Re: Hana Platform Hype Ahead of Reality
We all know that SAP is going all in on HANA, and Oracle's 96TB caching box is going to produce "ungodly speeds". The issue with these is actual performance and use cases. HANA has no proven customer base, and have been giving the software away to get people to use it. While having a large cache is an advantage for reading data, this does not help when you want to make DML statements. That is the major difference between this and true In-Memory databases.
My company Altibase has been delivering mission-critical In-Memory Databases for nearly 15 years already for the likes of Samsung, China Mobile, China Telecom, E*Trade, HP, yet it is still being considered a "new" technology.
With over 500 enterprise clients and thousands of mission-critical, "real" use cases, there is nobody out there, including SAP, Oracle or IBM, that can come close to matching Atlibase's In-Memory maturity and reliability.
To reference a non-biased opinion (of course I'm going to say we are the best!), please see Altibase in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMSs 2013. Note the strengths of "Wide Use Case Applicability, Support, Product Maturity" versus the rest, as well as the severity of the cautions of the others compared to ours.