Time just flew , didn’t it ? Wasn’t it like yesterday that I wished SAP Hana happy first birthday ?
I know Vishal continues to call Hana as his little girl .
Hana is certainly no longer a little girl – she is quite a capable young lady now with a bright future. Yes I am of course biased – but 1500 customers who have bought Hana will back me up on that 🙂
My friends tease me all the time for referring to my Golden Retriever as a puppy . What can I say – I still remember the day I picked him up as an 8 week old pup
Well, he is 9 now – and old enough in “dog years” to be my dad’s age. But in my mind he will always be that little puppy that my wife sung to sleep on her lap every day !
So yes , I can relate to Vishal talking about Hana as his little girl.
Yesterday night, we added a new furkid to our family – a Golden Retriever male puppy that we call “Ollie” .
He is full of energy and keeps the two older dogs on their toes . He has no fear whatsoever Picking on dogs 10X his size. He has taken over their toys and is not letting them relax for a bit .
Here he is gnawing at the tail of Hobo, my 100 lbs Labrador 🙂
And he is running circles around poor old “Boss” 🙂
With Ollie around , I will be retiring the older dogs from more “active” activities slowly and Ollie will be taking on some heavy duty competitive dog show stuff. My oldies will be treasured as pets and will hang out with us at home.
A version of this is happening in the enterprise software world too. Those 1500 customers all had their favorite old software , and now they have Hana too. And I mean this in the nicest way – Hana is chewing at the old and tired ones and running circles around them happily showing off new and amazing capabilities 🙂
Several of our friends who have seen Ollie now want one like him . Just like the many CXOs who have seen their peers and competitors use Hana for amazing applications – from running old apps 10000X faster to computing reverse BOM in real time to eliminating batch processing .
As I am typing this, I am seeing my Labrador having a new spring in his step . That is the beauty of competition – everyone ups their game and the customer wins . Ollie has changed the dynamics in our “fur kids” hierarchy – and Hana continues to do so exceptionally well in the software world . It is a new world- new rules apply !
Happy Second Birthday SAP Hana ! Go solve the big problems and change the world for the better !
Now if only our little Ollie can have the type of success in the dog show rings as Hana is having in the market consistently ….:)