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Pros
"The solution is hands-off; you set it up insert your data and it self tunes queries."

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"It's user-friendly so long as you use it frequently.""The solution is easy to scale.""The in-memory database is excellent.""We like that the product is both vertically and horizontally scalable, allowing us to do around 86 percent compression of documentation from 50 to seven terabytes.""It's easy to use, and the Hana Studio is pretty good.""The solution operates well.""The most valuable feature of SAP HANA is the interaction it provides with external suppliers and clients.""The solution is stable."

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Cons
"Lacks a cloud-based platform."

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"Unlike other databases, it lacks management features that legacy databases like Oracle or SQL servers have. They need to make the solution easier to manage and offer tools that make management more effective. A lot of things you have on traditional databases you have to develop into HANA.""The worst thing about SAP HANA is the price; it's very expensive. The licensing cost, implementation cost, hosting cost, and appliance cost are all high.""The pricing is expensive.""What needs improvement in SAP HANA is its automation, in particular, it needs more enhancements in that area.""The installation process could be more straightforward.""SAP HANA is not strong like Oracle when it comes to finance. They are only strong with the logistic business project.""I would have rated the solution higher if this version was not missing some key features the newer version has.""In a future release, SAP HANA should add a module for taxation, such as income tax and withholding tax."

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  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "We pay $200 on a monthly basis."
  • "The price is high and could be a bit cheaper."
  • "A monthly or yearly license must be purchased, although its utility will be based on the cost-benefit analysis that is reached by the individual customer."
  • "We pay for a maintenance license, and the licensing cost is high. In general, it is a very expensive solution."
  • "The price of SAP HANA is very expensive and it is paid annually."
  • "We pay annually for the license of the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is hands-off; you set it up insert your data and it self tunes queries.
    Top Answer:I'd like to see this solution as a full, cloud-based platform, where there's no hardware at all to worry about, virtual or otherwise. The price is quite expensive relative to other similar solutions… more »
    Top Answer:Our primary use case of this product is as a data warehouse. I'm a data architect and we are customers of Exasol.
    Top Answer:We are spending about 20,000 to 30,000 euros on the solution. It is a one-time implementation. To integrate everything and do the gap analysis, and then implement all of that as per our requirements… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Business One works with SQL or HANA. My experience in HANA is configuring and administrating the database. We will also use it for the virtualization of all of our machines. We use SAP Business… more »
    Top Answer:I am a client as well as a consultant. In both enterprises that I am responsible for, we bought SAP Business One for HANA. We are in the process of installing HANA 2.0. It's a good investment. I'd… more »
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    Also Known As
    SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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    Overview

    We’re redefining what it means to be an analytics database company. Put simply, our high-performance in-memory analytics database gives you the power to transform how your organization works with data, on-premises, in the cloud or both – and turn it into value faster, easier and more cost effectively than ever before. What makes our analytics database different? Unrivalled performance Unlock analytics as fast as you think – and get unrivalled performance, anywhere you have data. Our database does this at scale, by processing 100's of TBs of data within milliseconds. We’re ranked the world’s fastest by TPC-H, the industry benchmark for evaluating performance. And you’ll get this anywhere you have data – be in on the cloud, on-premise or as part of a hybrid http://approach.So, when speed to value is key for building a highly successful data environment, you’ll have everything to stay ahead of your competitors. Significantly reduced TCO An intelligent, self-tuning and resource-efficient database – giving you complete cost predictability for your cloud, on-premises or hybrid strategy. There’s minimum maintenance and our database works as part of our existing infrastructure. So, you’ll get the predictability, flexibility and control to significantly minimize your TCO over the long term. Unifying AI and BI Operationalize your AI, ML and BI teams – using any BI tool and data science language. Our architecture enables you to perform advanced analytical tasks on large volumes of data – right in the database. And we’ve made it easy to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and (BI) Business Intelligence directly to where you keep your data – so you can solve complex analytic challenges like predictive analytics with the minimum of fuss. Complete freedom to adapt and change With no platform, vendor or architecture lock-in. You’re free to adapt your data strategy to whatever you need. Our open integration framework is designed to give you the smartest and most extensible analytics database on the planet. Along with multi-platform and deployment support, our virtual schemas enable you to connect and analyse data from more sources than ever before – and the scalability options are limitless.

    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:

    • Database design
    • Database management
    • Application development
    • Advanced analytics
    • Data virtualization

    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:

    • Parallel processing database: SAP HANA utilizes a single platform to run transactional and analytical workloads.

    • ACID compliance: This feature ensures compliance with requirements for Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability (ACID) standards.

    • Multi-tenancy: This feature allows multiple tenant databases to run in one system while sharing the same memory and processors.

    • Multi-tier storage and persistent memory support: SAP HANA's native storage extension is a built-in capability to manage between memory and persistent storage, including SAP HANA Cloud Data Lake.

    • Scaling: The scaling feature supports terabytes of data in a single server and distributes large tables across multiple servers in a cluster to scale further.

    • Data modeling: This feature consists of graphical modeling tools that enable collaboration between stakeholders and the creation of models to execute complex business logic and data transformation in real time.

    • Stored procedures: The product has a native language to build stored procedures and uses advanced capabilities to create complex logic.

    • Administration: This feature consists of administration tools for various platform lifecycle, performance, and management operations and automations.

    • Security: SAP HANA provides its users with real-time data anonymization features to extract value from data while protecting privacy.

    • Availability and recovery: The tool supports high availability and disaster recovery through an array of techniques, including backup, storage mirroring, synchronous, asynchronous, and multitarget system replication.

    • Extended application services: Through its built-in application server, users can develop services such as REST and ODATA, as well as web applications that can run on multiple locations.

    • Client access: The product offers clients the ability to access it via other application platforms and languages, including Java, JavaScript, R, and Go.

    • Application lifecycle management: This set of features facilitates the building and packaging of applications, transporting them for development to test to production, and then deploying them.

    • Application development: This feature consists of a set of tools that offer application development on premises and in the Cloud. The programming language ABAP includes additional optimized features to build extensions to SAP applications.

    • Search: The search feature uses SQL to locate text promptly across multiple columns and textual content.

    • Spatial processing: This product feature provides native support for spatial data types and spatial functions.

    • Graph: Through this feature, users of the product can store and process highly connected data using a property graph.

    • Streaming analytics: This feature combines various data sources that users can utilize to discover trends over a set period.

    • Data integration and replication: The solution offers comprehensive features to handle all data integration scenarios.

    • Data federation: This feature allows users to perform queries on remote data sources in real time with data federation.

    • Caching: The capacity to cache data provides users with the ability to optimize federated queries against remote sources of data.

    SAP HANA Benefits

    SAP HANA provides many benefits for its users. These include:

    • This solution offers a high level of data and application security, beginning from a secure setup and providing continuous support.

    • SAP HANA offers augmentation for applications and analytics with built-in machine learning (ML).

    • The solution works in a timely manner, as it provides a response to queries within seconds in large production applications.

    • SAP HANA simplifies work, as it provides a single gateway to all user data with advanced data virtualization.

    • The product is very flexible, as it allows users to deploy applications in a public or private cloud, in multiple clouds, on premises, or hybrid.

    • SAP HANA scales easily for data volume and concurrent users across a distributed environment.

    • This is a powerful solution in terms of querying large datasets with a massively parallel processing (MPP) database.

    • SAP HANA is a versatile product that supports hybrid transactional and analytical processing as well as many data types.

    • The product provides a smaller data footprint with no data duplication or advanced compression, and reduces data silos.

    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.

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    1&1 Internet SE 11880 Internet Services AG AB Svenska Spel Accarda AG Aera Technology Inc. AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG Apotheken-Rechen-Zentrum GmbH AQR Capital Management, LLC arvato distribution GmbH ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH Badoo Limited Baur Versand (GmbH & Co. KG) BIScience Ltd Blocket Blue Yonder GmbH Codilink UK Ltd T/A Coniq crealytics GmbH dailyme TV GmbH Dailymotion S.A. Dataforce Verlagsgesellschaft für Business Information mbH Deutsche Postbank AG Digitales Rezept Zentrum GmbH DIKW Groep direct services Gütersloh GmbH DR Technologies Ltd. dress-for-less GmbH econda GmbH emetriq GmbH empiriecom GmbH & Co. KG Flaconi GmbH Fresenius Netcare GmbH Fyber GmbH GfK SE Grant Street Group, Inc. Gruner + Jahr GmbH Gymshark UK Hahn Air Lines GmbH Hermes Einrichtungs Service GmbH & Co. KG INNOVATIVE SCHEDULING, LLC internetstores GmbH INTERSPORT Deutschland eG IQVIA Commercial GmbH & Co. OHG IQVIA Commercial Sp. z o.o. IQVIA Incorporated iVantage Health Analytics K - Mail Order GmbH & Co. KG LIQ CORP SA Manor AG Basel Match2Lists Limited MEDION AG Midasplayer AB Monsoon Accessorize Limited m-pathy GmbH msales Ltd. MTG Modern Services AB MW Aviation GmbH & Co. KG Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd Netzeffekt GmbH New Company Services Ltd. NOVENTI HealthCare GmbH Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG Operation Fistula OpsDataStore OTTO (GmbH & Co KG) Panda Retail Co. PAPSTAR GmbH Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. Questback GmbH RatePAY GmbH Revolut Ltd. Saarland-Sporttoto GmbH Sagarmatha Ltd. SIA Damara Technologies Supermärkte Nord Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG The National Research Center for College & University Admissions, Inc. United Utilities Water Ltd. Verlag C.H. Beck oHG Vocal Planet Ltd. Vodafone Group Services GmbH Webtrekk GmbH wer liefert was? GmbH Windeln.de SE Wooga GmbH XING SE Zalando SE
    Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Insurance Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company18%
    Retailer9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Exasol is ranked 17th in Relational Databases Tools with 1 review while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases Tools with 33 reviews. Exasol is rated 8.0, while SAP HANA is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Exasol writes "A great tool and platform; self-tunes queries and works efficiently". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". Exasol is most compared with SQL Server, Teradata, Vertica, Oracle Database and Oracle Database In-Memory, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL and IBM Db2 Database.

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