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"Oracle Database has many useful functions and features suitable for big programs and complex business models.""The solution is stable.""The solution is very easy to use in general.""Especially with VMs, the solution can scale well.""The solution is very stable.""The solution is a reliable database.""One of the most valuable features is the stability.""It is one of the most reliable database systems."

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"The memory is the solution's most valuable feature. It's the main feature of HANA. Others are still the regular IT databases that are on storage and are therefore much slower than HANA. The solution is quite fast.""The solution is easy to manage enterprise resources and the reporting and analytics are including. It is good for company growth and all module are managed well.""It's easy to use, and the Hana Studio is pretty good.""The performance in terms of processing time is unmatched due to the in-memory processing capability.""The in-memory computing and the efficient response time are very good features.""The main feature is that the processes are very flexible, they are able to be adapted to the business and their departments.""Eases management of databases.""The feature that I like the most is that we can transport the data to our web data application. SAP HANA's performance is really perfect. We're working on big data, and SAP HANA is really working on high performance. We are happy working with it."

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Cons
"The price could be better. Oracle Database could also be easier to scale.""There are actually a lot more features for the Oracle Databases. It is almost impossible for a single person to know and give all the features.""The initial setup should be improved.""There are a few errors for which Oracle doesn't provide detailed information. It doesn't clearly indicate the columns or lines for which we are getting an error. It would be better if they provide more detailed information for such errors.""The solution could be more scalable.""The installation of the product could be designed to be simpler.""There are plenty of options and features in this solution, but they are, somehow, not being used very well. Therefore, training and support should be increased and improved for this solution. They can make people aware of how to make proper use of their server so that people can optimize it because its cost is just too much. They can provide training on the policies and procedures to be used for archiving and all such things. There should be some kind of segregation in licensing. With a full license, all options should be available. There should also be a basic license with limited functionalities. This kind of basic license would be useful for us because we don't use most of the functionalities.""I believe that the simplicity of installation and configuration for logging in to Microsoft and PostgreSQL could be improved."

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"Technical support could be better.""There's an issue in the partition. When you record more than two million records, partitioning does not work well. In Oracle it's easy. SAP must resolve this issue in order to be more competitive with Oracle.""Uses a large amount of RAM and is costly.""SAP HANA is a very proprietary tool and there's not as much support available for it as there is for an SQL Server (which is more popular).""In a future release, SAP HANA should add a module for taxation, such as income tax and withholding tax.""The product is very demanding on memory requirements.""It would be nice to know when SAP plans to stop its maintenance of a previous version of SAP ECC ERP because, at this point, anyone utilizing SAP will have no choice but to go on S/4HANA Database.""The solution is very expensive for us."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
  • "The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
  • "It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
  • "Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
  • "They are pricing themselves out of the market."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
  • "It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
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  • "It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast."
  • "SAP HANA is an expensive product."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "We pay $200 on a monthly basis."
  • "The price is high and could be a bit cheaper."
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    It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use.
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    We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year.
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    The solution is easy to scale.
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    The pricing is a bit on the high side. The use of hardware does not incur additional costs.
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    Since we use BW, we are required to use an SLT tool to carry out the data for generating the reports. But, when it comes to in-memory database in respect of the realtime reporting, I do not see why… more »
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    Oracle 12c, RDBMS
    SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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    Overview

    Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

    For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com

    The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

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    Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 120 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 24 reviews. Oracle Database is rated 8.4, while SAP HANA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". Oracle Database is most compared with IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB and Teradata, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL, Apache Spark, IBM Db2 Database and Oracle Database In-Memory. See our Oracle Database vs. SAP HANA report.

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