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Find out what your peers are saying about SAP HANA vs. Vertica and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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 in-memory computing and the efficient response time are very good features.""The performance in terms of processing time is unmatched due to the in-memory processing capability.""SAP HANA is vertically and horizontally scalable.""The solution is extremely stable. That's the most important aspect of the solution, for our organization. There is no downtime, and the performance is very good.""We've had good experiences with technical support.""It's easy to use, and the Hana Studio is pretty good.""The performance is very, very good. It's one of the best aspects of the solution."

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"Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.""The solution has great capabilities. The tool that instructs the internal database forward is easy to use and is very powerful.""It's the fastest database I have ever tested. That's the most important feature of Vertica.""It has improved my organization's functionality and performance.""I have found the solution to be scalable.""Vertica is a columnar database where the query performance is extremely fast and it can be used for real-time integrations for API and other applications. The solution requires zero maintenance which is helpful.""The performance is very good and the aggregate records are fast.""Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have several sub-clusters working off the same ObjectStore. So it provides workload isolation."

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Cons
"I would have rated the solution higher if this version was not missing some key features the newer version has.""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.""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 user interface and CRM need to be more user-friendly.""There could be better management for faster updates, last year there were some changes in India to the e-invoicing feature.""SAP HANA is not strong like Oracle when it comes to finance. They are only strong with the logistic business project.""Uses a large amount of RAM and is costly.""Technical support could be better."

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"I have found that coding support could be simplified.""They could improve the integration and some of the features in the cloud version.""When it is about to reach the maximum storage capacity, it becomes slow.""They could improve on customer service.""Support is an area where it could get better.""The geospatial functionality could be designed better.""We are looking for a cheaper deployment for the solution. Although we did a lot of benchmarks, like Redshift. We tried Redshift, it didn't work. It didn't work out for us as well.""I think they need an easy client so that you can write queries easily, but it's not necessarily a weak point. I think some users would need them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "From a cost perspective, the software is less than most of its competitors."
  • "It's difficult today to compete with open-source solutions. In these areas, there is a lot of competition and the price of this solution is a bit pricy."
  • "The price could be cheaper and it is best to negotiate the price."
  • "The price is reasonable. We use a pay per license model. Firstly, you need to buy a license. After that, you mainly pay the annual support fee of around 20% or 25%. I think their prices are quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the license model because there are several. It depends on the client, but it's cheaper than other solutions. I think it's cheap for all the functionality and robustness. It's not very expensive to deploy."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have… more »
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    The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive.
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    Vertica offers a platform-as-a-service version, but their software-as-a-service solution is only available on AWS. They need to get a SaaS version on Azure and GCP as fast as possible. I know that's… more »
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    8.0
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    out of 30 in Data Warehouse
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    Also Known As
    SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
    Micro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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    Overview

    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.

    Micro Focus Vertica is the most advanced SQL database analytics portfolio built from the very first line of code to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives. Micro Focus Vertica delivers speed without compromise, scale without limits, and the broadest range of consumption models. Choose Vertica on premise, on demand, in the cloud, or on Hadoop. With support for all leading BI and visualization tools, open source technologies like Hadoop and R, and built-in analytical functions, Vertica helps you derive more value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse and data lakes and get to market faster with your analytics initiatives.

    To learn more about Micro Focus Vertica Advanced Analytics, visit our website.

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    Sample Customers
    Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
    Cerner, Game Show Network Game, Guess by Marciano, Supercell, Etsy, Nascar, Empirix, adMarketplace, and Cardlytics.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Logistics Company7%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise44%

    SAP HANA is ranked 1st in Embedded Database Software with 25 reviews while Vertica is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. SAP HANA is rated 8.0, while Vertica is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes "Superior performance in speed and resilience makes this a very good warehousing solution". SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Apache Spark and Exasol, whereas Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, SQL Server and Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop.

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