SAP will be major grow for Linux



  • However, the release of S/4HANA signaled the end of pre-HANA systems for enterprises. As of 2025, all SAP customers will be required to migrate to HANA, which only runs on Linux operating systems. In just under a decade, then, Oracle, DB2 and MS SQL Server will no longer be supported by SAP – a change that affects hundreds and thousands of companies worldwide.

    This lack of support means the majority of SAP customers will need to either switch their database to HANA, or move applications from SAP to another business analytics provider. Both options are challenging. However, migrating to Linux is a future-proof solution, ensuring compatibility across current systems and databases.

    source:
    https://www.cbronline.com/opinion/migrating-to-linux



  • @Emad-R said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    However, the release of S/4HANA signaled the end of pre-HANA systems for enterprises. As of 2025, all SAP customers will be required to migrate to HANA, which only runs on Linux operating systems. In just under a decade, then, Oracle, DB2 and MS SQL Server will no longer be supported by SAP – a change that affects hundreds and thousands of companies worldwide.

    They've been "recommended on Linux" for some time now. We were working on migrations of this years ago at this point. But pretty cool that SAP is dropping those inferior options completely. That was making the whole thing more expensive and complex and just setting customers up to screw themselves with foolish choices.



  • @scottalanmiller

    I might work as system admin for such company that offers SAP, can you give me summary. on SAP/HANA on linux if possible, also i see SUSE alot for SAP was expecting RHEL



  • @Emad-R said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    @scottalanmiller

    I might work as system admin for such company that offers SAP, can you give me summary. on SAP/HANA on linux if possible

    SAP itself is the world's largest ERP maker. Like most ERPs, they are heavily driven by their underlying database. Traditionally SAP used "old fashioned" relational databases from third parties with Oracle DB and MS SQL Server being the most common.

    In recent years, SAP decided that relational data and third parties were not right for their customers for many reasons. Performance, flexibility, complexity, and cost. Third party database licensing was causing a huge portion of the cost of an SAP implementation to go to SAP's competitors (all of the DB makers made their own ERPs.) So customers were paying too much, and getting too little.

    HANA is a NoSQL database made by SAP that improves performance and flexibility on SAP's products, while lowering cost and allowing SAP to do greater integration and simplify deployments. It's a huge win for both SAP and customers. The only losers are third parties who were making huge profits while adding little to nothing to do the ecosystem.



  • @Emad-R said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    also i see SUSE alot for SAP was expecting RHEL

    SAP and Suse are both German.



  • @scottalanmiller

    And HANA gets installed on either SUSE or RHEL.

    interesting ...

    seems it will operate similar on both, but there is marketing war between both for what OS you will choose to host HANA on it



  • @scottalanmiller said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    @Emad-R said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    @scottalanmiller

    I might work as system admin for such company that offers SAP, can you give me summary. on SAP/HANA on linux if possible

    SAP itself is the world's largest ERP maker. Like most ERPs, they are heavily driven by their underlying database. Traditionally SAP used "old fashioned" relational databases from third parties with Oracle DB and MS SQL Server being the most common.

    In recent years, SAP decided that relational data and third parties were not right for their customers for many reasons. Performance, flexibility, complexity, and cost. Third party database licensing was causing a huge portion of the cost of an SAP implementation to go to SAP's competitors (all of the DB makers made their own ERPs.) So customers were paying too much, and getting too little.

    HANA is a NoSQL database made by SAP that improves performance and flexibility on SAP's products, while lowering cost and allowing SAP to do greater integration and simplify deployments. It's a huge win for both SAP and customers. The only losers are third parties who were making huge profits while adding little to nothing to do the ecosystem.

    Like always , you deliver



  • @Emad-R said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    @scottalanmiller

    And HANA gets installed on either SUSE or RHEL.

    interesting ...

    seems it will operate similar on both, but there is marketing war between both for what OS you will choose to host HANA on it

    Suse and RHEL are extremely similar, especially if you compare LEAP. Both are RPM based and very solid. Six of one, half dozen of the other.



  • @scottalanmiller

    Hi,

    Is suse Linux free to download and use without commerical support ?



  • @Emad-R said in SAP will be major grow for Linux:

    @scottalanmiller

    Hi,

    Is suse Linux free to download and use without commerical support ?

    Yes, both Leap (LTS) and Tumbleweed (rolling updates) versions. Suse has had a free option since the 1990s. I brought Suse to IBM in 2000 as our main platform in manufacturing.


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