HANA & S/4HANA Articles

Executive Summary S/4HANA code remediation is one of the most critical parts of S/4HANA implementations. In this article, we will explain why it is important to pull the remediation effort forward. Introduction S/4HANA means radical changes in the code that companies have developed. In this ...
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Why It Is Important to Pull Forward S/4HANA Code Remediation
Executive Summary SAP along with many entities made projections about S/4HANA's ability to be implemented. Four years into S/4HANA who was right and who was wrong? Introduction This article was published on Feb 8th 2019. S/4HANA just had its 4th birthday as it was introduced ...
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Who Was Right About S/4HANA's Readiness?
Executive Summary SAP provides advice for remediating code for HANA. We review the quality of this advice (as well as the organization of SAP content) for helping the client rather than helping SAP. Introduction SAP has published its perspective on remediating code for HANA. Both ...
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How to Understand Code Remediation Tools for HANA
Executive Summary SAP provides advice for remediating code for S/4HANA. We review the quality of this advice (as well as the organization of SAP content) for helping the client rather than helping SAP. Introduction SAP has published its perspective on remediating code for S/4HANA. Both ...
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How to Understand SAP's Advice on S/4HANA Code Remediation
Executive Summary Forrester created another TCO/ROI study that was paid for by SAP. We review the accuracy of this Forrester SAP S4HANA study. Introduction Forrester has a history of taking money from SAP and then producing exactly the outcome results that SAP would have wanted ...
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How to Understand Forrester's Fake S/4HANA TCO Study
Executive Summary SAP offers trials of its products that can be brought up on AWS, GCP, and Azure. However, there can be issues with bringing these trials up and working. Introduction SAP images on AWS or GCP are quite limited. This is something which should give ...
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The Problem with the S/4HANA Trial on AWS
Executive Summary For years SAP proposed that applications on HANA would remove the need for a data warehouse. Now the message is changing, and B/4HANA is back in the mix. Introduction The original presentation of S/4HANA was that because of HANA, and the reporting schemas ...
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Why Does S/4HANA Need B/4HANA for Analytics?
Executive Summary SAP has been proposing that all companies should use a single database type and that they should buy HANA. AWS's CTO explains the benefits of the multi-base approach. Introduction to Multibase What is often left out of the analysis of database advice from commercial software ...
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How to Understand AWS's Multibase Versus SAP's Singbase Approach
Executive Summary SAP filed a motion to dismiss Teradata's complaint. How accurate are the statements proposed in the motion to dismiss? Introduction to the SAP vs Teradata Lawsuit Teradata filed a complaint against SAP in June of 2018 asserting many things that Brightwork Research & ...
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How True is SAP's Motion to Dismiss Teradata's Complaint?
Executive Summary HANA takes extremely enormous levels of memory compared to competing databases. HANA has continual timeout issues that are in part due to HANA's problem managing memory. Introduction to HANA's Problems with Managing Memory SAP’s database competitors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, have internal ...
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How HANA Takes 30 to 40 Times the Memory of Other Databases
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. Introduction to HANA CPU Consumption A second major issue in addition to memory overconsumption with HANA is CPU consumption ...
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How to Understand HANA's High CPU Consumption
Executive Summary HANA has the most expensive hardware in its category. This brings up important questions regarding the management of development and test environments. Introduction to HANA Development and Test Environments Development and testing environments are always critical, but with HANA the issue is of ...
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How to Manage HANA's Complex Development and Test Environments
Executive Summary How AWS's new heterogeneous migration targets Oracle. Understanding how AWS's Managed Services reduces a company's reliance on Oracle support. Introduction Oracle has based its database business around lock-in. As I have covered in previous articles, there is an immense opportunity to reduce costs ...
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AWS Further Eases Database Migration Away From Oracle
Executive Summary Upgrades for cloud ERP applications are not very straightforward. Often organizations using ERP have limited resources to devote to adopting new capabilities as they are released by vendors. They’re also wary of pushing aggressive updates that can have a large impact on various ...
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The Realities of Upgrading SAP and Oracle Cloud ERP
Executive Summary SAP continually overstates of the number of S/4HANA customers that are live. SAP has misled customer how much cost and time S/4HANA is for ECC customers minimizing the problems with S/4HANA. Introduction SAP's S/4HANA is an interesting product. It is made more interesting ...
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How SAP Sucker Punched Customers with S/4HANA