SAP Named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Greg McStravick

Posted by Greg McStravick on February 22, 2018

President, SAP Database And Data Management

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SAP, for the sixth consecutive year, is positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics for SAP HANA. In the report, Gartner identified SAP as a leader for its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.” We deliver value in all industry verticals for customers of all sizes.

Since SAP first shipped SAP HANA in late November 2010, the in-memory, relational database management system has amassed more than 21,000 customers. Every day we are learning more about how our customers use SAP HANA to run their businesses, and we have gained a unique perspective of the advantages that SAP HANA provides customers and its positive influences on the market. What stands out is that our customer successes tell the real story of SAP HANA.

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SAP HANA Delivers Speed, Efficiencies, and Business Insights to Customers

Collecting a sizeable group of reference customers is no easy feat, but the SAP HANA team and executive management have remained focused on improving customer experiences by listening and responding to customer feedback. At last year’s SAPPHIRE NOW, our premier customer event, SAP CEO Bill McDermott said, “If we do it right, you can know more, do more and care more about your customers.”

We take that philosophy to heart and continue to pour new innovations into SAP HANA, which are leading to quantifiable results among our customers. By adding SAP HANA into their environments, SAP customers of all sizes with every type of business initiative are realizing successes. Walmart built a Data Café that can query its massive stores of both real-time and historical data, providing 94% of the results in 2 seconds or less.

Another customer, Luxottica, the leading manufacturer of fashion eyewear, built a single solution powered by SAP HANA to serve all its retail outlets and manufacturers. After bringing together multiple, dispersed data repositories, Luxottica created a single version of truth for its network of 9,000 stores in 150 countries. Eyewear customers have gained a new, more personalized purchasing experience, and the global business has streamlined and automated previous inefficient processes.

The mega brew brand Molson Coors relies on SAP HANA to analyze data and push the data insights back into the business to help develop, test, and market new beverage lines. Since adding SAP HANA, the company has shortened the time it takes to develop a requested prototype from five days to one. Marketing teams also analyze customer posts, tweets, and feedback on social media to determine a brand’s best markets and understand which new market segments to enter.

Beyond retail and manufacturing, SAP HANA is at work in government agencies, such as the state of Indiana. For me, this is an example that aptly reflects the SAP promise to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Similar to other regions in the United States, Indiana’s population is experiencing an opioid epidemic. The state is applying SAP Predictive Analytics and SAP HANA to churn through data to help its citizens and influence positive changes.

Since adding data-driven decisions, Indiana has found that some counties don’t have enough facilities to help with recovery, and they correlated high levels of drug store robberies to high use counties. The team can visualize data through geospatial maps, color-coordinated line graphs, trend data, and time-lapse maps to see how the drug epidemic has evolved over time. A state map, for example, shows the number of per-capita, opioid-related deaths by county. Looking forward, the state expects to apply data to other resident problems and collaborate with multiple internal agencies and groups to improve citizen’s overall quality of life.  This reflects how our technology can lead to consequential improvements that touch both individuals and large communities.

Cities are also putting SAP HANA to work as a geospatial database and data management platform. In Omaha, Neb, the Metropolitan Utilities District is planning to implement Esri’s ArcGIS on SAP HANA to provide its field personnel with more timely and powerful spatial analytics. The field personnel will be able to perform real-time analytics on business data and become more effective and efficient at customer sites and other offsite locations. In this collaborative partnership, Esri and SAP combine powerful location intelligence with enterprise data and applications, enabling organizations to embed geospatial data into core business processes.

Gartner Positions SAP as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics Six Years in a Row

This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Gartner positioned SAP in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics Report. We believe the recognitions we’ve received from analysts and feedback from our customers are testaments to the innovation we are bringing to Data Management Solutions for Analytic solutions.  Going forward, we will strive to maintain this leadership with continued focus on providing our customers with the database performance and innovations that will help them offer first-in-class customer services, products, and experiences.

*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics, Adam Ronthal, Roxane Edjlali, Rick Greenwald, 13 February 2018.

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