SAP HANA False Claims

The Results of the Brightwork SAP HANA Survey

Executive Summary This is the publication of the results of our survey on SAP HANA. These results are quite contrary to what both SAP and SAP’s consulting partners said about HANA. Introduction We ran a poll on the Brightwork website, asking detailed questions of those who had experiences with HANA. We are publishing this poll…

SAP HANA False Claims

Why Did SAP Pivot the Explanation of HANA In Memory?

Executive Summary SAP has a very different explanation of how HANA’s memory management than when SAP introduced HANA. We address why this pivot occurred. Video Introduction: Why Did SAP Pivot the Explanation of HANA In Memory? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP first introduced the idea that HANA would load all data…

SAP HANA False Claims

How SAP Copied the VW Condescension Argument with HANA

Executive Summary When VW denied its emission cheating, it used the condescension argument. SAP deployed this same strategy against those that questioned their claims around HANA. Video Introduction: How SAP Copied the VW Condescension Argument with HANA Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) When SAP began aggressively promoting HANA around 2012, it made…

SAP HANA False Claims

How to Evaluate the Proposed Benefits of SAP HANA

Executive Summary HANA is usually discussed by those that promote HANA. Why it is essential to separate the generalized statements from the specific improvements. Video Introduction: How to Evaluate the Proposed Benefits of SAP HANA Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) As anyone who works in SAP knows, HANA has been the largest…

SAP HANA False Claims

How Accurate Was SAP on Becoming the #2 Database Vendor by 2015?

Executive Summary Steve Lucas stated that SAP would become the #2 database vendor by 2015. What happened regarding this prediction? Video Introduction: How Accurate Was SAP on Becoming the #2 Database Vendor by 2015? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) The following quotations come from the article SAP: We’ll Be No. 2 Database…

SAP HANA False Claims

Is Bärbel Winkler Correct the Brightwork SAP Layoff Article Was Fake News?

Executive Summary Barbel Winkler of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG stated that Brightwork created fake news with its layoff and HANA coverage. We analyze this article for logic and information provided. Introduction Several months ago, we wrote the article SAP’s Layoffs and a Brightwork Warning on HANA, which went viral and brought down our…

SAP HANA False Claims

The Chalfen Accuracy Checker: A Study into Mark Chalfen’s Accuracy on S/4HANA and SOH

Executive Summary For years Mark Chalfen provided information about HANA, S/4HANA, and SOH to the market. This is a study that measure’s Mark Chalfen’s accuracy. Introduction Mark Chalfen of Bluefin Solutions published several blog posts around S/4HANA, SOH, and also HANA. This study was created to catalog many (but certainly not all) of Chalfen’s statements…

SAP HANA False Claims

How Accurate Was SAP on ERP SD No Longer Being a Transaction Processing Module?

Executive Summary SAP proposed that the SD benchmark is no longer applicable because the way customers used SD has changed. We review the accuracy of this claim. Introduction SAP’s stance on SD benchmarks is curious. In this article, we will review the history and accuracy of SAP’s claim regarding benchmark applicability. Our References for This…

SAP HANA False Claims

How Were SAP’s Claims True if HANA is Now Not a Differentiator?

Executive Summary SAP made enormous claims around HANA that no other database could match it. Now an approved analyst for SAP states that SAP does not see HANA as a differentiator. Introduction We found something inquisitive in a press release about HANA. Remember, this is a press release, so someone paid to push this material…