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"The solution has proven to be quite stable so far.""Everything is very good by way of performance.""The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.""Azure is a good networking solution from a WAN perspective.""There are plenty of functions available that we have used extensively. It is a complete platform of services.""Microsoft Azure is easy to use.""Reduces work for our IT teams and saves us a lot of time.""It is so huge and so powerful. The best thing is the possibilities of things that you can actually do with it. If you do it right, you can work or host your stuff a lot cheaper than traditionally. Its security is good, and it also reduces the strain on internal IT."

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"One of the features that I've found most useful is that It's very simple. They take care of the technical aspects of the data, installations, patches.""There's a minimum amount of downtime when using the solution. This platform is very effective.""The solution does provide quite a lot of support, upgrades, automated batch updates, etc.""The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means means the compression works properly. Before migrating from ECC, we had nine terabytes of data.""What I like the most is that we can convert databases into a proper multi-dimensional model, and then we can project with the integration with Power BI.""The most valuable feature is virtual modeling, which is beneficial because you don't really save the data multiple times the way we did in the past."

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Cons
"Support could be improved. If you pay for a higher plan, it's okay, however, the lower plans don't offer as good of a service experience.""Price could always be better. The features come in quickly, so we're comfortable with the feature set that is available to us.""Microsoft's technical support could be improved.""A problem with Azure is that the architecture that they have is not really compliant — not really connecting with the endpoint Cloud.""Azure calculator could be improved, there are issues with login synchronization.""In my opinion, what could be improved is making the actual costs more predictable. It is very difficult to estimate the cost or the budget you are going to need to run your environment in Azure Cloud. You have to be a specialist to understand how you will be charged, which constantly changes.""Its pricing should be better. In terms of features, I am yet to explore the whole solution, and the current features seem okay.""The price of the Azure license could be cheaper."

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"They should probably offer more cloud services. Most of the cloud infrastructure providers we have make everything pretty transparent, you know what you're getting, you have all these metrics and measurements and everything in the dashboard. Here you have to go through the contracting negotiations and all those things.""The stability needs to be improved to be able to handle large amounts of data.""The customer has a lot of dependencies on SAP which means they don't have much flexibility to go and update the system when or if they need to. They will need to wait for the quarterly updates. It's possible to maybe raise a special request with SAP if it is absolutely necessary.""This product is not mature enough at this point in time.""Our data centers are in Europe and come under GDPR regulations, and this doesn't apply to the Middle East yet. It causes a lot of confusion.""The solution is scalable from an infrastructure point of view. However, it becomes more complex over time because technology is changing so fast."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are on a monthly subscription for Microsoft Azure and the cost is more expensive than some of the competitors, such as Amazon AWS. They should be more competitive with other solutions.""I am currently on a pay-as-you-go subscription and my customers are going to be on a three-year contract. For what is offered in the three-year package it is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is better than AWS.""Software licensing models can be expensive depending on what you need compared to open source solutions, for example. However, if you don't have the technical skills, you may be better off paying for a license and support instead of trying to use open source solutions.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""Its costing can be improved. Its licensing is monthly. In addition to the standard license fee, there is a transactional cost.""Customers need to purchase additional services because of the complexity of it.""Licensing fees are paid monthly."

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"The licensing of the solution is on a yearly basis. The normal price of the solution is quite high, but I received a special discount by making a purchase near the end of the year.""If you choose the minimum, it will probably cost around $1,000 USD per month if you take a contract for a year or two."

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Answers from the Community
Harraj Saraon
author avatarRamakrishna Potluri
Real User

Hi,  It could be easy as Azure is one of the partners of SAP HEC. 


Please contact your SAP HEC technical account manager who can guide you on this. 

author avatarMichael-Bell (Coforge)
Real User

@Harraj Saraon, ​did you get your answer?

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Top Answer: The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means… more »
Top Answer: The licensing of the solution is on a yearly basis. The normal price of the solution is quite high, but I received a special discount by making a purchase near the end of the year.
Top Answer: Additional features that should be included in the next release are more analytics and intelligent decision making tools, such as a WhatsApp chatbot.
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Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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Overview

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a fully scalable and secure private managed cloud solution. It empowers organizations to unlock the full value of SAP HANA in the cloud - accelerating growth and innovation, driving IT and business transformation, quickly delivering business outcomes, and reducing risk.

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Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
FC Bayern Munich, Reuters News Agency, MEMEBOX
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise64%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 155 reviews while SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is ranked 7th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 6 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud writes "A flexible platform with good support and minimal downtime". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and Google App Engine, whereas SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, SAP S4HANA on AWS, Oracle Cloud, SAP Hybris on AWS and Lumen Symphony. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud report.

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