Lower Costs And Comparable Performance Justify Migrating To SAP HANA Sooner
Tests at the SAP Co-Innovation Lab demonstrate dramatic cost savings and comparable performance using SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering and a Pure Storage all-flash infrastructure.
The monetary cost of moving to SAP HANA can be high. So too is the overall cost of not migrating, although that cost is much harder to quantify. While the cost of an SAP HANA deployment can sit on a budget spreadsheet, the business value of real-time insights typically doesn’t. Quantifying the impact of what happens if competitors migrate to SAP HANA and your organization doesn’t is not easy. For example, how do you quantify the cost of competitors with SAP HANA competing your organization right out of business? How do you quantify the cost of those competitors selling more and wooing away your long-time customers when they leverage customer insights that you miss or learn of too late because your organization doesn’t have real-time analytics capabilities?
There is a way though that organizations can migrate to SAP HANA and start realizing all the business value of real-time insights virtually immediately, without paying the potentially limiting upfront and ongoing costs — run SAP HANA with SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering on an all-flash infrastructure.
SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering is an add-on for the SAP HANA database. It allows less frequently used data (warm data) to be moved from the main in-memory SAP HANA database into extended storage. Using extended storage can dramatically reduce costs by decreasing the size of the SAP HANA database — thereby lowering maintenance, hardware, and software/ licensing costs. When the extended storage is an all-flash infrastructure, performance loss can be minimized compared to keeping all data in SAP HANA itself.