Wrong: “SAP HANA is 5-50X more expensive than Exalytics.” 1 TB HANA H/W would cost $362K, and SAP HANA software would cost $3.75 M.
Right: For 1 TB we expect H/W to cost $40-$60K (not $362K) and software to be also dramatically less expensive than touted here. Also SAP HANA is available at price points for different market segments.
It ranges from HANA edge for small-business with appropriate prices (e.g. $12K for a single node H/W + $2K for HANA for SAP B1 Analytics on HANA) to very large scenarios of greater than 100TB of memory. Customers can also buy SAP HANA for an app (BW, BPC, CO-PA, Smart Meter Analytics, etc.) or for data marts and data warehousing. BW on HANA for Data warehouse sizes of 40 TB is very competitive. Also, HANA pricing is inclusive of everything customers need – test, development and QA environments and support. There is no need to buy other software for data loading and movement, storage acceleration (e.g. Exadata) etc. Considering all this – for a 512 GB u
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)