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"It is a reliable database warehouse solution that is transparent to the end user.""The performance of the solution is impeccable.""The solution has very robust integrity due to how it is designed and implemented.""On-prem, Oracle is the number one database technology.""The feature that I worked with and that excited me the most is one that is not available in other databases, and it involves the use of Java Runtime.""From a database product perspective, I would say, they're good in what they provide. There's not much concern.""The reliability is the solution's most valuable feature. We've had great success with the solution.""We find technical support to be very responsive. They briefly describe everything on phone and we handle the operations. I'd say we've been more than satisfied with their level of service. They're quite helpful and knowledgeable."

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"Its in-memory capabilities are good, which is why many companies still use it.""The solution is extremely stable. That's the most important aspect of the solution, for our organization. There is no downtime, and the performance is very good.""We've had good experiences with technical support.""The performance is very, very good. It's one of the best aspects of the solution.""The feature that I like the most is that we can transport the data to our web data application. SAP HANA's performance is really perfect. We're working on big data, and SAP HANA is really working on high performance. We are happy working with it.""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."

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"The pricing is the one sticking point for the solution because it is very expensive.""While working with 20-30 terabytes is okay using this solution, if you have Big Data, data that's much bigger than that, you will run into issues. It's a problem I have right now. They should support much more data.""The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing.""Oracle needs to improve its cluster technologies. They need to improve in the cluster technology using ARC due to the fact that sometimes people think that they have a redundant server when they are using ARC with the cluster and think that will increase the performance. In reality, if they are using ii with a big workload, sometimes the performance is not increasing, and can sometimes actually impacts it in such a way that there's some degradation in the performance.""The integration with other vendor solutions needs improvement. It is difficult to connect to other hardware.""If their database encryption features could come in bytes, that would be a major improvement. They should bring the encryption model to their standard databases as well.""The main thing we find could use improvement is the licensing costs. It is quite expensive relative to other database vendors. Cost always comes up as an issue for us as we consider upgrade paths. It's not as easy as we would like it to be.""We don't really find that any features are lacking."

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"SAP HANA is a very proprietary tool and there's not as much support available for it as there is for an SQL Server (which is more popular).""I'd just like to see some more improvements done on the training, both on the functional training and technical training sides as a part of the complete solution.""The solution is very expensive for us.""There's an issue in the partition. When you record more than two million records, partitioning does not work well. In Oracle it's easy. SAP must resolve this issue in order to be more competitive with Oracle.""The user experience should be better. Its user interface is not good. I also don't like the transition concept.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries.""Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing.""It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag."

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"It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast.""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?"

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Yes, you can. The tech product will stay the same, what you need is to become an ISV (Independent Software vendor) Partner in the Oracle Partner Program, and negotiate an ESL (Embedded Software… more »
Top Answer: Per all previous posts "it depends". Platform, type of use and ability to be stable for the work-load are the concerns. Finding Oracle skills vs DB2 skills in the mainframe world is an area where… more »
Top Answer: I have used IBM's DB2 Database on-premise. IBM also has DB2 on Cloud. DB2 does have replication tools. We have used MIMIX. It is also a relational database. It supports SQL, stored procedures and… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is expensive and it should be broken into two products. People who are technical will accept the cost, but financially they will assess whether this solution will bring them revenue or… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
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Oracle 12c, RDBMSSAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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Overview

Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Database vs. SAP HANA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 20 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 15 reviews. Oracle Database is rated 8.2, while SAP HANA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Very robust, ideal for companies that need mission-critical databases, and extremely mature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Needs more integration capabilities and support for other programming languages but is pretty flexible". Oracle Database is most compared with SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, Tibero, MySQL and Teradata, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL, Apache Spark, Oracle Database In-Memory and IBM Db2 Database. See our Oracle Database vs. SAP HANA report.

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