We performed a comparison between CockroachDB and SAP HANA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Relational Databases Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"CockroachDB is highly reliable."
"I use CockroachDB to test big data samples and to create the best structure for databases. We have four users and required 10 people for deployment and maintenance."
"The solution is stable."
"We use SAP HANA for Master Data Governance."
"When we upgraded, we received more functions or more features."
"Anyone currently using SAP will be transitioning to HANA."
"It's stable and reliable."
"The most valuable features I have found are speed, dashboard, and reporting."
"The in-memory database is excellent."
"The most valuable feature of SAP HANA is the interaction it provides with external suppliers and clients."
"The closer they can make CockroachDB to being completely compatible with Postgres, the better. It's almost compatible, but not completely. If it was, it would be nice to just be able to use Postgres libraries without any fiddling."
"Cockroach does not support all types of protocols. I need to improve it myself to support a CouchDB on my network."
"The user interface and CRM need to be more user-friendly."
"The surface side or Attack dashboard needs improvement because there are some gaps after sales services."
"SAP HANA is not perfect and they could improve by having more options and more integration."
"You cannot apply mulit-join inside the calculation views, for example, when you are joining tables."
"The relationship with a partner that sells SAP could be better. We depend much more on our own development, and the partner is for selling us the solutions, so we need them to be able to supply help and answers. The partner isn't very helpful, and we have to rely on our own knowledge and research."
"While new users to this solution have the benefit of the new design, existing ERP users may experience issues with migrating legacy data. We would like to see development of ready-made tools that allow for easy mapping when upgrading."
"The installation process could be more straightforward."
"The solution could improve in the handling of backup data and the administration tools."
CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.
CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.
SAP HANA, also known as SAP High-performance Analytics Appliance, is a multi-model database that stores data in its memory, allowing users to avoid disk storage. The product combines its robust database with services for creating applications. SAP HANA is faster than other database management systems (DBMS) because it stores data in column-based tables in main memory and brings online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) together.
The column-oriented in-memory database design allows users to run high-speed transactions alongside advanced analytics, all in a single system. This provides companies with the ability to process very large amounts of data with low latency and query data in an instant. By combining multiple data management capabilities, the solution simplifies IT, helps businesses with innovations, and facilitates digital transformation.
The solution is structured into five groups of capabilities, categorized as:
There are three more SAP products that work alongside SAP HANA and complete the experience for users together. SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a ready-to-run cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). SAP BW/4HANA is a packaged data warehouse, based on SAP HANA, which allows users to consolidate data across the enterprise to get a consistent view of their data. Finally, SAP Cloud is a single database as a service (DBaaS) foundation for modern applications and analytics across all enterprise data. All three products can combine with SAP HANA to deliver to users an optimized experience regarding their data.
SAP HANA Features
Each architectural group of capabilities of SAP HANA has various features that users can benefit from. These include:
SAP HANA Benefits
SAP HANA provides many benefits for its users. These include:
Reviews from Real Users
According to a database consultant at a pharma/biotech company, SAP HANA is a very robust solution with good data access.
Bruno V., owner at LAVORO AUTOM INF E COM LTDA, likes SAP HANA because the product offers advanced features, helps reduce hours, and makes it easy to find what you need.
CockroachDB is ranked 12th in Relational Databases Tools with 2 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases Tools with 46 reviews. CockroachDB is rated 8.6, while SAP HANA is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Reliable, quick and simple implementation ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Good integration capabilities, easy to implement, and reliable". CockroachDB is most compared with Oracle Database, Citus Data, MySQL, Amazon Aurora and Teradata, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL and Apache Spark. See our CockroachDB vs. SAP HANA report.
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