Happy Second Birthday SAP Hana

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


And he is running circles around poor old “Boss” ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ….:)


Published by Vijay Vijayasankar

Son/Husband/Dad/Dog Lover/Engineer. Follow me on twitter @vijayasankarv. These blogs are all my personal views - and not in way related to my employer or past employers

8 thoughts on “Happy Second Birthday SAP Hana

  1. Great post. SAP Hana continues to grow in popularity as more businesses turn to the platform to gain the highest value out of their business data. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Hi Vijay.

    Awesome! First of all your โ€œOllieโ€ & others are too cute. Relating them to Hana helped everyone understand “SAP HANA’s Journey” as well. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚



  3. Hi Vijay.
    Fantastic and always a good read.. SAP HANA has already done the required competitive damage ๐Ÿ˜‰ and not its turn for Ollie to do the same ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully Ollie will have two good bosses ๐Ÿ˜€

    Kumar Mayuresh


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