HANA & S/4HANA Articles

Executive Summary SAP has been proposing that all companies should use a single database type and that they should buy HANA. AWS's CTO explains the benefits of the multi-base approach. Introduction to Multibase What is often left out of the analysis of database advice from commercial software ...
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Executive Summary SAP filed a motion to dismiss Teradata's complaint. How accurate are the statements proposed in the motion to dismiss? Introduction to the SAP vs Teradata Lawsuit Teradata filed a complaint against SAP in June of 2018 asserting many things that Brightwork Research & ...
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Executive Summary HANA takes extremely enormous levels of memory compared to competing databases. HANA has continual timeout issues that are in part due to HANA's problem managing memory. Introduction to HANA's Problems with Managing Memory SAP’s database competitors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, have internal ...
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Executive Summary HANA has high CPU consumption due to HANA's design. The CPU consumption is explained by SAP, but we review whether the explanation makes sense. Introduction to HANA CPU Consumption A second major issue in addition to memory overconsumption with HANA is CPU consumption ...
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Executive Summary HANA has the most expensive hardware in its category. This brings up important questions regarding the management of development and test environments. Introduction to HANA Development and Test Environments Development and testing environments are always critical, but with HANA the issue is of ...
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Executive Summary How AWS's new heterogeneous migration targets Oracle. Understanding how AWS's Managed Services reduces a company's reliance on Oracle support. Introduction Oracle has based its database business around lock-in. As I have covered in previous articles, there is an immense opportunity to reduce costs ...
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Executive Summary Upgrades for cloud ERP applications are not very straightforward. Often organizations using ERP have limited resources to devote to adopting new capabilities as they are released by vendors. They’re also wary of pushing aggressive updates that can have a large impact on various ...
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Executive Summary SAP continually overstates of the number of S/4HANA customers that are live. SAP has misled customer how much cost and time S/4HANA is for ECC customers minimizing the problems with S/4HANA. Introduction SAP's S/4HANA is an interesting product. It is made more interesting ...
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Executive Summary SAP has been forced to move HANA into the background of its marketing focus for various reasons. Trends shifted away from proprietary databases towards open source databases. Marketing claims about HANA being groundbreaking turned out to be false. HANA had no offerings that ...
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Executive Summary Most claims about how Fiori will improve user experience of S/4 HANA is based on marketing material from SAP. Testing shows that SAPGUI is still better than switching to Fiori. Under Brightwork’s testing, Fiori runs slowly. SAPGUI is faster and easier to use ...
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Executive Summary Oracle made many ridiculous claims about the autonomous or self-driving database. The reason for the creation of the autonomous database is because Oracle is losing business to the AWS RDS managed database service. Oracle makes is sound as if AI in Oracle's Automated ...
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Executive Summary SAP made many claims about HANA, but upon analysis, what SAP actually did with HANA is reinvent the wheel. SAP made these claims in order to push customers into replacing Oracle with HANA. We cover SAP proposals ranging from code pushdown to in-memory ...
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Executive Summary SAP has made a number of bizarre comments regarding translitical databases. Media entities are being paid by SAP to support SAP's messaging, Forrester being one example. Convergent IS also provides terrible quality and 100% promotional information on transanlytical databases. Introduction to the Transalytical ...
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Executive Summary ASUG wrote a number of inaccurate statements about HANA and has provided really broken logic regarding SAP being a customer's long-term partner, stating that other customers should move away from other vendors. One thing that ASUG will not address is the TCO of ...
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Executive Summary DSAG, the German-speaking SAP user group's survey of S/4HANA adoptions showed important distinctions from what SAP has been reporting to Wall Street. Introduction We have been saying for some time that SAP's numbers on S/4HANA do not add up. When perusing a survey ...
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