HANA Upgrade Best Practices

Why is Data Volume Management Vital to Your HANA Upgrade?

By Deanna Mollett, Partner & Director of ILM Services Where is your company on the HANA implementation spectrum? Are you planning your HANA upgrade, in the middle of a conversion to HANA S/4, or perhaps recently upgraded to Suite on HANA? In each of these HANA deployment stages, data volume management initiatives have distinct motivations and approaches. Let’s examine these differences and important data volume management steps to consider regardless of where your HANA implementation stands today:  Adaptation to HANA S/4 Simple Finance  Did you know that HANA S/4 Simple Finance has different data structures that also bring changes to archiving? Some archive objects are now obsolete, while new archive objects are available. Data dependencies among archive objects requires proper sequencing in the process. In addition to new data archiving definitions, data aging transfers (business complete) accounting documents from Hot In-Memory to Cold Disk. This is essential to controlling in-memory data volumes and costs. If the horizon includes HANA S/4 Simple Finance, instituting the archive strategy before conversion is a smart choice. Why? Less documents to convert enables shorter timelines for the project, from testing to the live conversion.

Why is Data Archiving Important - Storage

Why is Data Archiving Important?

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of data archiving? Maybe you’ve joined an organization with an aging archiving policy, or are part of a business that’s established itself in recent years and is concerned about legal implications of data management. No matter what your role or the status of data management within your organization, if you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why is data archiving important?” this blog post is for you.  Enhanced System Performance  Business today is done in an increasingly digital world, with seemingly endless transactions happening through our computers and personal electronic devices. All those emails, orders, HR files, and other electronic information accrues at a rapid rate. And as that amount of data builds up, your system feels the weight of managing it. Response times slow down significantly. It takes longer for programs to open, perform basic tasks, and efficiently function in crucial business processes. By moving unused assets to a separate archive(s), a huge burden is removed–enabling both your hardware and software to performance at peak speeds.