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. HANA Express Edition - Hyperloop to Run SimpleUsed it for a proof of concept for one of our greenfield clients. This is for a learning platform implementation for a small organization. This was about a year ago, and we completed the proof of concept; however they had a few budget constraints to implement. That and also our SAP partnership didn't work out as well so we couldn't go forward,A great platform for developers to use HANA in a accessible format without the cost implementation.. Availability of predictive analtyics , geo-spatial and text analytics Very good for POCs for SME,It would be great if IDES systems are available in SAP HANA Express edition continuously, this will help developers a lot. The market has a lot of pirate servers available eating in to the market of SAP. SAP has to consider that Offerings for SME in T shirt sizes would be great,8,As of now we have not had any ROI,,Azure SQL Database, Tableau Desktop, Salesforce Community Cloud,4HANA ExpressWe use SAP HANA Express in the following ways: 1.) As a sandbox to prove the value provided by the underlying technology to answer real business questions and solve business problems. 2.) SAP HANA express was used to prove the business case and lead to the purchase of a full-scale HANA appliance. 3.) As an environment where developers can explore the functionality provided by HANA,Very fast query response times due to in-memory architecture Virtualized data architecture via connectivity to other databases and data sources Column store and Efficient compression of data Integration with R server from the database,No first line support from SAP,10,Data Analysts are able to complete their analysis much faster (4 hours vs 4 - 5 days) Resource intensive summarization processes could be decommissioned as the data can be stored at the lowest grain. This saves on resource/licensing costs and gives the business near real-time access to their data.,oracle express, sql server developer edition and Cloudera,SAP Lumira, Oracle Database 12c, Eclipse,10Our experience in SAP HANAWe are currently using HANA for real time data warehouse reporting. Our present-day focus area is for Production management with an vision to migrate Enterprise Data Warehouse to HANA. HANA is able to solve report availability latency and gave a huge boost on the performance. How reports are available for business users in real time where in the past they have to wait a day to get the reports.,Great performance boot. Having the data available in-memory, reports are now running 10-20X faster. Columnar storage provides a great degree of data compression and speed-up data aggression. All the data models are virtual views (Attribute, Analytical and Calculation view) so No materialize view. Gives ultimate flexibility to change the data model on the fly during development cycles with low impact.,Still an evolving product, we are getting fix patched every 2-3 weeks’ time period. Like to see some enhancement on the security module. Admin can’t able to see data available under user private schema. Not able to restrict memory allocation based on user profile. Missing tighter integration with other database like Oracle and SQL server,7,Huge performance benefit as business users have access to real time reports to make faster business decisions Quicker response to demand and supply changes Increase employee efficiency,,4,7SAP HANA is MusicHANA Is used as: A data base for our OLTP system.A data base for Our OLAP System.A Data warehouse.Analytic engine for BIIt is mainly used as for Finance and Sales. SAP HANA Solves many problems: Operational Reporting:- Leveraged SAP HANA as a scalable platform for Artist operational reporting of SAP and non-SAP data sources offering fast loading through real time replication, fast report generation and flexible navigation options with reduced administration effort. It offers new possibilities of analyzing big data of any format with the end goal to eventually provide customers self-service reporting capabilities on KPIs and to allow status tracking in real-time.Optimized profitability:-Sales & Marketing representatives face the challenge to identify the “value” of each Artist derived from sales, granted discounts, etc. In order to provide recommendations on what to offer each Artist for sales growth. Additionally, Sales & Marketing organizations need to analyze promptly several millions of Artist data from several data sources. There is a lack of a visualization, exploration and predictive analytics to support intelligent decision making through meaningful KPIs and a full view of Artist data.,Optimized profitability Operational Reporting Real Time Inventory Management Sales Analsysis Profitability,GUI integration with SAP BI Integration with SAP BOBJ,8,Faster Decision making TCO on IT reduced by 70% Increased Data Analysis Brought Business closer to real time data,,10SAP HANA UsageSAP HANA addressed the real time reporting issues we were facing with some critical reports (such as sales, budgeting etc). SAP HANA also helped unify all the legacy reporting applications into one platform serving as a corporate reporting tool.,Real Time reporting Faster access Ability to interface with other applications,License is very expensive Still needs a lot of development work in terms of SLT,6,Faster data access,6
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September 21, 2018

Review: "SAP HANA Express Edition - Hyperloop to Run Simple"

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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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The SAP HANA® platform combines a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. According to the vendor, it enables real-time business by converging transactions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA aims to untangle IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.
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Has featureIn-memory, columnar, massively parallel database processing
Has featureFull ACID compliance
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