Re: SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud sounds like managed hosting
I think McDermott must be talking about SAP's BW on HANA, that is if he's not just a sales guy talking through his hat. Suite on HANA gets much lower compression ratios, the sizing guide says to assume just 2x compression and you don't get the benefit of dropped indexes either (unlike BW).
A problem is that HANA is such a loose concept now that it's hard to know what SAP means, and I suspect that suits them. My assumption is that SAP on HANA in Cloud will be utilizing the full range of HANA technologies - Sybase ASE for Suite since runs on cheaper hardware to run and seems to have better transactional throughput than the HANA database; HANA database for BW with near real-time feeds from the transactional systems. Possibly IQ for NLS if needed. That's how I'd do it at least, to save a fortune on hardware. Since it's in the cloud, the customer won't need to know about this behind the scenes complexity.
Doug, do you know if this assumption is correct, or are both BW and Suite truly hosted entirely on HANA database?