Re: yup...

From: TheBoss <>
Date: 20 Mar 2012 22:50:29 GMT
Message-ID: <XnsA01CF2887FA0TheBossUsenet_at_194.109.133.133>

Noons <> wrote in

> On Mar 20, 4:14 am, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:

>> > But if SAP is serious about providing a cheaper, working alternate
>> > to Oracle that sits under SAP then this could be very bad news for
>> > Oracle. 

> They don't need to: DB2 is already there, it's where their product was
> initially written and is a lot cheaper than Oracle...

And highly optimised for SAP environments. Many (if not the majority) of the performance enhancements in DB2 LUW for the last couple of versions have been triggered by SAP (and in a number of cases even jointly developed).


>> SAP Hana is an in-memory product, just like
>> x10: 

> u
>> It is not a full fledged relational database, so it's as unlikely to
>> displace Oracle as VoltDB or any other in-memory product. I have even
>> been using MySQL as an in-memory database.

> You underestimate the power of marketing.
> If fusion can be flogged, anything can!

Beisdes that: it is not at all clear that Hana will be the database that SAP will use as their primary vehicle to store their application data.

Received on Tue Mar 20 2012 - 17:50:29 CDT

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