Definition - What does SAP DB mean?
SAP DB is an open-source, platform-independent, SQL-based database system provided by SAP for enterprises. This database can support SAP and non-SAP applications and is highly scalable. SAP DB needs less disk space than other database systems such as Oracle or Informix, and gives organizations a complete, out-of-the-box database solution. SAP DB runs successfully on installations of all sizes.
Following version 7.5, which was released in 2003, SAP DB came to be marketed as MySQL MaxDB.
Techopedia explains SAP DB
The main features of MaxDB include:
- Minimal administration is needed to run the database system, which has self-administering features. The system can adjust database size and back up log entries automatically.
- MaxDB includes self-administration and development tools. Most of the tools provided are GUI-based.
- Offers built-in hot backup
- Good online transaction processing (OLTP) performance with fewer hardware requirements
- High availability mode and fewer fault records
- Software installations are fully isolated from one another
- Identifies clients running commands
- Multiple log partitions allow parallel log writing
- Default load balancing for CPU
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