How Accurate Was SAP on All Non HANA Databases Being Legacy?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about all non-HANA databases being legacy?
  • The truth about all non-HANA databases being legacy?

What SAP Said About All Non-HANA Databases Being Legacy?

SAP frequently stated that HANA was so much better and so much more innovative than any other database that customers should begin replacing already installed databases with HANA. One of the marketing messages used by SAP was to claim that all databases that were not HANA were legacy.

The Truth About All Non-HANA Databases Being Legacy?

As covered in the article, What is the Actual Performance of HANA? there is no evidence that HANA is faster than other competing databases such as Oracle 12c, IBM Blu, or MS SQL Server. And as covered in the article¬†HANA as a Mismatch for S/4HANA and ERP, HANA appears to perform worse than previous versions of these competitors for transactions and processing intensive functions such as running MRP. One cannot introduce a database that performs worse than databases (mainly if it offers not other advantages) that preceded¬†them and call those databases “legacy.”

It is illogical.

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Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for its use of the term legacy to describe all databases that weren’t HANA.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic, that support 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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