Well, I recently got together with a friend of mine, and one of the topics turned to SAP HANA. Well, up to now, my perception of HANA was just a lot of hype. It seemed like it was just the latest buzzword that SAP invented, and if you keep talking about something enough, people will buy it. While this approach hasn’t yet worked for me, maybe I need to try it 🙂
Up to now I only knew that HANA was built around RAM vs. HDD space. So for everything that I’ve heard, you buy a bunch of new hardware, then everything ran faster. Well, after talking to my friend, I feel like I was right and wrong, at the same time 🙂 So, from what learned, HANA is basically going to become a replacement for the database that SAP runs on. So instead of using Oracle, soon you’ll be using HANA. The concept with this is that the table structures, views, etc. have been changed to optimize the structures within the database. Since the hardware is enhanced to handle to operate with more memory, the need to have simplified structures or even views is gone, so instead the DB can handle bigger tables.
While this may be true, it still seems to me that this is technology that is geared toward new customers or installations. It seems like this is unlikely to be embraced by existing installations, at least until they are mandated to. Of course, I’d love to hear your opinions on this.
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