References for Brightwork SAP HANA Performance Articles

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  • These are the references that were used for our SAP HANA Performance articles.

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This is the reference list for the SAP HANA Performance articles, as well as interesting quotes from these references at Brightwork Research & Analysis.

Reference #1: Article Titled:

What Do SAP Consultants Think HANA Zero Latency Means?

Reference #2: Article Titled:

Why HANA Has Problems with Transaction Processing

Reference #3: Article Titled:

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

Reference #4: Article Titled:

The Hidden Issue with the SD HANA Benchmarks

“SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) is a hardware-independent unit of measurement that describes the performance of a system configuration in the SAP environment. It is derived from the Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark, where 100 SAPS is defined as 2,000 fully business processed order line items per hour.

In technical terms, this throughput is achieved by processing 6,000 dialog steps (screen changes), 2,000 postings per hour in the SD Benchmark, or 2,400 SAP transactions.

In the SD benchmark, fully business processed means the full business process of an order line item: creating the order, creating a delivery note for the order, displaying the order, changing the delivery, posting a goods issue, listing orders, and creating an invoice.”

Reference #5: Article Titled:

The Four Hidden Issues with SAP’s HANA Analytics Benchmark…/9783319202327-c2.pdf (image for beauty pageant)

Reference #6: Article Titled:

The Problems with the Strange Lenovo HANA Benchmark

Reference #7: Article Titled:

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



Reference #8: Article Titled:

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



Reference #9: Article Titled:

What is the Actual Performance of HANA?

Memory-Optimized Transactions and Analytics in One Platform: Achieving Business Agility with Oracle Database (IDC Sponsored by Oracle)

OracleVoice: Oracle Challenges SAP On In-Memory Database Claims, John Soat, Oracle.

Benchmark Results Reveal the Benefits of Oracle Database In-Memory for SAP Applications, Oracle White Paper, September 2015

Behind the SAP BW EML Benchmark, John Appleby, Bluefin, March 19, 2015.


Reference #10: Article Titled:

Which is Faster HANA or Oracle 12C?


Reference #11: Article Titled:

Does SAP S/4HANA Actually Have a Simplified Data Model & Faster Financial Reconciliation?

Reference #12: Article Titled:

How to Get Clear on SAP’s Claims on S/4HANA

Reference #13: Article Titled:

Why SAP HANA Is Fast Database For Analytics


It should be noted that spinning disks are still used in HANA installation. But they are now primarily relegated to backup and archival, so their reduced speed does not interfere with the processing time of queries.

Compression is its area of specialty within database design. Database administrators can choose from different approaches or compression algorithms.

Regarding hardware, overall hardware advances have been benefiting all computer users for some time, and the rightful claimants to these benefits are the hardware manufacturers, not the software vendors. This is a typical progression in computer technology.