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SAP’s decision to discontinue mainstream support for non-HANA deployments as of 2025

SAP’s recent decision to discontinue mainstream support for non-HANA deployments as of 2025, represents a significant change that will impact many businesses. A migration to HANA is no longer a question of “if”, but instead of “when” and “how”.That SAP HANA environment will most likely be the centerpiece of an organization’s IT infrastructure for decades to come. Once the migration is complete, the business will reap significant benefits, such as:• Improved transaction processing time• Accelerated rate of data acquisition• Elimination of latency issues for critical transaction processing• Increased application response times• Faster back-ups and restores

HPE and SAP HANA enable faster, deeper, real-time insight and gives us better control of our global supply chain. As a result, we will be able to optimise customer satisfaction by continuously improving the availability and efficiency of our compressed air equipment.”

Falko Lameter, CIO, Kaeser Kompressoren

Organizations that have invested in the SAP platform recognize the in-memory computing advantages of SAP HANA. But traditional IT environments were not built to handle the explosive data growth in-memory computing fosters. Success will require an organization to not only migrate to the new platform, but also to restructure its infrastructure and operations to handle exponential growth. Situations like this also often demand a Very Large Database (VLDB) architecture. Further, migration to exclusive use of SAP HANA is quite complex and the operating system database (OS/DB) migration needs to be carefully planned. Finally, operational teams must maintain business continuity both during and after the transition. The four primary challenges that face businesses expecting to harness the power of real-time analytics are:

• Accelerate the speed of an SAP HANA migration and gain real-time insights with SAP HANA.While the adoption of SAP HANA can help businesses reap great rewards, the move can be challenging due to the massive complexity involved.

• Run SAP HANA in Hybrid IT for workload optimization. Enterprises seek to harness the power of real-time data in the way that works best for their business, irrespective of whether their solution is deployed on-premises or via a hybrid or private cloud

.• Manage and deploy increasing amount of data, different types of data, and very large databases for real-time intelligence. Organizations must ensure the stability of their HANA VLDB deployments since, as production data scales, the dependency of the business upon that data also increases.

• Minimize business risk and provide high-levels of continuity and availability for SAP HANA.Organizations implementing SAP HANA need to rethink their high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) approaches because traditional solutions do not address the performance requirements of in-memory computing.

– Source : Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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