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2 responses to “SAP’s In-memory Hana Database Appliance Gets Apped”

  1. KG

    It would be nice if you put a disclosure (are your services used by SAP) and get a little bit more indepth knowledge. This whole in-memory seems mis-leading given that most serious analytics are done over several 10s or 100s of TBs (ever heard of Hadoop, HBase, TeraData, Aster Data, Vertica?) in a parallel fashion. And all of these DBs have been on the market for several years, solving real problems for companies like Zynga. AsterData runs on top of mySQL (Oracle). Even Sybase has a real column oriented DB called IQ. So Hana is at least 5 years too late to the market and faces some formidable competition. Plus it does not even get anywhere close to OLTP, which now know Oracle and IBM dominate at the high end. Please do your home work before writing stuff like this.

  2. @Sygyzmundovych

    Hi KG. The way things were done in the past should not block thinking about the way things should be done in the future. There is a lot of misunderstanding (partially caused by industry analysts) about SAP HANA, its purpose and its positioning, that all lead to unnecessary noise. I tried to correct some of those in my series of blogs: http://bit.ly/eWC4AN
    Having said that, you should rest assured that HANA kool-aid will dry up soon, because there are only two moments of truth: (1) the moment customer buys and (2) the moment customer uses. There is no other truth, even if someone thinks otherwise.