For years John Appleby provided information about HANA to the market.
This is a study that measure's John Appleby's accuracy.
HANA was introduced in 2011, although little actually happened with HANA in 2011. In 2012 and particularly into 2013 and forward, John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions published large amounts of inaccurate HANA information. Appleby's inaccuracies were so extensive...
We review how Chris Eaton severely beat him in a debate on HANA.
John Appleby's article on the SAP HANA blog was titled What In-Memory Database for SAP BW? A Comparison of the Major Vendors and was published on Nov 13, 2013. In this article's comments section, let us see how Appleby...
SAP's often deliberately obtuse clauses that confused customers, and this clause restricts what customers can do with installing applications with S/4HANA.
I recently had a colleague send me this quotation from the S/4HANA 1610 Simplification List. He was extremely surprised by this quotation and asked me to analyze it.
This article will review this clause, what it most likely...
SAP developed a new benchmark to make HANA look good.
We cover the problems with creating a benchmark for BW.
After SAP HANA was released in 2011, SAP created the BW-EML benchmark (renamed the BWAML) and the BWH benchmark. Both of these benchmarks were for SAP's BW application. SAP published no HANA benchmarks for any other SAP application...
A major part of SAP HANA pricing is database sizing.
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