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. Video Introduction: Why Pressure SAP to Port S/4HANA to AnyDB? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP aggressively pushed for companies to implement S/4HANA. However, S/4HANA has a massive…

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…

Does Moving to ECC on HANA or Suite on HANA Make Any Sense?

Executive Summary SAP proposed that ECC customers should move to HANA to prepare for S/4HANA. We evaluate the logic of this proposal. Introduction We received the following question in our article on SAP Layoffs and a Warning on HANA? Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this article and…

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. Video Introduction: Multibase Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) What is often left out of the analysis of database advice from commercial software vendors is how biased and…

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. Video Introduction: HANA’s Problems with Managing Memory Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP’s database competitors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, have internal groups that focus…

How to Understand The Reasons for HANA’s High CPU Consumption

Executive Summary HANA has high CPU consumption due to HANA’s design. The CPU consumption is explained by SAP, but we review whether the explanation makes sense. Video Introduction: HANA CPU Consumption Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) We have covered the issues with SAP HANA that are censored by SAP, SAP consulting firms,…

SAP’s Big Idea: ERP Data and Big Data on the Same Database?

Executive Summary SAP proposes that ERP and Big Data should reside on the same database. We evaluate the reasonableness of this proposal for using one giant database. Video Introduction: SAP’s Big Idea: ERP Data and Big Data on the Same Database? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP has been proposing that there…

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. Video Introduction: S/4HANA Naming…