Today, the most critical financial, core hardware and corporate systems are managed by SAP HANA. All aspects and nuances of business processes are interconnected and integrated in a seamless manner by SAP HANA. HANA is responsible for storing high value data of a sales, finance, and personnel nature.
Many contemporaries of SAP always tend to give SAP HANA a bad rap. Although SAP HANA does have its share of negatives (hey, nobody’s perfect), some of the misconceptions making rounds are simply ludicrous and blown out of proportion.
Let’s take a look at some of these shall we:
HANA isn’t Enterprise Ready!
HANA is the most enterprise-fidelity you can ever expect. HANA has the motherload of enterprise applications one can find: virtualization support, asymmetric DR systems support, partition management tools, backup and recovery.
HANA cannot use all of its CPUs
This is a design issue and not an issue with SAP HANA per se. Also, it’s necessary to check whether the RAM consumption is high.
IBM BLU can replace SAP HANA
For IBM DB2 install customer base, the IBM BLU is really top-notch. SAP BW clients are also going to eventually benefit. However, it is important to know that OLAP customers for DB2 need the latest versions of SAP HANA. As far as operational reporting and the SAP Business Suite are concerned, IBM BLU can never compete with HANA.
SAP HANA can’t unlock New Business Possibilities
Today, SAP HANA provides the gamut of tools necessary for business innovation.
What Sets SAP HANA Apart!
Today, SAP HANA is very important in the sense that it gives you access to smart data. It combines the data from Sybase, Teradata, and Hadoop into a singular module. It builds in-memory and transactional web applications that enable high-end transactions and analytics. In short, SAP HANA is more than just a database: it is an all-rounder application. Being entirely compatible with OLAP workloads, SAP Business Suite including SCM, ERP, and CRM run on SAP HANA.
At the end of the day, a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) that shrouds SAP HANA. The majority of the FUD is propagated by the likes of Oracle and other contemporaries of SAP HANA.
At the end of the business day, it is very important to note that the SAP HANA improves a resilience of the Digital Landscape not provided by anyone else!