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SAP MaxDB and liveCache

New features on version 7.7



The MaxDB/liveCache Database

MaxDB/liveCache is SAP's database technology product and is proprietary of SAP AG.

LiveCache is an additional object oriented technology based on and integrated into MaxDB. It is a hybrid system that can act either as a standard DBMS or as a memory-based application server extension. A logical further development, therefore, is the liveCache OneDB Server, which is just one database fulfilling both tasks.

Within the SAP service system MaxDB/liveCache is identified through the components BC-DB-SDB, BC-DB-LVC, BW-SYS-DB-SDB and BC-DB-LCA (liveCache applications).

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Target Readers

This document describes major changes between MaxDB versions 7.6 and 7.7. For details please refer to the (online) documentation.
Even if some of the features described below are not directly perceptible, they might have a strong impact, e. g. on performance or scalability, and thus are briefly described.
This paper may be updated if major items are added within the 7.7 lifecycle.

Terminology remark(s)
If within this document LOBs (Large Objects, also known as BLOB or CLOB) are mentioned, these refer to the MaxDB data type LONG.
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Information on MaxDB

SAP Developer Network (SDN)

SAP Portal
Quick Link: maxdb

BIS (Basis Information System, SAP internal)
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This document reflects current product layout and current planning. Contents may be changed without prior notice, and are in no way binding upon SAP.
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MaxDB Kernel Parameter

The names of the MaxDB kernel parameters has been changed as of MaxDB Version 7.7.03. You will find a list of the old/new parameter names in the MaxDB documentation using the following link:

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