry such as ours, we need to have greater visibility into our information more quickly,” he says.

Frucor’s products include fruit juices, fruit drinks, energy drinks, waters and soft drinks. It is the exclusive bottler for Pepsi products in New Zealand.

The company was acquired by Japanese giant Suntory in 2008.

It’s one of the first implementations of the SAP HANA platform in New Zealand.

Local SAP partner Realtech is testing and validating the database migration and will then manage the design, configuration, performance measurement and optimisation of NetWeaver running on HANA.

“Frucor will be able to tap into huge volumes of detailed information as events unfold, and query multiple data sources at unbelievable speeds,” says Realtech managing director Joanne Hand.

HANA integrates structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources, performs server-intensive transformation in the main memory and can work on detailed data without aggregations, Hand says.

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