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SAP Database Migration Factory Program

More than 30,000 customers have invested in SAP HANA to achieve real-time, end-to-end awareness of their businesses. Companies finally have a single business data platform to process information coming from all channels to drive continuous innovation, predict business outcomes and uncover new business opportunities.

SAP HANA was once perceived as an SAP ERP database, now is becoming the most preferred platform for data warehousing and enterprise Geodatabase of choice for customers planning to modernize and start their digital transformation journey.

On the path to modernization and digital transformation, companies often struggle due to several reasons – complexity (current architecture), risk to business, technology selection, evaluate business value including TCO/ROI, skills and resources.

SAP Database Migration Factory Program is a global initiative from SAP to help customers with the most optimized architecture, cross platform integration, manage modernization risks, and end-to-end migration strategy to SAP HANA in the cloud and on-premises. This program helps fast track customers on the modernization and digital transformation journey.

SAP Database Migration Factory Program Scope: Migrate and modernize 3rd party data platform to SAP HANA across the following solution areas,

  • Custom Applications, including 3rd party Enterprise Data warehouse
  • SAP Business Applications (SoH, SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA)
  • Esri Geodatabase running any 3rd party database
  • ISV Applications running any 3rd party database
  • Sybase upgrades and Sybase + SAP HANA Migrations

SAP Database Migration factory Program Service Offerings: Most of the services are delivered at no-cost to customers by SAP Database Migration Factory’s virtual team, comprising experienced migration architects, DBA and developers from SAP approved SI partners and/or SAP Services under SAP’s supervision and support. Our assessment services offerings includes,

1. Optimal Database Migration Planning

  • Optimal Architecture and deployment leveraging key innovations and capabilities in SAP HANA and not just deliver lift and shift migrations.
  • Reduce and manage migration risks across data + database migration, application remediation (ensure consistent functionality and superior performance), efficient testing and deliver near zero downtime migrations with zero impact to business continuity.
  • SAP HANA Sizing is the first question customers ask when migrating disk-based database to SAP HANA. Migration Factory team can help define the optimal architecture to manage data on SAP HANA and calculate the size of SAP HANA (hot and warm storage) that can effectively and efficiently manage current and future data volumes on cloud and on-premise.

2. Risk Free Migrations

  • Knowledge Factory helps customers with re-usable assets, templates, accumulate and share migration experience and learnings across customers across region
  • POC / Prototype are delivered to showcase key innovations, capabilities and migration feasibility to SAP HANA
  • Promote Automation Tools and accelerators from SAP and partners to maximize automation and reduce manual efforts.
    • SAP® Advanced SQL Migration tool from SAP, lets you migrate custom applications from third-party databases to SAP databases. The tool automatically converts SQL queries, stored procedures, and database schema to reduce the effort, complexity, and risk of migrating your custom applications to SAP database platforms.

3. Business and Economic Value

  • Value/TCO/ROI with different migration TCO/ROI calculators built from multiple customer experiences, can help justify value and economic benefits of migrating database to SAP HANA

To learn more about SAP’s database migration program and to get started, talk to your SAP Account Executive or write to

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      Author's profile photo Stani Agas
      Stani Agas

      Great Blog.

      Author's profile photo Syam Krishnan
      Syam Krishnan

      Great blog. With clear information.