IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.
Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.
Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.
In 2015 SAP have announced the general availability of SAP HANA Business Warehouse on the IBM Power Systems platform. For the first time, SAP HANA clients are able to leverage a system, that is designed for Big Data. IBM Power Systems have four times the capability commonly available on x86 platforms, in areas like multithreaded computing, high bandwidth memory, and intelligent data caching. IBM Power Systems provide faster access to in-memory databases, like SAP HANA, and deliver these capabilities in systems that are competitively priced.