5 Reasons to Upgrade to S4 HANA from ECC

SAP is an application that powers many of today’s leading businesses and is the very definition of a business critical system.  Because of this, users are very careful when it comes to making changes to production SAP environments as outages can be impactful.  Over time, SAP has evolved from the original ERP R3 to ECC (which relied upon third party external database software like DB2, Oracle, SQL Server or Sybase) to S4 HANA which uses an internally developed in-memory columnar database architecture that is optimized for SAP. Upgrading to S4 HANA from ECC is an investment in the future, and here are five reasons why you should start the migration process today:

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Test Data Management Is More Important Than You Think

3 Reasons Why Test Data Management Is More Important Than You Think!

A few days back one of my colleagues, who happens to work in the QA division of a big financial organization, narrated an incident which his manager was extremely bothered with.

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The Pros and Cons of Software Defined Storage

Guest blog article by Eric Barbieri:  

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3 Major Trends Driving Effective Test Data Management Strategies

3 Major Trends Driving Effective Test Data Management Strategies

Test Data Management (TDM) has become a very important part of software testing process. TDM is evolving and undergoing constant refinement with rapid changes in technology landscape and software development process. A lot of organizations work with fast changing business goals to reach out to end customers. This requires that the test data is available when required for a comprehensive software testing. There are a few trends that will define how the Test Data Management strategy will shape in the next coming few years.

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redshift vs bigquery

BigQuery vs RedShift Pricing

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post highlighting  4 Key Benefits of BigQuery.  One of the areas that I mentioned was pricing. In this blog, I wanted to highlight the pricing models available from Google BigQuery, AWS RedShift and AWS RedShift Spectrum.  As part of the process, I will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and hopefully help the reader better understand which option would best align with their requirements.

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Accelerating Application Modernization

Accelerating Application Modernization – IDC Guest Blog

Guest Article by Phil Goodwin of IDC

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migrating to google cloud

Three Things I Learned About Migrating to Google Cloud

This week, thousands of IT folks will gather in San Francisco for Google Cloud Next ‘19. I’m sure cloud migration will be a hot topic at the show. As a matter of fact, performing a quick search in the Google Cloud Next ‘19 session catalog shows multiple sessions with the migration tag - and most are full! Clearly, IT folks at all levels are interested in learning about Google Cloud migration, as by now most folks understand the benefits of cloud from a cost, scalability, and flexibility perspective. In the spirit of the show, I decided to do some research on migration to Google Cloud. Here are my three key takeaways:

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Why Aren’t You Using Google Cloud Platform for Cloud Disaster Recovery

Disasters can occur any time, and usually that impacts the delivery of software applications to customers and business continuity as well. Disasters can happen due to various reasons such as outages in network, bug in your code, natural disasters etc. That is why having a disaster recovery (DR) plan is very critical to an organization’s success.

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The Fix for Delphix: Actifio vs Delphix for Test Data Management – How they Compare

There is no doubt that DevOps is a top of mind subject for application developers.  However, one challenge with DevOps is test data management (TDM). Agile development requires agile data presentation, and traditional approaches to TDM cannot deliver the required responsiveness. In this blog, I will compare and contrast two solutions for automated TDM - Actifio and Delphix.

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