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SAP Replication Server is #10 ranked solution in top Database Development and Management tools and #32 ranked solution in top Data Integration Tools. PeerSpot users give SAP Replication Server an average rating of 8.4 out of 10. SAP Replication Server is most commonly compared to Qlik Replicate: SAP Replication Server vs Qlik Replicate. SAP Replication Server is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 67% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 25% of all views.
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What is SAP Replication Server?

Information and data-driven insight is what powers business today. But to get the most from your enterprise data, you need a way to bring transactional, streaming, social media, and other data together – regardless of its format and whether it’s structured or unstructured – and be able to analyze it. The challenge is moving, replicating, and centralizing a wide variety of data efficiently, cost-effectively, and quickly enough to meet business demands for active insight. SAP® Replication Server® can help. SAP Replication Server enables the continuous movement of mission-critical application data.

SAP Replication Server was previously known as Sybase Replication Server.

SAP Replication Server Customers

Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone

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SAP Replication Server Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SAP Replication Server pricing:
  • "You can pick one of the hosted cloud services as opposed to owning it and doing it yourself. Your cost of ownership on the hardware, the data storage, and the maintenance all go down. It depends on what service you use."
  • "It's a very expensive solution."
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    Finance Business Process Improvement, Transformation and Project Management at a consultancy with self employed
    Real User
    Top 5
    Eliminates replication and allows you to use only one database, speeding up performance and reducing amount of storage
    Pros and Cons
    • "It speeds up the performance in terms of how fast you are able to access the data, look at it, get it reported to you, and send it to somebody. It also reduces the amount of storage."
    • "The private solution is expensive. If you're in a situation where you're paying IBM or AWS or somebody just to host you specifically, you're paying people to run it and you're taking care of all the upgrades."

    What is our primary use case?

    If you have different databases, each one has been created to manage a certain type of transactional data very efficiently. One has been created to manage application and accessory data efficiently. But they both have to communicate with one another. You have duplication data, and it has to be shared back and forth between those two databases. That means you've basically doubled the amount of storage you need, and you've reduced the transactional time because it has to talk to each other before it can talk to you. That's what the technology eliminates: the duplicated databases. You can have multiple databases but only one instance that is used globally, eliminating a lot of replication. 

    This version of SAP came out in 2015, and everybody's moving to it because they're not really supporting the old version.

    You can pick one of the hosted cloud services as opposed to owning it and doing it yourself. Smaller companies cannot buy a bunch of big servers and storage devices and hire people to run the data center. They want somebody else to do it. SAP is also a multi-tenant, so SAP will work with AWS, Azure, and IBM.

    If you're one of the tenants in a big server and don't want people to see your data, you can have your own database separate from customer B and customer C. There's a price for that. That's basically private. There's a certain kind of cloud hosting where you're the only tenant. For government companies that are high-tech and don't want their data stolen, they tend to do a private solution, which means they're the only one using it.

    You can also use this as a hybrid solution, which allows you to be a tenant in the solution. Your data could even be shared, but company A's data can't be seen by company B or C and vice-versa. That's a public solution where you're using the same database but different people can't see your data in that database.

    What is most valuable?

    It speeds up the performance in terms of how fast you are able to access the data, look at it, get it reported to you, and send it to somebody. It also reduces the amount of storage. The performance and the cost of ownership are better because of that technology.

    What needs improvement?

    The private solution is expensive. If you're in a situation where you're paying IBM or AWS or somebody just to host you specifically, you're paying people to run it and you're taking care of all the upgrades. As a company, you're either hiring or paying an outsourcer to do that, and you have to manage it, keep up with the updates to the hardware, software, and the operating system. It's very expensive because there's a lot to control and take care of.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The reason why there has been a move toward cloud services and service as a software is because it's so much easier. There are fewer databases, and the cost is lower to have it hosted.

    You can pick one of the hosted cloud services as opposed to owning it and doing it yourself. Your cost of ownership on the hardware, the data storage, and the maintenance all go down. It depends on what service you use.

    The costs start going up as you move to a hybrid solution where you have your own dedicated pieces, but you're sharing parts of it in the public version. That costs a little bit more because you've bought your own database server that keeps your data separate from everybody else.

    The private solution is going to be the most expensive version.

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    Database Development and Management
    September 2022
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    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution 10 out of 10.

    It's a game-changer in technology and allows you to use the service as a software, hardware as a software, platform as a software, etc.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Hybrid Cloud
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    Assistant Vice President Sourcing at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Stable, easy to setup, and good domain modeling, but the interface could be enhanced
    Pros and Cons
    • "We can customize any workflow and we also like the business domain modeling that can be done."
    • "I would like to see it become mobile-friendly."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution for replication with a modern data platform for data analytics.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Currently, there is a Hadoop-based infrastructure with several engineers to maintain the data. Now, using SAP Replication Server, it has become automatic.

    It requires fewer people to put data in the data warehouse.

    What is most valuable?

    We can customize any workflow and we also like the business domain modeling that can be done.

    What needs improvement?

    The user interface can be made similar to other startup operations that provide data connections on the spot.

    I would like to see it become mobile-friendly. It is currently the direction everyone is interested in. We are still primarily interested in PCs, where every dashboard and every interaction occurs.

    We have seen that 90% of people are using smartphones. The interface is adopted to the mobile where it is easily accessible.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    SAP Replication Server is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We are replicating in one location. One-to-one, it is working fine.

    When we replicate more than one location, we will explore this area further.

    We have approximately 1,000 users in our company.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Technical support is perfect! I would give them a 100 out of 100.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. It is easy.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    It's a very expensive solution.

    What other advice do I have?

    We have a separate team that is working with the SAP Server applications. I am researching the SAP connectors to connect with our database.

    We have to learn more about this solution before we can recommend it.

    I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Enterprise Integration Architect at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Useful for all kinds of communications like RFC, BAPI, IDoc, connecting with orders, accounts, finance, and data
    Pros and Cons
    • "SAP is renovating different things. We are using external tools to connect as of now. It is going well, and now the new generation integration platforms are going to be pretty easy."
    • "Improvement is a never ending story, and HANA is doing some improvements. We are able to adopt that, and we have to do it by integration with HANA. They are very major changes that we need to see."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution for all kinds of communications like RFC, BAPI, IDoc, connecting with the orders, accounts, finance, data stuff, banking, everything.

    What is most valuable?

    SAP is renovating different things. We are using external tools to connect as of now. It is going well, and now the new generation integration platforms are going to be pretty easy.

    What needs improvement?

    Improvement is a never ending story, and HANA is doing some improvements. We are able to adopt that, and we have to do it by integration with HANA. They are very major changes that we need to see. But at this moment, with the old versions we were using on-premise and that connectivity point of view, we see some challenges, but this is not a problem and it's stabilized. Once the connection is established, we don't see any challenges.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for more than 10 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It has been stable for the last 10 years that we have been using the tool.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable.

    How are customer service and support?

    Normally with SAP, we have a dedicated, in-house team. They run the system and fix problems if there are any, but it is very rare because it's pretty stable.

    How was the initial setup?

    Setup was a little complex. 

    For maintaining the solution, we have a dedicated basis team, functional team, admin team, and security team. Many team members are needed to maintain the solution.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution 8 out of 10. 

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