SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been ranked by Forrester Research Inc. as a leader in its report “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013.”* In the evaluation, SAP earned among the highest scores among all reviewed vendors in the report for the Architecture and Commitment categories, and received the highest score for the Market Presence category. It was also cited for “finding its data mojo in SAP HANA and SAP Sybase IQ to support broader [Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)] use cases.”
“Over the past three years, SAP has elevated itself to a market leader position re-inventing and simplifying our enterprise data warehouse solutions,” said Franz Faerber, executive vice president, SAP HANA Platform, SAP. “We believe that our scores for strategy and market presence in this report provide firm proof that we are making good on our commitment to help customers capture, store, analyze and manage data in a secure and scalable data warehouse to meet the requirements of real-time enterprise.”
In its report, Forrester reviewed solutions from 11 EDW vendors in a 43-criteria evaluation. The report scored factors such as performance, scalability, integration with Hadoop and data services, security, high availability, mixed workload management and hardware optimization. The report states that leaders in the space “offer mature, high-performance, scalable, secure, flexible, and robust EDW solutions that often combine an analytics-optimized DW with query optimization, parallel loading, deep data compression, and mixed-workload management features.”
According to the Forrester report, “SAP HANA has done extremely well, gaining more than 1,800 customers since its launch in 2011. Enterprises are using SAP HANA for in-memory data marts and SAP [NetWeaver] Business Warehouse implementations that integrate with other DWs, including SAP Sybase IQ, which has over 4,500 customer installations. SAP provides streaming functionality to queue and ingest incoming streaming data, integrating with SAP Sybase Event Stream Processor (ESP), a complex event processing solution, and supports high-speed data movement through SAP Sybase Replication Server.”
SAP HANA, which now has grown to more than 2,400 customers since the time of the report’s original evaluation, helps organizations unlock the business value of Big Data by enabling them to access and deliver information up to 100,000 times faster than before. With these real-time insights, customers can act quickly as new business scenarios unfold. SAP Sybase IQ offers the speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics with affordability and efficiency.
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*Forrester Research Inc., “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Warehouse Solutions, Q4 2013,” November, 2013
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