HANA & S/4HANA Articles

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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AWS Further Eases Database Migration Away From Oracle
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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The Realities of Upgrading SAP and Oracle Cloud ERP
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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How SAP Sucker Punched Customers with S/4HANA
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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HANA's Time in the Sun Has Finally Come to an End
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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What Detailed Functional Testing of SAP Fiori Shows
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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How Real is The Oracle Automated Database?
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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Did SAP Simply Reinvent the Wheel with HANA?
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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How to Understand What is a Transanlytical Database
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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How Accurate Was ASUG About Migrating to HANA?
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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The Discrepancy Between SAP and DSAG on S/4HANA's Growth
Executive Summary SAP on has made bizarre proposals regarding code pushdown (aka stored procedures) and Core Data Services. SAP explains Core Data Services as something innovative when SAP is just using new terminology to something quite old. As with Oracle, SAP is using CDSs to ...
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How Accurate are SAP's Arguments on Code Pushdown and CDSs
Executive Summary Relational databases are oversimplified by the ERD diagram. Complexities in relational databases mean that they are often not fully leveraged by applications. SAP targets low information buyers and provides a steady stream of inaccurate information around databases. The graphic above is a detailed ...
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The Suspicious Timing of SAP's Flip Flop on Processing in the Database
Executive Summary In extensive Fiori testing, the first thing we observed is how slow the interface is. This caused us to perform a speed test which we published here. Introduction The Fiori Cloud is a strange introduction by SAP. You will learn about the Fiori ...
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Why is the SAP Fiori Cloud So Slow?
Executive Summary SAP proposes that the fact HANA is an ACID compliant database is a new thing for databases. SAP is attempting to trick customers regarding fundamental concepts regarding databases. Introduction SAP has a long history of using the terms inaccurately. In this article, we ...
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How Accurate is SAP on Only HANA Being an ACID Database?
What This Article Covers How SAP Uses the Term Legacy Legacy When Applied to Non-HANA Databases Ding Ding Ding! Other Claims Introduction SAP has a long history of using the term legacy inaccurately. This is covered in the article How SAP Used and Abused the Term ...
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How Accurate is SAP in Calling Non HANA DBs Legacy?