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SAP on Red Hat OpenShift

Accelerate intelligent data with enterprise level service from both Red Hat and SAP


Kubernetes supports rapid innovation and SAP Data Hub makes it easy to understand and explore your entire data landscape from one interface.

Business objectives

Choosing a Kubernetes platform to run SAP Data Hub and other SAP workloads is a required task for SAP customers that want to run machine learning (ML) and other applications in a managed container environment. Choosing the right platform can be the key to building and managing successful SAP projects as well as extending your system capabilities including SAP data integration with other enterprise applications. True application modernization and digital transformation can be achieved with Red Hat OpenShift, the leading enterprise Kubernetes solution in the market.

  • Allow developers to build and easily share applications so they are automatically built and deployed by the platform on every code commit.
  • Build environments without complexity.
  • Allow developer teams to access the SAP functionality they need to develop new SAP solutions, and enable easy on-premise to cloud portability and integration.


Reliable, consistent environments without the steep learning curve.

When it comes to all of your administrative tasks and environments, you need consistency and efficiency for logging, monitoring, auditing, networking, managing storage, and general maintenance scheduling. When using OpenShift, you can seamlessly move workloads between cloud and on-premise environments without having your team needing to be expert in all of the administrative tasks.

With Red Hat OpenShift, all tools are the same across all environments and will be maintained in the same cadence, so you’re not stuck with v.1 in one platform and v.2 in another. The upgrades and patching are all in OpenShift and therefore consistent across all platforms and experiences. OpenShift Container Platform handles the storage and networking complexities underneath – Red Hat maps and configures to the right type so that you don’t have to. 

You have deep experience managing the SAP data environment through traditional sys admin tools. Many of those same tasks can be managed differently; with OpenShift Container Platform, it’s all taken care of for you.


Additional resources

IDC: Priority Boarding for SAP Data Hub

Creating a stable foundation for the intelligent core for SAP Data Hub.

Building and running SAP Commerce in OpenShift

See the process for building and deploying the SAP Commerce platform (formerly known as SAP Hybris).

SAP Data Hub Installation Instructions

Install SAP Data Hub 2 on OpenShift Container Platform 4