The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015
Forrester released a report on the 3rd of August, placing SAP on the top quadrant of the “In-Memory Database Platforms”.
SAP Hana continues to have the highest adoption, largely because of its distributed and integrated solutions with SAP applications. SAP Hana continues to have the highest adoption, largely because of its distributed and integrated solutions with SAP applications.
The in-memory database platform is relatively new, and it is part of the wider spectrum data management. CIO’s IT managers, and Enterprise architecture professionals invest in this technology of “in-memory database platforms” in order to support real-time analytics, and intensive transactions, driven by mobility related transaction, Internet of Things (IoT), and web workloads.
Application developers have been leaning toward in-memory platform to build new applications that are able to deliver unprecedented performance and responsiveness.
SAP Hana is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system (RDBMS) that’s designed to support transactions and complex query processing on the same data set.
- SAP has gained more than 7,000 customers since Hana’s launch in 2011.Its go-to-market message focuses on its multimode distributed shared-nothing in-memory platform, real-time analytics, columnar data format, advanced compression, and data services layer.
- Most enterprises use SAP Hana for in-memory data marts, SAP Business Warehouse, SAP S/4 Hana, and SAP Business Suite; additionally, application development with non-SAP applications is starting to ramp up.
- SAP continues to invest significantly in Hana in engineering and marketing, specifically focusing on dynamic data tiering, big data, granular security, cloud, modeling, and enhanced levels of automation.
- SAP offers the SAP Hana Cloud Platform, an open platform-as-a-service providing an in-memory database and application services to build, extend, or integrate business applications, this is offered for customers that want to leverage in-memory on a cloud platform. Hana is also available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), although most AWS customers are small and medium-sized businesses.