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Multiple Components in One Database (MCOD)


SAP Still Delivers a Well-Known Technology Option Through MCOD

Constantly changing business processes require a flexible business solution based on independently changeable components. With SAP products & components, business flexibility no longer leads to increased operating costs. With Multiple Components in One Database (MCOD), customers have the option to deploy several independent SAP components in one database without compromising flexibility.

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Getting Started

Multiple Components in One Database Overview 

An introduction to MCOD as a concept with example of a techincal realization. This presentation provides a fundamental understanding of the MCOD concept along with key takeaways on simplification of your SAP landscape.

MCOD -Operational areas, advantages and limitations 

An introduction to MCOD for SAP products & components with technical characteristics , advantages and disadvantages & achievable cost savings.

Technical Implementation

Multiple Components in One Database: Technical Implementation on Different Databases

A technical perspective on MCOD implementation across various databases.

Multiple Components in One Database SAP and IBM zSeries

A technical guide on MCOD implementation on IBM zSeries systems.


Multiple Components in One Database- Programming Recommendations for Developers

A white paper with recommendations to help you prevent incompatible solutions and that eventually prohibit the usage of the entire solution in an MCOD scenario. Also covered are new developments (not necesassarily SAP-NetWeaver-based) that support the concepts of MCOD to avoid incompatibilties.

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For a combined installation of SAP products & components in one database, you have to distinguish between the components of OLTP type and of OLAP type. Some databases require a different parameterization depending on the application type. Therefore, SAP does not support the combined installation of components for these databases, because a combined installlation may lead to a strong loss in system performance. A detailed list of databases that support a combined installation of OLTP and OLAP components in one database is available here:


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News (Last Updated in 2008)

Click MCOD News to find out the latest developments and news on MCOD.

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