Compare MySQL vs. SAP HANA

MySQL is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 7 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 11 reviews. MySQL is rated 7.8, while SAP HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of MySQL writes "Easy to use with a straightforward setup but requires better replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "We can get more tenders because of the lower cost while providing a better product or service". MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, IBM Db2 and Oracle Database, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and Oracle Database In-Memory. See our MySQL vs. SAP HANA report.
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Pros
The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect.The solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature.It creates a unified view of the entire architecture and performance factor, helping to manage the network more easily.It has a remote access feature to manage the database from a remote location. This enables in-work collaboration.I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.

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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.

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From a user perspective, the initial setup could be simplified a bit.The replication needs improvement. It's becoming a native cloud product like Oracle DB or Cockroach DB.The only service which could be improved is its usability. The entire user experience needs to be revamped to meet the 2018 design standards.When working with a cluster wide, I have to use the MySQL cluster version.I feel that some tools which make it easier to create queries or make it easier for other functions would be really interesting to see.Some problems with big table operations, and a struggle to keep the servers responding in peak situations.

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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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up.

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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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SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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Overview

Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.

MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.

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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Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
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University20%
Non Tech Company8%
Mining And Metals Company8%
Software R&D Company8%
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Software R&D Company21%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
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Energy/Utilities Company25%
Transportation Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company6%
Retailer5%
Find out what your peers are saying about MySQL vs. SAP HANA and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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