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SAP HANA

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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP HANA

SAP HANA is best suited for applications and analytics since it provides quick and reliable data management and extraction. Although SAP HANA is extremely useful and proven by its sophisticated and fast algorithms, it does take a significant amount of time and a great depth of knowledge to implement it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere is better than not using a database, let's be clear there! However, I wouldn't pick it as my first or even second or third choice. I'd recommend looking at other options. Largely, it appears less powerful both in terms of its robustness and general performance and in its implementation of SQL. The standard Sybase utilities provided are lacking in basic features, and the interactive SQL utility is quite horrendous. However, the great thing is it is an ODBC-compliant SQL-compliant relational database.
David Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SAP HANA

  • Multi Store Tables - allowing to store data in default store and extended store as per data ageing.
  • In Production Environment it allows same host deployments (Hana host + Dynamic Tiering). No need to have separate dedicated server for each of them.
  • Incremental and differential backups - Reducing backup times and storage requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

  • The ability to host network database services and the ability to manage them.
Kishion Guyah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP HANA

  • Support - hard to find resources online so you are often dealing with an issue for a while.
  • UI could be more intuative, takes a while to get use to or train users.
  • Using a couple of models can make it not respond effectively.
  • Doesn't support text data type.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

  • I think it should be more user friendly for non-technical users.
  • More functional functionalities should be added to the object explore when working with a table to transform data/manipulate data.
Nosa W.I | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 4.0
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

SAP SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Ease of use, relationship to existing software's used in house and familiarity with the product
Jeff Hieber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 7.6
Based on 9 answers
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.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAP HANA

SAP HANA 8.1
Based on 247 answers
SAP HANA is stable product now. However, we would be interested an even better and clearly defined roadmap. In terms of availability of technical resources with enough expertise to handle complex business challenges, SAP needs to take up the initiative of enabling partners and larger community. Better awareness around best practice content and tighter integration between SIs and product vendor is required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SAP HANA

[Despite] of the high operational costs involved I can vouch for the fact the new [SAP] HANA cloud solution is by far worth it as they have included a significant amount of machine learning features, introduced a new computational algorithm a more improved ui and also the general security and robust performance on offer.
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

As compared to others, SAP SQL Anywhere requires much less effort to install, setup and manage, and the support team from SAP is always there. You have very good support for this DB as many experts have improved the documentation which are easy to accumulate for your team..small and regular queries to execute are running flawlessly with speedy performance.
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SAP HANA

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

SAP SQL Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

SAP HANA

  • The [strategies] and the time consumed on migrating to HANA was time [consuming] and costly during the initial phases of the project.
  • The time and resources utilized to set up the infra plan from requirements to production was huge.
  • But once we were getting into cadence of utilizing the open architecture of HANA we were able to utilize its features that helped us to leverage.
  • Again I would say that overall for us HANA [has] proved to be worth spending for as it helped us achieve our business's objectives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

  • Skilled/experienced resources are less prominent than Microsoft SQL Server or even Oracle, or MySQL, so finding solutions and assistance, if needed, takes more time than it would with other platforms
  • You will need to find a good SQL query tool by yourself because the Sybase Central / Interactive SQL utilities are lacking in many basic features, and just generally have a bad user interface
David Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP HANA

General

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

SAP SQL Anywhere

General

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

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