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"If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy.""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.""Integration is the most valuable feature we use SAP HANA for.""One feature I find very valuable, is the response time of the application on the database memory.""The functionality is of the solution is very good.""The data storage requirement is reduced from the original database to the HANA database.""The user interface is very good. You can do any kind of reporting analytics from the platform.""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."

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"Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database."

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"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.""The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it.""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.""If the developers were to enhance or improve the application logic while processing the transactions, that would be great.""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.""I think that the pricing is high and it needs improvement.""When you do a report on a non-SAP platform, you face some compatibility problems.""The user experience should be better. Its user interface is not good. I also don't like the transition concept."

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"The organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future."

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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?""It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast.""SAP HANA is an expensive product.""It is expensive.""Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap.""The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive.""The price of this product is good.""We pay $200 on a monthly basis."

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"The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades."

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Top Answer: It is very stable and very innovative. You can integrate many applications with it.
Top Answer: We pay for a maintenance license, and the licensing cost is high. In general, it is a very expensive solution.
Top Answer: The worst thing about SAP HANA is the price; it's very expensive. The licensing cost, implementation cost, hosting cost, and appliance cost are all high.
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Also Known As
SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
Sybase IQ
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Overview

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.

SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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Sample Customers
Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company18%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Logistics Company9%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Financial Services Firm67%
Healthcare Company11%
Insurance Company11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
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Computer Software Company37%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government6%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
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SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 26 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 12th in Relational Databases with 1 review. SAP HANA is rated 8.0, while SAP IQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP IQ writes "An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression". SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Apache Spark and Vertica, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with Apache Hadoop, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Oracle Database, Snowflake and SQL Server.

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