Monday 14 September 2015

SAP HANA - Complete Simplifier Solution

As the lead for SAP’s HANA business in Asia Pacific & Japan, customers constantly ask me how they can accelerate their business processes to meet the demands of a digital economy. A key challenge that resonates with all customers, across various industries, is seeking innovation and tracking results in real time. Traditional databases, unfortunately, have not allowed organizations to meet these demands successfully.

In this post, I’d like to discuss the fundamental problem with traditional databases and highlight why in-memory computing is the only viable option for organizations in a digital economy.

Absurd Complexity – The Fundamental Data Management Problem

The absurd complexity of traditional database systems, proliferated by competitors over the last 40 years, is killing innovation. This is a common problem faced by many organizations across Asia Pacific. While CIOs are aware that delivering innovation is key, the sheer complexity of traditional databases and the costs of “keeping the lights on” deplete their IT budgets and stifles innovation!

In the last month, I met numerous CIOs across Australia, India, Korea and Japan who are forced to manage outdated and complex data infrastructures on traditional database systems. Given the limitations of a traditional database system, CIOs are only able to manage a single business workload at any given time, resulting in massive data duplications and data processing latency.

I recently presented this data management problem at the SAP Forum in Seoul, South Korea. Watch this short video to understand why SAP HANA is so fundamentally different.