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SAP is a German-based European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. It is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches a SAP system. SAP’s machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. The company’s end-to-end suite of applications and services enables its customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference.

Use Case 1: SAP uses InfluxDB to monitor its Cloud Foundry multi-cloud application platform. The SAP Ariba team chose InfluxDB for its ability to tag metric and event data and enjoy using both Grafana and InfluxDB, claiming that the two make a killer combination!

Use Case 2: Performance engineers at SAP sought to build an end-to-end performance testing framework that catered to the needs of large-scale infrastructure monitoring. SAP built its new solution with open-source technologies, including InfluxDB as the time series database. The testing framework uses Telegraf to collect data, and InfluxDB to store and process data. The resultant framework streamlined application testing and eliminated data and transaction loss during automation or performance test execution. (It’s this use case that’s covered in the below-referenced case study.)


SAP system powering a majority of the world’s transaction revenue

230 million +

Cloud users and more than 100 solutions covering all business functions

Automated 24/7 health checks

Improved performance of the infrastructure supporting Ariba

Technologies Used

“We researched the best time series platforms and chose InfluxData because it is highly performant, provided high availability, and was more cost effective than the SaaS solutions we were considering. InfluxData was easy to implement and is now the primary data store to collect metrics and events for SAP Ariba operations. InfluxData provides the basis for all the visualizations and alerting that is critical to our business.”

- Christina Abraham, VP, Global Cloud Infrastructure & Operations, SAP Ariba

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