SAP AG announced that Nongfu Spring Co., Ltd., China’s largest bottled water producer, has deployed SAP HANA to tackle its big data challenges. Nongfu Spring joins the growing list of customers that have recently implemented SAP HANA.
Nongfu Spring has seven production bases and dozens of factories. Achieving real-time visibility into data was critical for the company to grow, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Freight calculation that previously took 24 hours to execute can now be completed in as little as 27 seconds.
“SAP HANA is a comprehensive and sophisticated in-memory database platform that outperformed on our existing data mart solution based on Oracle,” said Patrick Hoo, CIO, Nongfu Spring. “We were able to replace our data mart based on Oracle 11g database with SAP HANA and achieved three goals: fast data display, highly efficient business logic operations and real-time data synchronization. For example, we found that the same script in the SAP HANA studio was returning results 200 to 300 times faster than the same script in PL/SQL in Oracle, and this query performance improvement was consistent across our 150 reports. We are seeing smooth operations, accurate data and fast performance in our production environment.”
“We continue to see strong interest from customers in adopting SAP HANA and transforming their companies into real-time businesses,” said Dr. Christoph Kollatz, executive vice president, SAP HANA, SAP AG. “The results achieved by Nongfu Spring are just one great example of the potential the SAP HANA platform offers our customers. Now with the launch of the Experience SAP HANA community, everyone can engage with the platform and connect with others in the community to learn firsthand what it can do for their organization.”