Data continues to grow at a breakneck pace. According to industry experts, more than 90 percent of all data ever created was generated in the last few years, and analysts forecast that by 2025 humans will generate 180 zettabytes of data annually. This presents modern organizations with both challenge and opportunity – how to store unprecedented volumes of data, and subsequently, how to gain value from that data to drive informed business decisions.
In today’s fast-paced world, SAP HANA gives you real-time data at your fingertips, increasing your business value by providing insights from advanced analytics, processing high-speed transactions, analyzing data on the fly, and enabling smarter, faster decision making. With over 900 configurations available, choosing an SAP HANA hardware vendor to partner with is a difficult task. There are twelve server vendors that offer at least one HANA appliance, but only three are considered volume market leaders – Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Lenovo, the last of which purchased IBM’s x86 HANA business in 2014.
I recently heard Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, speak at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. He said “If a 140 year industrial company can become an industrial software company anyone can change, but it takes culture to make it happen.” It made me reflect on culture and how it is the cornerstone of competitive advantage.