For SAP Landscapes, Migration Means Much More Than Just Linux

SAP customers and prospects will have a strong incentive to standardize their SAP landscapes on Linux  for the simple reason that SAP HANA is a Linux-only database. Even if an organization is running SAP on a non-SAP HANA database today, SQL Server or DB2, for example, with Windows or AIX as the operating system (OS), at some point in its journey, the organization will have to migrate to SAP HANA on Linux. SAP’s deadline for support for non-SAP HANA databases expires in 2027 (after a recent two-year extension). But even before that date, many SAP innovations will be focused on SAP HANA and the intelligent ERP solution SAP S/4HANA. IDC sees most organizations making the move to SAP HANA well before the original deadline of 2025 in order to benefit from these innovations.

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