SAP HANA Pros and Cons

SAP HANA Pros

reviewer1386300
Database Consultant at a pharma/biotech company
SAP HANA is vertically and horizontally scalable.
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reviewer1353810
Software Engineer - Data at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Its in-memory capabilities are good, which is why many companies still use it.
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reviewer992160
Managing Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
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.
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AllaShlafir
Development & ERP Technologies Department Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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MuktiSahu
Head IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
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.
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Ali Mirnia
Chief Executive Officer at Redment
We've had good experiences with technical support.
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David Mbugua
Group General Manager-ICT at a consumer goods company with 501-1,000 employees
The performance in terms of processing time is unmatched due to the in-memory processing capability.
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Ali Mirnia
Chief Executive Officer at Redment
The performance is very, very good. It's one of the best aspects of the solution.
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Ahmed_Adel
Solution Architect at SAFE-SAS
It has a very huge bandwidth and data transfer.
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TestManager9901
Test Manager (global) at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy.
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SAP HANA Cons

reviewer1386300
Database Consultant at a pharma/biotech company
High availability and disaster recovery are very poor in HANA.
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reviewer1353810
Software Engineer - Data at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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).
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reviewer992160
Managing Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it.
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Learn what your peers think about SAP HANA. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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AllaShlafir
Development & ERP Technologies Department Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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MuktiSahu
Head IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
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.
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Ali Mirnia
Chief Executive Officer at Redment
The solution is very expensive for us.
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David Mbugua
Group General Manager-ICT at a consumer goods company with 501-1,000 employees
The product is very demanding on memory requirements.
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Ali Mirnia
Chief Executive Officer at Redment
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.
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Ahmed_Adel
Solution Architect at SAFE-SAS
The solution is very expensive, however. The pricing depends on the number of users and many other factors that affect licensing.
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TestManager9901
Test Manager (global) at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
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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Learn what your peers think about SAP HANA. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.