SAP HANA - The Future of Organizations
December 09, 2020

SAP HANA - The Future of Organizations

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

SAP HANA, enterprise edition

Overall Satisfaction with SAP HANA

SAP HANA is an in-memory database. Therefore, its data retrieval is very fast and efficient. SAP HANA is being used in my organization as well as with our business partner to develop, maintain, enhance and support SAP HANA views. Primarily, we are handling SAP HANA calculation views. Generally there comes the problem of enhancements in various SAP HANA views, be it adding a new column or some logic that needs to be embedded in views. As SAP HANA is a very powerful product being provided by SAP, it is being used within the whole of the company to support various projects of our business partners.


  • Faster data retrieval process, as the whole of the data is stored in RAM
  • Efficient way of storing data in the form of column store and row store.
  • Data compression techniques are advantageous. Therefore a large amount of data can be easily stored and managed.


  • SAP HANA on its own is a very powerful product provided by SAP. But I think SAP HANA can improve a bit in providing parallel activations for the views being worked on by multiple users
  • SAP HANA can improve in terms of heaviness of the desktop version, as sometimes it gets stuck and becomes very slow.
  • SAP HANA can innovate more and add more functionalities, keeping in view the common business problems or issues that we encounter across multiple projects involving SAP HANA. If this is done, common issues or roadblocks encountered in SAP HANA can be speedily resolved.
  • SAP HANA can bring growth to various organizations and business partners due to its powerful built-in structure
  • Better and faster data retrieval
  • Data compressions and efficient way of data storage
SAP BO can be used on top of SAP HANA for creating meaningful and interactive data visualizations.
SAP BW can be used as a sidecar with SAP HANA.
Because of its built-in powerful efficiency in terms of data retrieval and performance, better data storing capabilities, and data compressions techniques. SAP HANA is not just an in-memory database, it is very much more than that.

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SAP HANA would be well suited to a scenario like when we have to work on large amount of data. We need to process the data efficiently and we need to retrieve the data fast. We can create various SAP HANA views and store them in the repository.

SAP HANA would be less suited to a situation when users want to create data visualizations in terms of charts or dashboards and want to make the dashboards more interactive. We would need another front-end reporting tool provided by SAP (e.g., SAP BI/BO). In this situation, SAP HANA would be lacking, as we wouldn't be able to create very meaningful and interactive data visualizations through SAP HANA.


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