SAP HANA vs Traditional Database
SAP is going for innovation as it introduces SAP HANA, a new type of database that is developed by SAP. You might ask what’s the difference between a TRADITIONAL DATABASE and SAP HANA? Paul Martin Marriott, Lead for SAP’s HANA business in Asia Pacific & Japan gives us an idea of the major differences between the two.
Limitations of traditional databases
Traditional databases like as we all know can only manage a single business workload at any given time. If you need to manage several businesses that means the data on that database need to be duplicated. As more and more data are replicated it creates a stress on the system and hinders delivery of real time business insights.
According to Paul Marriott, “It gets even more complicated if we want to look at multiple types of data at the same time. Let’s use finance data coupled with merchandising, sales or customer data as an example. Over the last 20 years, organizations have been duplicating existing data into a data warehouse. The sheer size of this data makes it a challenge to collate the data warehouse in a timely manner. Organizations are forced to summarize and aggregate the data, resulting in a loss of detail and compromising business performance.”
What’s the SAP HANA difference?
SAP HANA is an in-memory database system. It removes the limitation of traditional databases by creating a single platform for transaction, operational, warehousing, machine, event and unstructured data. It operates on one real-time system operating on one copy of data that supports any type of business workload simultaneously.
By utilizing SAP HANA, data instantly becomes available in real-time speed. This means that business can immediately produce the data they need whenever and wherever they want it. It will allow decision maker to have access to business insights and statistics instantly.
“SAP HANA is at the core of SAP’s strategy. It has enabled us to build powerful new applications including S/4 HANA and provide our customers a platform to innovate. SAP HANA has become the engine that powers our cloud and business networks,” added Marriott.
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Reference: SAP HANA – The Ultimate Simplifier (Part 1)