See how HANA can speed up complex pricing calculations for online Web-based order entry, which is becoming a prime channel of engagement.
Reading this article you will learn:
- How to use HANA to speed up catalog pricing
In a sidecar setup (also known as a secondary database), the SAP application server still uses its classical database as its primary persistence, but it is also connected to a HANA database, which serves as its secondary persistence. A replication service (usually SAP Landscape Transformation [SLT]) replicates a subset of the application tables into HANA's column store and turbo-charges specific transactions.
As a part of the SAP HANA initiative of collaborating with SAP and building solutions on the SAP HANA foundation, we have modeled and built a solution for a business case for complex pricing calculations for the consumer products, retail, and distribution industries. A prerequisite is SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) with HANA in a sidecar database. You can use either SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or ECC for the priced catalog use case we present.
The solution is based on the sidecar (secondary database) approach: The SAP HANA database with its in-memory computational design can provide significant performance improvements for existing pricing solution in the short term. (To learn more about HANA see the sidebar “SAP’s Strategy for In-Memory Computing.”)