Challenges for Today’s Enterprises
In many companies, business application landscapes have become very large and extremely complex over time. This scale and complexity can inhibit innovation because even a small change can have a huge impact on the entire system landscape.
These impacts may be related to the business process, requiring extensive testing of all affected systems. The change may also affect the infrastructure of the system landscape, leading to ordering additional hardware or upgrading the affected database or operating system.
All these steps are time-consuming, cost money and involve experts in specific business areas. This is the opposite of what companies expect. A move to the cloud would improve this situation in many business areas.
When making the move to the cloud, all the above points must be taken into account as well! It's not like storing your data in a cloud auto-magically makes the above pain points go away. A thorough investigation into the capabilities and features of the cloud provider need to be conducted to ensure that all business requirements are met.
SAP HANA Cloud Value Proposition
SAP HANA Cloud is a fully managed in-memory multitier cloud database as a service (DBaaS). As the cloud-based data foundation for SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP HANA Cloud integrates data from across the enterprise, enabling faster decisions based on live data.
In this lesson, you've learned which challenges companies face in today’s world and how, as one of the four pillars of the SAP BTP, SAP HANA Cloud provides the database and data management services to handle constantly growing data volumes in central place.