How Accurate Was SAP About HANA Being 100,000x Faster Than Any Other Technology in the World?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said that that HANA was 10,000x faster than any other technology in the world.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About HANA Being 100,000x Faster Than Any Other Technology in the World

In the same Forbes article in 2012, Bill McDermott also stated the following:

“The idea was to create a way to Google your own data in main memory, to create much faster decision making cycle. 100,000x faster than any other technology in the world,”

What is the Reality of HANA’s Performance?

At Brightwork we have analyzed all of SAP’s performance claims regarding HANA. Not only is HANA not “100,000x faster than any other technology in the world,” it is most likely slower than competing alternatives, as is covered in the article HANA as a Mismatch for S/4HANA and ERP.

And in the article What is the Actual Performance of HANA?

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating on HANA being 100,000x faster than any other technology in the world.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles into a specific topic, that supports a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.

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