We performed a comparison between Denodo and SAP HANA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Data Virtualization solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"This solution provides us with the ability to sync data, and make it available for anyone to use across the business."
"In PL/SQL, first you need to gather all the data and then start writing the file, but in Denodo you fetch the data and write the data simultaneously. So, for example, if you have 1 million or 2 million records, you don't have to wait to fetch all of the 2 million; you can keep on fetching and writing in the file simultaneously."
"The most valuable feature is Data Catalogs."
"While we may not be using all the features of Denodo at this time, we have found the data virtualization features to be very useful in helping us connect our data sources together, bringing all our data into one platform."
"The ability to transfer data is very valuable."
"In general, it's good for us to make tests so we can scout the data."
"The most valuable aspects of this solution are the short time frame in which you can deliver and connect."
"The ability to connect to a lot of different sources."
"When we upgraded, we received more functions or more features."
"Eases management of databases."
"The speed at which it gets the data is great."
"The most valuable feature of SAP HANA is the modeling of the databases."
"SAP HANA's interface is pretty user-friendly."
"The solution can easily be modeled."
"We appreciate that the current, redesigned version of this solution that is much more straightforward for new users, and has been well thought out with industry best practice standards in mind."
"The best feature of SAP HANA is column computing. The computing speed of the solution is also very high, so developers can easily develop programs through SAP HANA."
"We can't scale it to meet digital requirements."
"Monitoring event logs can be improved. In the older version, there was a monitoring schedule to get event reports and properly audit the reports. In the newer version, it is not there, and we have to manually configure data and audit events."
"User-specific security at the column and row levels needs to be improved. Instead of applying security at every individual level, it would be better if it were at the group or tier level. It will save a lot of time."
"There have been some issues when you are at a table. Currently, Denodo exports data sets for a tabular model. When you are finished modeling your database or data warehouse they export a link to be used in Tableau. They should support other tools like Power BI."
"Denodo has some difficulty supporting large numbers of records."
"I would like to see a connectivity option with third-party apps, for example, JDBC, and ODBC drivers. Currently, we need to install it separately from the Denodo side and then connect it."
"Tasks such as conversion of a date format or conversion of a number format that can be done in a very easy way in different languages, like SQL or Oracle, are not so easy to do in Denodo. For example, if you want to convert a date from one format to another, in Oracle it's pretty easy; in Denodo, however, it requires so many lines of code. Simple things that can be done very quickly in other database languages require more lines of code in Denodo."
"There are a couple of areas that can be improved in Denodo. From a stability point of view, sometimes we see issues in the data management functionality. This only happens now and then, however, and usually takes place when we add in our own customization."
"In my limited experience using SAP, the process of granting access to different modules is difficult. Specifically, the requirement to assign roles and key codes to users rather than being able to assign them individually made the process more complex. It would be beneficial if there was a way to assign key codes separately, rather than having to create multiple roles. This would make managing access easier."
"The only downside of the product is that it is an expensive solution that needs to consider lowering its prices to improve the product."
"It could be a bit more scalable."
"SAP HANA's long run time to extract data could be improved upon."
"When we are using SAP HANA we have some difficulty with the customization. We would like to be able to add and make customized menus."
"The solution's development platform should be more flexible and scalable to adapt to other solutions."
"In a future release, SAP HANA should add a module for taxation, such as income tax and withholding tax."
"I would like to see improvement on the feedback from the road-map; it is currently extremely hard to get insight in this area."
Denodo is a leading data integration, management, and delivery platform that uses a logical approach to enable data science, hybrid and multi-cloud data integration, self-service BI, and enterprise data services. Organizations of different sizes across various industries utilize the product to get above the data silos. The solution offers organizations the freedom to migrate data to the cloud, or logically unify data warehouses and data lakes, without affecting business. This can ultimately result in the evolution of data strategies.
The platform accelerates data provisioning through reduced data replication, provides business users the freedom to select their preferred applications, and enables consistent security and governance across multiple systems. The solution offers one of the leading logical data fabric solutions by initiating data virtualization and eliminating the complexity and exposing the data in business-friendly formats.
Denodo also offers modern data integration and management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments for Denodo Platform for Cloud. This service can be purchased through the bring-your-own-license (BYOL) option. Users seeking faster deployment can license the product to popular cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. The solution integrates, manages, and delivers data in complex environments with high performance, governance, and security. It also offers additional solutions, such as the Denodo Platform for Cloud Modernization, the Denodo Platform for Cloud Data Integration, and the Denodo Platform for Cloud Analytics, which overcome common cloud data challenges.
At the beginning of 2022, version 8.0 of Denodo introduced several new key features of the platform. These include:
Denodo offers various benefits for its users through its services. Some of the greatest advantages of using this platform include:
Reviews from Real Users
Naresh M., a senior application developer at a financial services firm, appreciates Denodo because it offers quick and simple web services creation.
Alisson M., a senior BigData DevOps engineer at Schaeffler, says that Denodo is great for queries and scouting data.
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.
Denodo is ranked 1st in Data Virtualization with 20 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 2nd in Data Virtualization with 45 reviews. Denodo is rated 7.6, while SAP HANA is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Denodo writes "Saves our underwriters' time with data virtualization, but could provide more learning resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Good integration capabilities, easy to implement, and reliable". Denodo is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter, Delphix, AWS Glue and Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL and Vertica. See our Denodo vs. SAP HANA report.
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