Migrating to SAP HANA from a traditional SAP environment can be a large, risky undertaking. It can be costly and take years, factors that can make justifying the effort internally difficult. There are solutions on the market, however, that can make migration easier. These solutions can fill the gap before migrating to SAP HANA and allow a business to realize the benefits of SAP HANA before or during migration. This paper outlines the reality of managing traditional mission-critical SAP systems and the challenges of merging data from online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) platforms.
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