great tool for real time analytics
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2018

great tool for real time analytics

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP HANA

We use it as the platform for transaction processing and analytical tool for day to day business decision making. It is used across the organization. It is used to address the problem of data analytics. We ingest data into the HANA platform for both historical and real time analytics as and when needed by the business.
  • quick real time analytics
  • ability to ingest data from both SAP and non-SAP databases
  • in memory function provides the ability for fast data
  • slows down a bit when it has to do multiple calculations at the same time
  • frequent updates from the vendor makes it really hard to plan for downtime and stay updated
  • positive impact with the ability to analyze data real time
  • positive impact due to the feature of being able to replicate data real time without much difficulty
  • big positive impact since data can be ingested into SAP HANA from a non SAP database
We compared Microsoft BI with SAP HANA. The reasons to go with SAP HANA were - 1. ability to ingest data into HANA from a non SAP database 2. in-memory database resulting in faster real time analytics 3. ability to scale up 4. ability to replicate data real time 5. very solid integration to business objects 6. information modelling could be done in this platform itself.
The biggest advantage for us is the ability of HANA to ingest data from other databases which are not SAP - this helped us get a quick ramp up with just having a connector to ingest data into HANA. Faster in-memory database, though expensive, provides the ability for real time analytics. Ability to replicate data real time. However, when it has to do multiple calculations at the same time, it slows down a bit and you can visibly notice latency.