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.
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