SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
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12/20/2011 | 6:12:22 AM
re: SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
I still think HANA as a general purpose RDBMS is a solution in search of a problem. The ability to run OLTP at warp speed isn't a requirement for almost any user (who needs writes and reads to accounts payable in 2 ms?). Also, the cost of flash for an entire RDBMS will be prohibitive. Instead of boiling the ocean, and picking a fight with IBM and Microsoft... and starting a two front war with Oracle, SAP should focus on HANA as an OLAP technology (as this article suggests).

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