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SAP HANA Top-Positioned Among In-Memory Database Platforms


SAP SE announces that company has been recognized as a leader among in-memory database platforms by Forrester Research, in a new report titled “The Forrester Wave: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015” (August 2015).

The SAP HANA platform was positioned highest in the two of the three core categories Forrester used to evaluate vendors – current offering and strategy, and among the highest in the third category, market presence.

SAP also achieved the highest scores among all vendors in 3 criteria, and among the highest scores in 10 criteria.

In the report, Noel Yuhanna, Forrester’s principal analyst serving enterprise architecture professionals, defined, “SAP’s razor-sharp focus on in-memory technology is paying off.”

SAP’s ranking include:

  1. SAP is the only company to earn a 5/5 score for vision
  2. SAP is the only company to receive a 5/5 score for data management features and transaction capabilities
  3. SAP also earned a 5/5 score for execution, market presence, customers, partners, revenue, performance and scale and analytics support

Talking on the recognition, Greg McStravick, global head of database and technology, SAP said, “We believe that our latest position as a leader in the Forrester Wave further validates the strategic path we are pioneering for in-memory computing across the industry.” “We are helping customers move away from point database solutions to a much more powerful in-memory platform, capable of running any analytical and transactional application in a single environment. Our commitment to delivering continuous innovation around the SAP HANA platform ensures we are helping customers succeed in today’s digital economy.”

SAP HANA currently has more than 7,200 customers, doubling from only one year ago. SAP HANA Cloud Platform has quickly built momentum with more than 1,500 customers. Adoption of SAP HANA by startups has soared, with more than 2,100 using the SAP HANA platform today. In addition, there are more than 850,000 active users of SAP HANA.

SAP was among a group of 11 select vendors that Forrester invited to participate in the independent report.


Niloy Banerjee

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