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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP HANA Cloud

One of the advantages of SAP HANA Cloud is that it can easily be used to extend your current on-premise HANA system. We haven't tested it yet in a large scale project for instance as the database for an S/4 HANA implementation. This requires further investigation at this time.
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

Does data compression very well, produces query results very quickly, ability to scale up as data volume/size grow in an organization, row level versioning is in memory and hence the speed. It is a very stable product for large enterprises. More detailed documentation on how to use this product in the initial stages would be really welcome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SAP HANA Cloud

  • It's the way to go for the foreseeable future if SAP HANA is your platform of choice
  • We like the features currently available, but are anxiously awaiting for more on-prem features to make it over to the offering
  • Multi-Cloud deployment options is a huge benefit
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

  • Inserting millions of rows of data takes seconds.
  • Aggregating billions of rows of data is insanely fast (compared to Oracle, Sybase, and SQL Server).
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP HANA Cloud

  • Remote source connections through SDA to other databases like SQL Server and Oracle are no longer possible. The only way to go would be through SDI, which isn't as optimized and might require additional license costs.
  • If you currently use features like dynamic tiering or R server integration, you need to really look if this is the offering for you at this point in time.
  • The flexibility of downsizing, which is a big advantage of working in the cloud, is at this moment not available (yet).
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

  • The pricing schedule is a bit expensive and cumbersome.
  • Licensing for a virtual machine is difficult to understand.
Eirik Toft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Usability has been solid sofar, as well as the ease of setting up the SAP HANA Cloud instance. If you are a current user of HANA on-prem, you should feel straight at home.
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud 6.4
Based on 1 answer
As we haven't used the support for SAP HANA Cloud yet, we can't really comment on this. The documentation however has helped us a lot.
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

SAP IQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP IQ support is top-notch. I prefer starting all my SAP IQ support tickets with their Instant Messenger, where the majority of our issues are resolved. If it makes it to their ticketing system, they are very prompt at responding and very knowledgeable in the platform.
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP HANA Cloud

We have evaluated other offerings like SAP HEC and HANA as a service in the SAP Cloud Platform and we see that SAP HANA Cloud is the main focus of SAP's vision for the future. This is the main argument why we're leaning towards using this offering. Especially the quarterly releases of updates and new features is a positive criterium for us.
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

SAP IQ is perhaps an under-marketed product in the sense that it is able to scale up very well and perform much faster and more efficiently than other products such as Oracle - when we ran multiple large queries on both Sybase IQ and Oracle, we found that that results were much faster in Sybase IQ and this gave the confidence to go for this product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP HANA Cloud

  • As this is a primary evaluation of the SAP HANA Cloud, I can't make any comments on the ROI of using this offering
Dick Groenhof | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP IQ

  • The ROI over a number of years has been good. Seeing as how we use it for billing, it has an obvious ROI to us.
  • As they have been modifying their licensing structure, it's been difficult to keep up and understand how they work.
Eirik Toft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP HANA Cloud

General

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

SAP IQ

General

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

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