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The performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly.
We are able to execute very complex queries. Over 90 percent of our query executions are one second or less. We do millions of queries everyday.
The underlying hardware that IBM provides with this appliance is made for a specific purpose, to serve performance on a large amount of data, and to do analytics as well. It is faster, when you compare it to any other product.
The most valuable feature would be the fact that it has been running for awhile in an appliance format.
The benefit is really because of the additional speed that we have and, truth be told, the more updated ETL processes and the revamped scheduler in general.
The data governance prospect... from what I've seen, that is a really powerful tool as well, to help with data lineage and keeping track of that.
Distribution concurrency control.
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.
The scalability is not as expected. The capacity in the black box is not enough.
Our main problem with it is concurrency. When there are too many users running Netezza at the same time, this is when we have the most complaints.
We are not able to scale. The only way to scale is to get another appliance, but we have a customers who would need us to hydrate the data between the two appliances, and Netezza does not do that.
The only issue is that it's not expandable.
In terms of features that I would like to see, one is the ability to actually scale out an architecture. Right now, if you buy one, it's fixed. There is no scale-up availability at all.
Concurrency limit needs to be increased somewhat.
LIke Teradata, we can’t add a node/SPU to the existing appliance.
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
The pricing is very expensive. It has a lot CPUs with a lot of components in it. It also has built-in redundancy for resiliency reasons.
Netezza is a costly solution. It does serve a specific purpose but it's costlier than what's available in the market, if you go to the cloud.
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
|SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA|
|IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.|
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