Pepsi Vs Coke, Samsung Vs Apple, SAP Vs Oracle or it’s you Vs your Wife .
It always burns calories.
Recently i came across two blogs where SAP and Oracle are once again Face to face comparing SAP HANA and Oracle Exalytics, Timesten.
Let’s see who is stronger to attract the customer:
Round 1: First the most valuable point which was mentioned was Price (TCO – total Cost of Ownership)
And it was a direct punch to Oracle as Steve Lucas (Global Executive Vice President and General Manager SAP Database & Technology, SAP) mentioned in his blog that “Any customer can purchase a license of SAP HANA Edge Edition for €40k” and it is less expensive in up-front cost than Oracle’s Exadata + Exalytics bundle, (plus all the derivative components you’ll need to make it work) the differences in total cost of ownership are substantial.”
Round 2: Second point which i noticed was “where’s the manageability and reliability?”
As SAP HANA is new born baby in the field of Database it was punch back.
According to author of oracleBI blog “It takes years to develop and perfect a complex product like database management system. Oracle database has been perfected over 30+ years and billions of dollars in R&D investment. TimesTen has been around for 15 years and is still being aggressively developed and perfected. SAP would like you to believe that HANA is enterprise ready from day one but dig deeper and you’ll find that HANA lacks basic features like clustering, high availability”
Round 3: Speed and Performance for large Data Volume:
Well This one is quite debatable Topic: But HANA keep on punching using its facts and figures.
HANA leverages parallel queries to efficiently scale out across server nodes as proven in our April 10 scalability testing announcement in which 100 TB of data partitioned across 16 nodes was queried with sub-second response time. Access the white paper on this testing here:
Well this is never ending Fight so let’s restrict this blog to this limit
Check out below links which actually lead me to write about this blog:
Also Check out the Performance Reports for SAP HANA here:
And For Oracle Times ten here: