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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
We are satisfied with the technical support, we have no issues.
The scalability of the solution is good.
This solution is working for both VTL and tape.
The memory is the solution's most valuable feature. It's the main feature of HANA. Others are still the regular IT databases that are on storage and are therefore much slower than HANA. The solution is quite fast.
The user interface is very good. You can do any kind of reporting analytics from the platform.
The data storage requirement is reduced from the original database to the HANA database.
The functionality is of the solution is very good.
One feature I find very valuable, is the response time of the application on the database memory.
Integration is the most valuable feature we use SAP HANA for.
The most value for us was in terms of using it to issue tenders online. We host our server, but it is open to the public, so clients who want to buy those tenders were able to go online, put their tender documents up, and we could evaluate them using SAP.
If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy.
SMB storage and HPC is not compatible and it should be supported by IBM Spectrum Computing.
The initial setup is not so complex. However, the day-to-day administration is complex and there are far too many manual intervention requirements.
This solution is no longer managing tapes correctly.
Unlike other databases, it lacks management features that legacy databases like Oracle or SQL servers have. They need to make the solution easier to manage and offer tools that make management more effective. A lot of things you have on traditional databases you have to develop into HANA.
When you do a report on a non-SAP platform, you face some compatibility problems.
I think that the pricing is high and it needs improvement.
The challenge right now is all databases are on S4 HANA architecture. You're running it for HANA, but not all the functionalities are available. If they can speed up getting all the databases on S4 HANA that would help.
If the developers were to enhance or improve the application logic while processing the transactions, that would be great.
FI, or the financial module of SAP, has room for improvement. It has to have some better localization for the Middle East, especially in regards to taxes and the letter of credit cycle. I would like to see better localization from the HCM.
The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it.
In terms of improvement, the speed is not as good as we thought it would be. That is why we are trying different solutions that will be built with different technologies.
Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution is expensive.
People who are technical will accept the cost, but financially they will assess whether this solution will bring them revenue or not. People often ask, how will I profit when the cost is so high?
Set up a consortium of consulting partners and hardware vendors to define your tech. Landscape TCO (total cost of ownership) and then approach the OEM for pricing (on-premise or on cloud or a hybrid model). Check if you can bring your own licenses for some of the existing application licenses on the new platform, to reduce TCO.
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Also Known As
|IBM Platform Computing||SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA|
IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.
The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.
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