Oracle Database vs SAP HANA comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on May 26, 2022

Categories and Ranking

Oracle Database
Ranking in Relational Databases Tools
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Ranking in Relational Databases Tools
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Data Virtualization (2nd), Embedded Database (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Relational Databases Tools category, the mindshare of Oracle Database is 12.2%, down from 16.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP HANA is 11.8%, up from 10.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Mar 19, 2024
It enables us to comply with our security guidelines
Oracle Database is a database for electronic channel. We use the solution to collect transaction data from banks, financial institutions, and potential customers It enables us to comply with our security guidelines, and it is automated. The product could be cheaper. I have been using Oracle…
Dec 16, 2022
Excellent compatibility between modules and the control
Our company uses the solution for our accounting system and our services department.  We have 60 companies so we take each project step by step. Most of our companies have been using the solution for one or two years so they have already converted to implementation or training phases.  We have…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"When we are not able to solve a problem we immediately contacted Oracle support team to help us solve it."
"It is one of the most reliable database systems."
"Oracle Database is fast and easy to use."
"The most valuable feature of Oracle Database is its stability - one can trust that the database is always working."
"What I like most is the real application security."
"The technical support is good, we have responses to our problems."
"RAC clustering allowed us to improve performance and provided additional redundancy."
"It is a stable product. In terms of recovery, if there is a failure or some kind of fault, we can recover the data. We do not lose it."
"The solution is marvelous because it controls everything including workflow and that makes our company more productive."
"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."
"The solution operates well."
"If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy."
"The performance is very, very good. It's one of the best aspects of the solution."
"What I like most are the dashboards and pervasive analytics."
"It is a stable solution...It is a scalable solution."
"The solution is easy to scale."


"It is expensive."
"CRM could be improved."
"They can simplify and make the deployment more user-friendly. Deploying Oracle solutions requires a lot of technical input. If that can be improved, it would really add value to the business."
"It would be better if the administrator part could be simplified. At the moment, we need specialized skills for managing or administering Oracle Database. If that is simplified, my juniors or basic database engineers could use it. Right now, we need specific administrative skills to manage the Oracle Server."
"I have been looking for a virtualization database engine from Oracle. They have third-party vendors that can do it but if Oracle comes with its own virtual engine, it would be helpful. Additionally, the solution could be more user-friendly and improve the Transparent Data Encryption."
"​Upgrade is the most critical phase for the lifecycle of a database. In order to be sure that the migration succeeds, you need to be up-to-date. Therefore, regularly install the patchset and security updates."
"The features should be communicated to end users in the proper way."
"The software really doesn't need any improvement, but the way they do the billing should be improved. They charge by all the chips on the server, whether you use them or not. If you have a server that has 64 chips on it and you use one chip, they charge you for 64, and that's a terrible business model."
"A documents preview could be helpful."
"This is an expensive solution."
"In terms of improvement, the speed is not as good as we thought it would be. That is why we are trying different solutions that will be built with different technologies."
"The user interface and CRM need to be more user-friendly."
"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 openness of the system could be more developed. The solution should go into the cloud. The cloud mechanism should be more invested."
"The high price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"SAP HANA is a very proprietary tool and there's not as much support available for it as there is for an SQL Server (which is more popular)."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Our customers sometimes complain about the price of the license, as it is very high for them."
"The price is a little high for the solution, especially when you try and configure it in certain ways."
"The licensing costs are on a yearly basis."
"The licensing is on a monthly basis. Improvement in pricing would be nice."
"It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag."
"We are on an annual license for the use of this solution."
"The price is relative. Licensing costs differ based on how often you'll use the product. They also provide discounts based on the bandwidth or the use cases you want to run on it."
"We have a subscription."
"It is expensive."
"It comes with a significant cost."
"SAP HANA is affordable. I rate it a seven out of ten."
"We pay $200 on a monthly basis."
"SAP HANA is very expensive for small to medium businesses."
"The price is on the expensive side, at eight out of ten, with ten being expensive."
"We pay for a maintenance license, and the licensing cost is high. In general, it is a very expensive solution."
"The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Manufacturing Company
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm

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Small Business

Questions from the Community

How do you run Oracle Database at your organization and why?
My company has been using Oracle Exadata Database Service for some years now, and we are happy with it. I will allow myself to answer your questions about why and what benefits it provides us with ...
Do you know of any disadvantages of Oracle Database?
Undoubtedly, Oracle Database is a top product in its category. But it does have its disadvantages, and for me and my organization, that has been the limitations of the product. When it comes to Ora...
What is the best use for Oracle Database?
Oracle Database is flexible and can be used for many things. My company's main use case for this product is for storing data. We benefit from its high level of security as well as from the fact tha...
What are the biggest benefits of using SAP HANA?
Based on my work with SAP HANA, the biggest benefit that it can bring to your business is total data management. This product is by SAP - a company that serves almost all needs a client may have co...
Is SAP HANA’s customer and technical support reliable?
We have been using SAP HANA for a fairly short period of time and have only taken advantage of their customer support. So far, we have not had issues that required specialized help from technical s...
Is SAP HANA difficult to set up and start using?
SAP HANA is fairly easy to set up, however, I do not think a complete beginner can do it. You certainly need some preparation - either you need to have experience with similar solutions, or with ot...



Also Known As

Oracle 12c, RDBMS
SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA

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Sample Customers

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Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
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