Gartner Research

Impact of SAP Hana on Data Warehousing Is Modest but Progressing

Published: 05 December 2014

ID: G00259786

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali, Donald Feinberg

Summary

SAP Hana entered the DBMS market over three years ago. As new capabilities and use cases are added, its impact on data warehousing and analytical solutions is complex and confusing and still generating questions from information management leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • SAP Business Suite powered by SAP Hana does not remove the need for a data warehouse, but it can simplify the way organizations perform their operational reporting and analytics
  • SAP BW powered by SAP Hana has improved customer experience through performance improvement and ease of administration
  • With SAP Hana, combining SAP and non-SAP data will become simpler, but adoption of SAP Hana for custom-built enterprise data warehouses is still rare

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