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Looking for a comparison chart between SAP S4 HANA on AWS and Microsoft Azure

Julie Roy - PeerSpot reviewer
Alliance Manager at Dev Information Tech Pvt Ltd

Hello community,

I work as the Alliance Manager at Tech Services Company with 1,001-5,000 employees.

I'm looking for some sort of a comparison/comparison chart between these 2 solutions: SAP S4 HANA on AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Can anyone share this information? 

Thanks a lot!

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22 Answers

Leah Fainchtein Buenavida - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

SAP S/4HANA is a system for managing relational databases. The in-memory system, as well as the columnar structure, results in retrieving the data with better performance than RDBMS systems.

You can deploy it in AWS or in Azure. Here is a brief comparison:

Azure dedicates specific virtual machines and bare metal servers to run SAP HANA. SAP HANA applications run on an SAP application. With Azure, you have an entire SAP application (VM) layer that includes servers, storage, and network configuration. You can deploy resources from 36 Intel with memory of 768GB to 480 Intel processors with 24TB of memory. Finally, you can combine AP and non SAP data. You can apply advanced data services, such as analytics and AI.



Supported use cases

Production, non-production

Production, non-production

Supported resources

Up to 48TB of memory

Up to 12TB


Pay per use BYOL



Single and multi-node architecture. Load balancing, instance provisioning.

Load balancing, clustering, Active Directory, and the HANA database.

SAP S/4HANA on AWS provides infrastructure services. AWS has the advantage of making SAP HANA available, cost-effective, and fault-tolerant. With AWS you can configure a single EC2 to host SAP HANA with EBS storage and your chosen operating system. Another option is to use multi-AZ to deploy primary and secondary nodes, using one for production and another for non-production.

You have two main options: First, BYOL (Bring your own license). It supports native HANA applications, S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA, and you can have OLAP memory up to 100 TB. Second, the express edition, which is free to use for in-memory databases, but keep in mind you’ll have to stay under 32 GB.


Which is best will depend on your use cases. Azure in my opinion offers better performance for big data and AI workloads. AWS provides more reliability and redundancy.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager

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@Enrico Boseli.

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Thanks in advance!

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