Newbie talks about his HANA usage.
September 25, 2019

Newbie talks about his HANA usage.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Software Version

SAP HANA, enterprise edition

Overall Satisfaction with SAP HANA

I use SAP Hana to create views to pull data for the business for different reports or dashboards.
  • Ease of use. I learned how to use HANA in a little under a year.
  • It's able to construct large data sets. I've built views that load tables or 34, 79, and 151 million rows.
  • Promoting from our Dev environment to QA/Prod is cumbersome.
  • There have been many pauses while Hana processes or hangs while developing. Could be an environment issue.
  • Sometimes HANA works in a different way than I would expect. A select count of a table brings back different results than a count of a subquery.
  • SQL scripting is hard, since SAP Hana SQL has limited or fewer SQL commands than other development tools.
  • It allows us to create reports that bring value to our company. The reports allow our execs to make solid decisions from the data.
We have benefited from this. Rather large data slows down HANA though.
Very important. Multiple ways to move/use data is important to any company.
Creating a view that can combine Sales Order data to invoice, delivery, and GLPCA data is very important to us. We've created a view that brings us to the sales order line values for those things. It will help the business to find areas of concern regarding Margins, Rebates, and Sales/COGS.
Informatica is similar, to me, and it seems to be able to handle larger loads of data. MSSQL SSRS and SSIS are easier tools for me to use, but I started using those tools longer ago, compared to only a year for Hana.
I haven't had to use support, but our Admins have. Sometimes there can be slower results on issue resolving. When I google for information I have a hard time finding what I need, but again, that could be due to my limited use of Hana so far.

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Quick data views to load tables or combine data sets. Large and detailed views become very difficult to read through due to overlap-ing nodes