SAP HANA

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SAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing so businesses can operate in real-time.

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SAP HANA review by <span>Prashanth M.</span>
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Future of SAP- S4 HANA

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What do you like best?

Performance of the database. Inline memory concept. The introduction of CDS views and Eclipse IDE has made the programming much easier. Eclipse IDE has lot of features which helps the programmers to code very easily. Improves many performance bottlenecks.

No need to worry about performance much while coding. All the logic which is present in the application layer now can be easliy pushed down to Database layer using the Cosh Push down strategies.

What do you dislike?

Old code needs to be re mediateded. Most of the code has to be pushed down to the database layer which means all the old standards need to be redesigned.

Most of the code has to be re written. Some of the concepts are no longer valid in HANA.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Future of SAP is S4 HANA

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reports which used to run for hours are executed within seconds with HANA.

Performance improvements for high volume reports.

Runtime of the Batch programs is reduced.

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SAP HANA review by <span>Alok J.</span>
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What do you like best?

SAP HANA can handle both OLTP and OLAP processing from a single data model, so there is no need to move transaction data to a separate system. Tables in SAP HANA are automatically compressed to enable you to store huge amounts of data within very little space.A key theme of SAP HANA is parallel processing. With the new hardware architecture, especially utilizing the new multi-core processors, it ensures instant responses by spreading out the processing tasks across the cores.SAP HANA is not just a database, it is also a powerful data processing engine with many built-in capabilities that can enable organizations to develop innovative applications integrating SAP S/4HANA.

What do you dislike?

Would take some time for business user to get used to the new interface. (Learning Curve)

Cost is another factor which is a point worth consideration

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP HANA is far more than a database. It is an application and data management platform with a very large portfolio of capabilities that power the new innovative applications that require real-time, instant response and on any type of data regardless where the data resides in the organization.

SAP HANA takes full advantage of the recent trends in hardware evolution

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Native text-processing capabilities like Text search, text analysis and text mining.

Synchronizing IoT Data Collection with SAP HANA

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SAP HANA review by <span>Vytautas T.</span>
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What do you like best?

First of all it is important to know that HANA is a data platform, not just a database. It consists of calculation, spatial, graph, predictive, data quality, web, business rules and other engines that allows to do lots of customization performance wise. HANA can significantly increase the performance. For e.g. we have managed to increase the data load time by 120 times in HANA comparing with Oracle RDBMS. Once the specific query has been edited to meet HANA best practices we have managed to increase the data load by 9 times. So at the end the data load time for a specific query has increased more than 1000 times. The speed of data load gives a lot of opportunities to deal with high volume of data. This is one of the best feature of SAP HANA. Integration with SAP Business Objects.

What do you dislike?

SAP HANA is a modern tool and it is difficult to find qualified specialists to know how to customize SAP HANA correctly. It is also very expensive to implement SAP HANA. We use SAP HANA Revision 80 and we have serious problems with memory overload. Memory in HANA is keep growing and growing until it reaches its maximums and the system crashes. In order to avoid HANA to crash we need to restart HANA every week. According to the documentation, this issue has been solved in Revision 84. So it is important to update SAP HANA constantly that will require additional costs and time. If I would compare SAP HANA and Oracle RDBMS, then Oracle is a more stable environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAP HANA is used for exploring and analyzing all transactional and analytical data in real time. Our business users can analyze business operations in real-time using huge volumes of detailed information while business is happening.

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SAP HANA review by User in Food Production
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In Memory Computing is here to stay!

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What do you like best?

HANA is SAP's in-memory computing technology that provides an in memory database for fast data access and processing. Properties like faster data fetching, quick execution times, speedy access to external Apps make it a very useful technology.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing negative about the technology itself. The roll out of of this platform could have been done in a better way. The cloud integration of SAP has been slow as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP is firmly sticking with in memory computing and making all of their processes compatible with in-memory computing. This essentially forces customers to migrate to HANA but the user experice in HANA is much better compared to the alternate. This is recommended for any SAP customer with large volumes of data that needs processing, reporting and analysis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As the data volume grows, the conventional database based reports and processes tend to slow down. This negatively affects the year on year trend analysis and processes requiring multiple data fetch. HANA being in memory database virtually eliminates these issues. The data fetch is almost instantaneous and the processes run much faster.

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SAP HANA review by <span>Sarah C.</span>
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My experience with SAP HANA

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What do you like best?

The flexibility to easily retrieve data, the real time analytical capability. you can store both transactional and analytical data. you can continue increase the memory in case you ran out of memory because SAP HANA is built in memory it is very easy to keep amplifying the memory. Another advantage that I i like too is that SAP HANA is compatible with other databases such as SQL or MDX.

What do you dislike?

The only minor problem is that SAP HANA is in memory only which means that SAP HANA will stores all the data in-memory only but i don't think its a big deal but for those that found in-memory a little bit too much then I guess you will find SAP HANA a little complicated for not having the option to store the data in disks too. In my case I prefer the in-memory technology.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will definitely recommend SAP HANA the many benefits that you will encounter by deploying the in-memory database is tremendous. If you deal with big data then HANA is the solution specially in organizations that deal with transactions or any other analytics tasks, SAP HANA has proved to be one of the in-memory best databases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Me and my team were helping a client where we provided SAP HANA support and we were able to help the client by solving some obstacles such as keeping up to date the SAP HANA servers by patching them and fix any bug we found in the way. The client was performing business much reliable since it was a big client they needed SAP HANA in place to process all the analytical and transactional data and retrieve in real time data when needed, the benefit and the value that SAP HANA provide was so valuable and very rewarding in the end. So I highly recommend HANA specially in you are in a big organization where you deal with big data HANA is the way to go.

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SAP HANA review by <span>Jamie O.</span>
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SAP HANA really brings performance

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What do you like best?

I love the way it integrates with my BI tools (especially SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and SAP Lumira). Being able to provide users access to the enterprise KPI and let them drill down to the transaction detail has been very, very powerful for us.

What do you dislike?

The upfront expense is pretty high, but we've been able to pay it off in no time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP HANA is as fast and powerful as advertised. Invest in training your data modelers, because the shift in mindset is difficult, but once it clicks they'll be off and running. And, with the new cloud interface and deployment options, testing it out is pretty painless.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our first use case was around supply cost for our operating rooms. In the 2 years since we've given analysts and operational leaders full, fast access to this data, we've saved $13 million.

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