SAP HANA Architecture

Why Pressure SAP to Port S/4HANA to AnyDB?

Executive Summary Oracle presents an excellent case for not following SAP on implementing S/4HANA. We explain the logic for pressuring SAP on creating S/4AnyDB. Introduction SAP aggressively pushed for companies to implement S/4HANA. However, S/4HANA has a massive liability in its data model, which requires extensive code remediation. All of this comes with HANA, but…

SAP HANA Architecture

Is Hasso Plattner and SAP Correct About Database Aggregates?

Executive Summary Hasso Plattner and SAP made several statements around the necessity of removing aggregates. In this article, we debate this claim. Introduction We debated the benefits of HANA aggregates with Vinnie Mirchandani. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this article and other related Brightwork articles, see this…

SAP HANA Architecture

How to Understand AWS’s Multibase Versus SAP’s Singbase Approach

Executive Summary SAP has been proposing that all companies should use a single database type and buy HANA. AWS’s CTO explains the benefits of the multi-base approach. Introduction to Multibase What is often left out of the analysis of database advice from commercial software vendors is how biased and self-centered it is. Commercial database vendors don’t provide…

SAP HANA Architecture

How HANA Takes 30 to 40 Times the Memory of Other Databases

Executive Summary HANA takes enormous levels of memory compared to competing databases. HANA has continual timeout issues that are in part due to HANA’s problem managing memory. Introduction to HANA’s Problems with Managing Memory SAP’s database competitors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, have internal groups that focus on memory optimization. Memory optimization (in databases) is…

SAP HANA Architecture

Getting Clear on SAP S/4HANA Simple Finance & Simple Logistics

Executive Summary The reason that HANA, in the name of S/4HANA, tells us interesting things about what SAP is communicating to customers. It is unheard of to place the database in the name of the application. Simple Finance and Simple Logistics are immature applications. S/4HANA’s Simple Logistics missed its release date. Introduction to S/4HANA Naming…