Gartner Research


Published: 15 March 2019

ID: G00347886

Analyst(s): Henry Cook


Calls with Gartner clients indicate that the sizing of SAP HANA is often misunderstood. By following this guidance, technical professionals can reduce the risk of oversizing, undersizing or failing to adopt this platform when, in fact, they should.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Inventory of Existing Systems
    • New and Custom-Developed Systems
  • Step 1: Understand the Sizing Principles
    • SAP HANA Sizing
    • Define Data Temperature: Hot, Warm and Cold
    • Define the Size of Other Disk Data
    • Define Expansion and Configuration Options to Be Adopted
    • System Placement
    • Sizing Is a Collaborative Activity
  • Step 2: Choose the Right Sizing Method
    • Rules of Thumb and Formula
    • Quick Sizer
    • SAPS
    • Memory Sizing Reports
    • Solution Manager
    • Tailored Data Center Integration
  • Step 3: Anticipate Future Direction
    • Upgrade Variations
    • Test Before Going Live
  • Follow-Up
    • Continuously Monitor

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