In spite of Larry Ellison's bluster, Oracle's (ORCL) Exalytics database appliance isn't a threat...

In spite of Larry Ellison's bluster, Oracle's (ORCL) Exalytics database appliance isn't a threat to SAP's Hana in-memory database, writes Bernstein's Mark Moerdler. Exalytics doesn't feature Oracle's flagship 11g database software, only stores frequently-accessed data, and (naturally) doesn't work with SAP's software. Moredler is quite optimistic about Hana's long-term potential. (more on Hana)

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  • caddy311
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    Hana and Exalytics are two different things (despite all of the hot air from both companies). Comparing SAP HANA with Oracle Exalytics is a like comparing apples and oranges. These are two different products that only overlap somewhat when talking about analytics (although SAP decided not to include BO in Hana).


    Good blog:
    5 Jul 2012, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • gremlin9
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    I wouldn't go as far as to say they only overlap "somewhat". Both prodcuts can be used for business intelligence, in memory analytics, reporting etc. Exalytics is part of Oracle's "Exa" suite, which is broader than HANA today - including transaction processing capability, etc. They overlap *alot*.


    HANA was released as an in memory db, with it's primary function being analytics on the fly, targetted at SAP BW users.


    Both products suggest (and have delivered) 10x performance improvements in processing queries, reduced tablespace, and improved ROI.


    They will most certainly compete. And SAP will likely win ALOT on the SAP/BO platform. What remains to be seen is whether they can grow outside that box and into Oracle core territory.
    5 Jul 2012, 03:31 PM Reply Like
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