Webinar Built on Power Peptalk – Oracle runs best on Power!

Recording of the webinar can be found HERE

The presentation can be found HERE

Date: January 20th, 2022

Time: 14.00 – 15.00 Central European Time

Welcome to join us for a inspiring call / discussion where the following will/might be discussed:

A (very) short introduction to IBM (RISC Based) Power Servers
Why Oracle runs so good on IBM Power Servers
What did TietoEvry do to convince so many customers to move from x86 PC-servers
– The arguments that works
– The pain customers had before the move
– The quick wins etc.
When does EnterpriseDB make sense instead of Oracle?
Learn about the massive resources you have available from IBM to become successful with Oracle on Power.

And hopefully a few WOOW and YEEEAH will be delivered.

Join us and please engage with your own stories and questions


Tommi Sihvo from TietoEvry has been working on IT-area for 20 years now; Started with coding Oracle Forms and by doing Configuration Management within a Logistics system used world-wide. After that he moved to Unix area; and have been working in several different roles & projects; mainly focusing on IBM Power hardware & AIX.
François Martin from IBM is a Global Competitive Sales Specialist and responsible for developing brand and product specific solutions that address client’s business needs (both industry and business) and deliver client value while supporting brand specific business strategies. François has experience and skills with Power Systems Sales competition. He understands customer situations, sales, and technical sales to tackle competitive proposals. François has knowledge of competitors sales strategy, especially competition against Oracle.
Torbjörn Appehl – Built on Power has been specialized in the business application platform named IBM i and It’s predecessors since 1997 in many various companies and positions. Today he has hisown advisory consultant firm helping companies optimizing their investment in IBM Power Systems also helping IBM to revitalize their ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors in EMEA as a contractor.

The 2021 IBM Power Champions in Europe

The IBM Champions program recognizes these innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards their contributions by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. IBM Champions are enthusiasts and advocates: IT professionals, business leaders, developers, executives, educators, and influencers who support and mentor others to help them get the most out of IBM software, solutions, and services.

Learn more about the Champions program here: https://developer.ibm.com/champions/

IBM Champions for IBM Power in Europe are:

Name: Koen Decorte

Country: Belgium

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/koen-decorte-298a7222/

Name: Shirang “Ranga” Deshpande

Country: Belgium

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranga-deshpande-a9b8a914

Name: Bartlomiej Grabowski

Country: Czech Republic

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bartlomiej-grabowski-84017a6/

Name: Jacob Bock Axelsen

Country: Denmark

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-bock-axelsen-phd-a0bb6051/

Name: Jesper Hemmet Omer

Country: Denmark

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesperomer/

Name: Niels Liisberg

Country: Denmark

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/niels-liisberg/

Name: Juha Eklund

Country: Finland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juha-eklund-8b498423/

Name: Ari Juntunen

Country: Finland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ari-juntunen-38637464/

Name: Tommi Shivo

Country: Finland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommi-sihvo-b881984/

Name: Sylain Béragnes

Country: France

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylvain-b%C3%A9ragnes-41905318/

Name: Nathanaël Bonnet

Country: France

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanaelbonnet/

Name: Bastien Boudot de la Motte

Country: France

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastienboudot/

Name: Christian Massé

Country: France

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-mass%C3%A9-b037015a/

Name: Karsten Hespelt

Country: Germany

Linkedin profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/hespelt-karsten/

Name: Andrey Klyachkin

Country: Germany

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aklyachkin/

Name: Udo Sachs

Country: Germany

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/udo-sachs/

Name: Heidi Schmidt

Country: Germany

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-schmidt-7937652/

Name: Michaelis Vincencio

Country: Germany

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vince-encio-michaelis-a5059385/

Name: Paul Tuohy

Country: Ireland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paultuohy/

Name: Roberto De Pedrini

Country: Italy

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertodepedrini/

Name: Andrea Ribuoli

Country: Italy

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-ribuoli-5b37403b/

Name: Marco Riva

Country: Italy

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcoriva-mk1/

Name: Rudi van Helvoirt

Country: Netherlands

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudi-van-helvoirt-0a27b615/

Name: Piotr Tkaczyk

Country: Poland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ptkaczyk/

Name: Dmitry Mironov

Country: Russia

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitry-mironov-44239295/

Name: Nicolae Chirea

Country: Spain

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolae-chirea/

Name: Torbjörn Appehl

Country: Sweden

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tappehl/

Name: Mats Lidström

Country: Sweden

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mats-lidstr%C3%B6m-15a10365/

Name: Stephan Åkeborg

Country: Sweden

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanakeborg/

Name: Lionel Clavien

Country: Switzerland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lclavien/

Name: Filip Leonarski

Country: Switzerland

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/filip-leonarski-3bba291a0/

Name: Liam Allan

Country: UK

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/worksofbarry/

Name: Steve Bradshaw

Country: UK

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-bradshaw-b23bb23/

Name: Ash Giddings

Country: UK

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashgiddings/

Name: Mike Ryan

Country: UK

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelchristopherryan/

Name: Simon Thompson

Country: UK

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonjthompson1/

Name: Andy Youens

Country: UK

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyyouens/

SAP on IBM Power – RedHat Edition

On this page we are collecting information and links regarding SAP and Redhat on IBM Power!

TCO Linux on Power

IDC White Paper
Who Can Benefit from SAP HANA Database ans S/4HANA on IBM Power Systems?


“Since late 2015, SAP HANA has also been available on IBM Power Systems with IBM’s innovative IBM Power Systems architecture and processors, and IBM says that to date it has more than 3,000customers running SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems. IDC believes that IBM Power Systems is a strong differentiator for SAP HANA and S/4HANA. IBM Power Systems is designed for very data-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA, with powerful built-in virtualization that is SAP certified aswell as numerous reliability features”

References – Redhat + SAP

Blanc und Fischer IT Services GmbH


By adopting the SAP S/4HANA platform, Metalloinvest was able to shut down 100 IT systems and slash operating costs. More than 7,000 employees are using the new platform, which has improved efficiency and manageability. More than 2,400 employees use the SAP S/4HANA platform daily to plan and execute more than 34,000 maintenance orders each month.

Targeted audience (From IDC Whitepaper)

Businesses with SAP HANA Appliances Due for a Refresh

“Many businesses started their SAP HANA journey as many as six years ago with SAP HANA appliances on commodity architecture. This was the only solution available at the time. Those businesses are now facing a costly scale-out expansion or possibly a complete technology refresh”

Businesses on Commodity Architecture Moving to SAP HANA

“Businesses that are running their datacenter on commodity architecture that have not yet moved to SAP HANA have a choice between appliances on commodity architecture and IBM Power Systems. Even if they have never had IBM Power Systems in the datacenter, bringing the platform in today provides a powerful Linux system with significant processor benefits.”

Businesses with a Traditional Database and SAP Applications onIBM Power Systems

“There are many businesses that run their SAP business applications on IBM Power Systems with a traditional database, such as Oracle or DB2. For them, a move to SAP HANA (BW on SAP HANA, Suite on SAP HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, or SAP S/4HANA) involves their mission-critical processes and data. On the other hand, migrating to SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems will provide businesses with a significant database performance boost, easier administration and processing of vast volumes of business data, and faster user response time for transactional in-memory processing”

Businesses on IBM Power Systems That Currently Do Not Have SAP
“Many of these businesses prefer to remain on IBM Power Systems because they are invested and know IBM Power Systems, which makes migration easier. What’s more, once they have started a discussion to migrate off their traditional relational database management system (RDBMS), they are typically not looking to replace it with another traditional RDBMS. This essentially leaves them with two options: an open source database solution (e.g., EnterpriseDB) or SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems”

Businesses with On-Premises SAP Apps That Want to Expand Off Premises

“SAP expects its customers to move to a cloud or hybrid cloud model. Businesses can extend their environment to IBM Cloud using Power Virtual Servers. IBM Cloud provides a wide varietyof SAP-certified options for running SAP workloads, including IBM Power Systems. SAP infrastructure services are available in 58 IBM Cloud datacenters around the globe”

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