Comments
SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
LoriV01
50%
50%
LoriV01,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/4/2013 | 7:31:12 PM
re: SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
Hi Doug -

A bundle is not the only option. A customer on the SAP HANA Enterprise License can run SAP Business Suite on it.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
1/22/2013 | 8:30:59 PM
re: SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
Hmmm... Hana + ASE + MaxDB in all one inclusive price, and it's the only way you buy Hana, right? "Bundle" says it all, even if you don't use the word "free."
amitsinha
50%
50%
amitsinha,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/19/2013 | 12:49:52 AM
re: SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
Doug - thanks for listening to our point of view. Appreciate that.

I factually checked the "free" comment from the pricing colleagues. ASE is not free with HANA. What we have done is HANA + ASE + MaxDB is offered as a bundle of databases at one price point as a % of application value. Hence HANA and ASE both have attributed value to them and one cannot say ASE or HANA is free with the other. We did this bundle to support customers that typically have large and mixed landscapes - HANA runs the latest releases of SAP Business Suite, however, a customer may have older releases of our products or specific industry solutions that are corner cases that do not / will not run on HANA. In such a case customers can use this bundle for their end to end database needs and not need multiple licenses. Hence "free" is technically incorrect assumption.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
1/16/2013 | 5:18:24 PM
re: SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
SAP apps are certified to run on Exadata. If you're using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, you can then use Exalytics to provide cache acceleration of analytics/calculations involving SAP apps data. You are correct that apps don't "run" on Exadata -- app-related analytics are accelerated by Exalytics.
lac01
50%
50%
lac01,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/16/2013 | 4:45:50 PM
re: SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
Hi Doug, I'm not sure if Oracle Exalytics runs on SAP applications. As I know, Exalytics accelerates on cache tables, not applications. So if you want to cacheing some SAP ERP process, you need know which tables are involved. Correct me if i'm wrong.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
1/15/2013 | 7:00:23 PM
re: SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
SAP execs acknowledged that this free ASE deal "wasn't exactly disscussed at a formal level" during last week's BusinessSuite-on-Hana announcement. That leads me to believe there's internal debate at SAP over how to sell customers on Hana and what benefits they should realistically be told to expect. "Reinventing enterprise systems" is a big promise.


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - August 20, 2014
CIOs need people who know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security, and, most of all, can break through cultural resistance.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.