Oracle Database vs. SAP HANA Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Database
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Oracle Database, currently in edition 23c, offers native support for property graph data structures and graph queries. If you're looking for flexibility to build graphs in conjunction with transactional data, JSON, Spatial, and other data types, we got you covered. Developers can now easily build graph applications with SQL using existing SQL development tools and frameworks.N/A
SAP HANA Cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
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SAP HANA is an application that uses in-memory database technology to process very large amounts of real-time data from relational databases, both SAP and non-SAP, in a very short time. The in-memory computing engine allows HANA to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading it from a disk which means that the data can be accessed in real time by the applications using HANA. The product is sold both as an appliance and as a cloud-based software solution.
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Oracle DatabaseSAP HANA Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Oracle DatabaseSAP HANA Cloud
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsIncludes a one year free trial.
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Community Pulse
Oracle DatabaseSAP HANA Cloud
Considered Both Products
Oracle Database
Chose Oracle Database
Oracle Database is best in business, consistent, and robust. Even the standard version is sufficient for the best performance. The main thing is I have never seen corruption and in my opinion, it is best when used with Linux.
Chose Oracle Database
Oracle 12c is good for all business applications but still consider Microsoft SQLServer for internal/other applications to save on cost.
SAP HANA Cloud
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
Main features is in memory database. SAP HANA Cloud is specifically good for Accounting and supply chain management.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
Really, it is appropriate for any kind of company. For everyone to be successful and make wise business decisions, effective data analytics are essential. Any research analytics firm can benefit greatly from it. It won't be of much use to a modeling agency; instead, a business …
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA offers better setup techniques and supports the SAAS model. The performance of the tool is faster, and it can handle huge data sources as well. It supports multiple data types like JSON, relational DBS, etc., which make it adaptive. The overall cost part is also better …
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA surpasses Oracle thanks to its breadth, better usability in my opinion, and is being adopted by an increasing market share of our clients regardless of industry. The enterprise-level of the tool is particularly impactful to handling their large data sets and …
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA is the Next-Gen platform or database for real-time analytics and applications. It helps various businesses and organizations to analyze business operations that are based on Big Data (a huge volume of data) in real-time at the speed of lightning, even sub-seconds. It’s …
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA as a solution works real good. We chose mainly for real time/streaming analytics and it works well.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
Much faster speeds and features that go hand in hand with other SAP tools and products
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
Speed and accelerated performance. Streamlined landscape and simplified data management.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
The choice of the SAP HANA solution was mainly determined by the choice of the new company ERP, which having been SAP, naturally led to the choice of its DB solution.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
We found HANA is more flexible than ORACLE in terms of DB management and administration. We also used oracle DB replication for DC DR data syncing and HANA is more convenient and flexible for DR data replication.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
1. In memory functionality.
2. Data compression using columnar storage functionality.
3. Performance.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA is better than all the databases, it gives the power and speed to analyze billions of records, access data on cloud, easiest conversion and migration from any database to HANA. Easy to manage and configure.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
Similar to other big DBMS, but better or equal at stability and technical maintenance. Better or equal at documentation. There is room for improvement at SQL path analyzing.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA is better integrated with S/4HANA (we did not have any choice). It can only be run using a HANA Database.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA has better agility and data processing capabilities compared to Oracle. It can process a large amount of data in a short amount of time. This saves a lot of time making the process efficient and effective. When it comes to space, the storage management provided by SAP …
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
If we did not use SAP HANA, we would have used an Oracle 12c database. We selected HANA since it was recommended for Suite on HANA. So far SAP HANA has proven to be a great fit for our systems that are on Suite on HANA. All future systems we implement will be on SAP HANA.
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA uses the sheer power of in memory analytics based on columnar compression of data in the back-end resulting in an overall decreased footprint of the data resulting in a paradigm shift. The traditional RDBMS database would rely heavily on additional indexes to retrieve …
Chose SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA. The biggest advantage is its data processing capabilities. You can completely rely on this solution, no matter how big your organization.
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Oracle DatabaseSAP HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(178 ratings)
8.1
(293 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(6 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.4
(5 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.2
(254 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.6
(3 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
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4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
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3.6
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle DatabaseSAP HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
I believe Oracle Database is still the best RDBMS database which is the database to consider for OLTP applications and for Adhoc requests. They are good in Datawarehousing in certain aspects but not the best. Oracle is also a great database for scaling up with their Clusterware solution which also makes the database highly available with services moving to the live instance without much trouble.
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SAP
It is well organized. One can use it for the company's portfolio management. Various tasks can be done for managerial purposes. One can track the material from start to end product: for example, raw material, packing material & consumable material to formulated bulk and formulated drug product. This can help to manage spending as well as finding costing of the product.
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Pros
Oracle
  • Best thing about it is that it supports PL/SQL which is helpful in writing complex quarries easily.
  • Its storage capacity , backup and recovery features make it the best database storage tool available.
  • Other thing I like about this software is its interface is so good.
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SAP
  • Real-time reporting and analytics on data: because of its in-memory architecture, it is perfect for businesses that need to make quick decisions based on current information.
  • Managing workload with complex data: it can handle a vast range of data types, including relational, documental, geospatial, graph, vector, and time series data.
  • Developing and deploying intelligent data applications: it provides various tools for such applications and can be used for machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate tasks, gain insights from data, and make predictions.
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Cons
Oracle
  • The memory demand and management makes it impossible to run it in a container.
  • It is hard to perform local unit testing with Oracle even using the personal edition (aggressive all the available memory grab for itself).
  • Lack of built in database migrations (e.g. as Flyway).
  • The need to install the Oracle client in addition to its drivers.
  • The cost of running it, especially in the Cloud.
  • Comes with very spartan community grade client/management tools whereas the commercial offerings tend to demand a premium price.
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SAP
  • Requires higher processing power, otherwise it won't fly. How ever computing costs are lower. Incase you are migrating to cloud please do not select the highest config available in that series . Upgrading it later against a reserved instance can cost you dearly with a series change
  • Lack of clarity on licensing is one major challenge
  • Unless S/4 with additional features are enabled mere migration HANA DB is not a rewarding journey. Power is in S/4
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
There is a lot of sunk cost in a product like Oracle 12c. It is doing a great job, it would not provide us much benefit to switch to another product even if it did the same thing due to the work involved in making such a switch. It would not be cost effective.
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SAP
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
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Usability
Oracle
Many of the powerful options can be auto-configured but there are still many things to take into account at the moment of installing and configuring an Oracle Database, compared with SQL Server or other databases. At the same time, that extra complexity allows for detailed configuration and guarantees performance, scalability, availability and security.
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SAP
In addition to the points described in the previous parts of the review, I believe that as I gain more experience with the product over time, I will be able to better describe my experience with this tool. Meanwhile, I can confirm that the possibilities presented to my organization by the change to SAP HANA, at the moment, have been very important to evolve the analytical and strategic field towards a new path.
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Support Rating
Oracle
1. I have very good experience with Oracle Database support team. Oracle support team has pool of talented Oracle Analyst resources in different regions. To name a few regions - EMEA, Asia, USA(EST, MST, PST), Australia. Their support staffs are very supportive, well trained, and customer focused. Whenever I open Oracle Sev1 SR(service request), I always get prompt update on my case timely. 2. Oracle has zoom call and chat session option linked to Oracle SR. Whenever you are in Oracle portal - you can chat with the Oracle Analyst who is working on your case. You can request for Oracle zoom call thru which you can share the your problem server screen in no time. This is very nice as it saves lot of time and energy in case you have to follow up with oracle support for your case. 3.Oracle has excellent knowledge base in which all the customer databases critical problems and their solutions are well documented. It is very easy to follow without consulting to support team at first.
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SAP
One specific example of how the support for SAP HANA Cloud impacted us is in our efforts to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues. Whenever we encountered an issue or had a question, the support team was quick to respond and provided us with clear and actionable guidance. This helped us avoid downtime and keep our analytics operations running smoothly.
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Implementation Rating
Oracle
Overall the implementation went very well and after that everything came out as expected - in terms of performance and scalability. People should always install and upgrade a stable version for production with the latest patch set updates, test properly as much as possible, and should have a backup plan if anything unexpected happens
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SAP
Professional GIS people are some of the most risk-averse there are, and it's difficult to get them to move to HANA in one step. Start with small projects building to 80% use of HANA spatial over time.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
Oracle is more of an enterprise-level database than Access and SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise isn't getting developed much (some people wonder how close it is to end of life) but SQL Server is miles ahead of Oracle IMO in terms of user experience and comparable in terms of performance AFAIK. As stated, a vendor forced our hand to use Oracle so we did not have a choice. If you are looking for help with an issue you are having, there are lots of SQL Server articles, etc. on the web and the community of SQL Server developers and DBA's is very strong and supportive. Oracle's help on the web is much more limited and often has an attitude that goes with it of superiority and lacking in compassion, IMO. For instance, check out the Ask Tom Oracle blog - a world of difference. If you choose Oracle, go into it with eyes wide open.
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SAP
I have deep knowledge of other disk based DBMSs. They are venerable technology, but the attempts to extend them to current architectures belie the fact they are built on 40 year old technology. There are some good columnar in-memory databases but they lack the completeness of capability present in the HANA platform.
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Scalability
Oracle
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SAP
Limitation of training deliverable by organization
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Oracle Database 12c has had a very positive impact on our ability to build strong and robust custom applications in house without the need to come up with our own methods of data storage and management.
  • Oracle Database 12c has the strongest user interface of any database I have worked with and continuously is improving its strength with the addition of support for JSON and XML type objects in the database.
  • Oracle Database 12c is sometimes very heavy and DBA intensive, but the benefits far outweigh the costs, which we need to spend on DBA support for enabling security and access features.
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SAP
  • ROI has always been high in terms of the functionality that it offers and the security features it comes with.
  • Managing large volumes of data in real-time is not an easy task, but it does it pretty well with faster data processing.
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