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Likelihood to Recommend

MonetDB

MonetDB is great when you are performing adhoc queries on a large set of data. For example, if you store data in a typical RDBMS such as MySQL or Postgres and want to join large tables for analytics but the query runs unacceptably slow then MonetDB can act as a second database to offload complex queries. Based on my experience, it may not be a production-ready database since there aren't many DBAs familiar with it and due to lack of documentation, maintenance can become a little tricky.
Timothy Suh 서의선 | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

HANA has incredible query processing speeds. When compared with Sybase ASE for large dataset queries, we saw 10,000 times performance improvement. And for the individual point queries, we found that it was on par with Sybase ASE and that is because all of the response time is the round trip latency from the client initiating the query to the database and back. But for those large set processing requests that take a long time on Sybase, they ran 10,000 times faster on HANA. HANA is expensive so it should be used where in-memory transaction speeds are required and there are large volumes of data to be processed.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MonetDB

  • It performs very well with both a simple and complex query with multiple join operations.
  • It offers more advanced, enterprise level features such as clustering, data partitioning, and distributed query processing.
  • Loading bulk data is quite fast by taking advantage of multiple cores/CPUs.
Timothy Suh 서의선 | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • HANA has allowed us to convert our BW reports and provide users with real time report data. Prior to moving to HANA, the reporting was based on prior day activities.
  • Queries involving large amount of financial data are able to be run much quicker with HANA than prior to implementation.
Renee Ferree | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MonetDB

  • This is an open source software so there are obvious drawbacks, the biggest of which is a lack of documentation.
  • MonetDB does not seem to be well known outside of the academic environment so there is less information when you are searching for answers of any type.
  • I'd like to see more use cases and/or best practices so that commercial companies like ours can optimally use all of its highly performant features.
  • The code is written in C/C++ and this can be negative if you are a mainly java-shop and need UDF - User Defined Function.
Timothy Suh 서의선 | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • Personally I believe the UI could be much more compact and I see improvement areas.
  • Mobile application and desktop are very different.
  • Sometimes you need type-in help on mouse hover for faster input and selection.
  • Now HANA is going cloud where data and security becomes a concern for larger companies. We want to see a benchmark company in manufacturing domain with such a large retail presence. I see there are areas for improvement in that.
Saurabh Sharan  PMP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MonetDB

No score
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SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.4
Based on 6 answers
At this moment we are not focusing on SAP, however would love to in the future. This is primarily because of our limited ability to generate more revenue to fund for SAP partnerships and products. Our initial tryst with SAP Partneredge open ecosystem didn't go as planned and we have shelved that for now. Hope we can revive in the future
Ganapathy Sivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MonetDB

No score
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SAP HANA

SAP HANA 7.6
Based on 3 answers
It needs more work.
Shoaib Ansari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MonetDB

No score
No answers yet
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SAP HANA

SAP HANA 8.2
Based on 203 answers
Overall, support is good. The wait times are low, and you get a quick response. The available agents have good knowledge about the problems at hand. If the issue is more complex, they connect you with the appropriate source to build the solution around the issue. Support team is well organized, they take a step-by-step approach to understand the issue at hand and build a solution around it. Overall, my organization is highly satisfied with the support.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MonetDB

There is a plethora of choices when it comes to NoSQL and columnar based databases. We use not one but sometimes 2 or 3 of them to carry out a specific purpose. We chose MonetDB because our engineering team enjoys working with open source software and appreciates its simplicity although becoming familiar with it did take time. I would not deploy MonetDB to production but it's a great backup option.
Timothy Suh 서의선 | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

We changed PECTRA for SAP, since we were having many problems with the loss of information in the database and unexpected catalog changes. In addition to that, it was very cumbersome to perform data analysis. We had many problems with a lack of materials or that the necessary did not enter because of it.
Christian Borsotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MonetDB

No score
No answers yet
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SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.5
Based on 1 answer
Limitation of training deliverable by organization
Shoaib Ansari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MonetDB

  • If you are familiar with a general database concept and played with open source products before then MonetDB will give you immediate return in terms of productivity since developers can quickly develop and verify their test cases involving back-end database with a large sample data set.
  • There is a stiff learning curve due to lack of documentation and sparse information available on the internet.
  • Overall experience has been positive since MonetDB gives you another option when it comes to building out a data warehouse.
Timothy Suh 서의선 | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP HANA

  • Since implementing HANA we have been able to save several million dollars a year in operating room supplies ($9 million last fiscal year).
  • It has allowed us to improve our processes to save $1 million dollars in our Laboratory Services
  • We have used it as part of our month end close to save over 20 hours every month of manual reporting.
Jamie Oswald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MonetDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP HANA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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