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…

Where Did All of the Pro HANA Resources Disappear To?

Executive Summary For years HANA resources talked a brave game. However, in the March 2019 layoffs, HANA resources have become quiet as a mouse. Introduction We discussed the topic of the disappearing HANA resources with Eduardo Muniz at the Advantage Group. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this…

Why Did SAP Stop Reporting HANA Numbers After 2015?

Executive Summary SAP reported customer numbers on HANA — right up until 2015. The question we cover is what happened to this reporting and what it means. Video Introduction: Why Did SAP Stop Reporting HANA Numbers After 2015? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP has two ways of speaking in general. When…

SAP’s Layoffs and a Brightwork Warning on HANA

Executive Summary SAP recently had major layoffs in its HANA group. We analyze what this likely means for HANA. Introduction On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, SAP made a significant change to its senior HANA positions. SAP fired all the top HANA developers SAP fired the director of HANA labs This adds to the recent firing…

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How Accurate Was ASUG About Migrating to HANA?

Executive Summary ASUG wrote several inaccurate HANA statements and has provided really broken logic regarding SAP being a customer’s long-term partner, stating that other customers should move away from other vendors. One thing that ASUG will not address is the TCO of HANA. Video Introduction: How Accurate Was ASUG About Migrating to HANA? Text Introduction…

How Accurate are SAP’s Arguments on Code Pushdown and CDS?

Executive Summary SAP has made bizarre proposals regarding code pushdown (aka stored procedures) and Core Data Services. As with Oracle, SAP uses CDSs to restrict its customers’ options to better lock them into buying SAP. Video Introduction: How Truthful is SAP on Code Pushdown? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP has made…

The Suspicious Timing of SAP’s Flip Flop on Processing in the Database

Executive Summary The ERD diagram oversimplifies relational databases. Complexities in relational databases mean that they are often not fully leveraged by applications. SAP targets low information buyers and provides a steady stream of inaccurate information around databases. The graphic above explains SAP’s internal process of how SAP determines what is true and what technical viewpoints…

How Accurate is SAP on Only HANA Being an ACID Database?

Executive Summary SAP proposes that the fact HANA is an ACID compliant database is a new thing for databases. SAP is attempting to trick customers regarding fundamental concepts regarding databases. Introduction SAP has a long history of using the terms inaccurately, and they mostly never get called out in IT media outlets.┬áIn this article, we…

Has SAP HANA Become a MacGuffin?

Executive Summary HANA is presented as a desirable item without understanding what HANA entails. We observe that HANA may have become a MacGuffin for many customers. Introduction We have spent years analyzing an enormous amount of marketing information on HANA. After receiving numerous emails about how both SAP and SAP consulting companies explain and pitch…