Things we need to Know about SAP HANA

What is SAP HANA? This term may not be familiar with the most of us, but we are going to tell you about it today. In a definition by Margaret Rouse in TechTarget, it was stated that SAP HANA stores data in memory in a columnar format. Doing so enables the product to deliver real-time or near-real-time transactions and analytics. For SAP, the columnar format offers better access to, and processing of data compared to traditional, row-based memory. Furthermore in this article, we are also going to tell you about the pros and cons of SAP HANA for your better understanding.

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First off, SAP will give us an overview of SAP HANA including its features and benefits. Let us read about it below.

SAP HANA overview: Features and benefits

Why SAP HANA? Capabilities include database services, advanced analytics processing, app development, data access, administration, and openness. The benefits? SAP HANA helps you manage data in a single in-memory platform – so you can take action in the moment. Accelerate the pace of innovation and run live in this new digital economy. Read more here.

            So provided above are the capabilities of SAP HANA which includes database services, analytics processing, app development, data access, administration, and security. There is also a video that you could watch which explains why thousands of businesses run on SAP HANA today.

Next up, CODY ARSENAULT will tell us about the pros and cons of 8 popular databases.

The Pros and Cons of 8 Popular Databases

Databases store information and its contents can be everything from product catalogs to repositories of customer information. For information to be easy to access, use and understand, database management systems are required. Database management systems can help sort information as well as link databases to each other and provide reports about changes and trends in the information in databases.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the most popular databases currently used and outline the pros and cons of each.

What to Look for in a Database?

Although database management systems all perform the same basic task, which is to enable users to create, edit and access information in databases, how they accomplish this can vary. Additionally, the features, functionality, and support associated with each management system can differ significantly.

When comparing different popular databases, you should consider how user-friendly and scalable each DBMS is as well as how well it will integrate with other products you’re using. Additionally, you may want to take into account the cost of the management system and the support available for it. Read more here.

There are 8 different data bases with their pros and cons above, but we are going to focus on SAP HANA. So there are five pros and two cons for SAP HANA and it was also mentioned above that it this database engine is suitable for organizations that are pulling data from applications and aren’t under a terribly constrained budget. Now if we need more of its pros and cons, then let us read Thomas Wailgum’s article below.

Gartner: The Pros and Cons of SAP’s Core Strategies

In late August, Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg released a detailed and largely positive report on SAP’s emerging core strategies. The report, SAP Is Driving Analytics, Cloud and Mobility in the Nexus of Forces, focused on four aspects: information management, mobility, cloud and social, which is what Gartner collectively calls the “Nexus of Forces.”

Perhaps because it was August (too many on vacation?), or because of its mostly affirmative tone (does SAP’s strategy synch too perfectly with Gartner’s “Nexus” initiative?), or maybe due to some other reason, the report didn’t produce as much attention in the SAP community as similar research typically does. (A Google search turned up just one post on SCN by an enthusiastic SAP employee.)

Nevertheless, the report is definitely worth the read for those SAP customers who are confused by SAP’s plans—and even for those who feel up-to-speed on SAP’s future strategies.

“SAP has moved from applications vendor to software provider with a broad portfolio that includes business analytics, information management and mobility infrastructure,” Feinberg writes. That shift—from “applications vendor” to “software provider”—may cause readers to raise an eyebrow, i.e.: What’s the difference? To Feinberg, there is a significant difference, which he outlines in the report. Read more here.

If we read above, it is a report by Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg which is about the product pros and customer cons of the so called “Nexus of Forces” which are the information management, mobility, cloud and social. As mentioned in the article, the report is definitely worth the read for those SAP customers who are confused by SAP’s plans—and even for those who feel up-to-speed on SAP’s future strategies. Now if you are curious about SAP HANA, then you should really read everything above.


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