Why it is Likely That HANA Underperforms SQL Server

Executive Summary We have obtained reports of SQL Server outperforming HANA. We analyze the hardware specification differences that lie beneath SQL Server versus HANA. Why are IT departments not noticing that HANA’s performance is so unimpressive versus dramatically less expensive databases?  This article was updated as of February 2021.  Video Introduction: Why it is Likely…

What Do SAP Consultants Think HANA Zero Latency Means?

Executive Summary To contradict our research conclusions on SAP HANA, one SAP resource attempted to redefine the term latency. What happened after this SAP consultant was questioned on this point? Introduction SAP resources are desperate to undermine Brightwork Research & Analysis. And they come up with creative ways to undermine our conclusions. This is one…

Why SAP HANA Has Problems with Transaction Processing

Executive Summary HANA has performance problems when supporting transaction processing applications like S/4HANA. We cover one possible reason for this. Video Introduction: Why SAP HANA Has Problems with Transaction Processing Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP proposed that HANA is optimal for processing either OLAP or OLTP. And SAP had a specific…

How Accurate Was IFS on the Potential of In Memory Computing?

Executive Summary Dan Matthews, the CTO of IFS, wrote an article about memory. We review how accurate he was in his article. Introduction Dan Matthews’s paper 3 Things Business Decision Makers Need to Know About In Memory Enterprise Software was published in May 2017. Our References for This Article If you want to see our…

The Four Hidden Issues with SAP’s HANA Analytics Benchmark

Executive Summary SAP developed a new benchmark to make HANA look good. We cover the problems with creating a benchmark for BW. Introduction 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…

A HANA Performance and HANA on Azure Case Study

Executive Summary SAP has made enormous claims around HANA, but data points from the field contradict these claims. In this article, we cover one of these case studies. Video Introduction: A HANA Performance and HANA on Azure Case Study Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) We have covered in the article, How Accurate…

The Problems with the Strange Lenovo HANA Benchmark

Executive Summary Lenovo published a benchmark of ECC on AnyDB versus S/4HANA on HANA. We cover the problems with this benchmark. Video Introduction: The Problems with the Strange Lenovo HANA Benchmark Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) On April 10, 2018, Lenovo published the technical paper, Lenovo SAP S/4HANA Scale out – Cycle…

How to Understand Why HANA is a Mismatch for S/4HANA and ECC

Executive Summary SAP has proposed that HANA is a perfect fit for ERP. However, the evidence is that there is no advantage of HANA for ERP systems, but there are many disadvantages. In this article, we discuss where our data comes from related to HANA’s mismatch. Video Introduction: S/4HANA’s Mismatch with ERP Systems Text Introduction (Skip…

What is the Accuracy of CONSILIO IT on MRP on HANA Performance?

Executive Summary This is the Consilio S/4HANA, which is part of our research study. We evaluate the accuracy of this case study. Introduction CONSILIO IT is an SAP consulting partner, and consulting partners usually provide highly inaccurate information about SAP. CONSILIO IT makes many peculiar claims in this article, including the idea that MRP processing…