About SAP HANA

SAP HANA is an on-premise or cloud-based in-memory storage application deployable as an on-premise appliance. It is a ground-breaking framework that is ideally suited for real-time analytics performance and real-time application creation and deployment. The SAP HANA database, which is radically different from any other database engine on the market today, is at the heart of this real-time data platform.

SAP HANA is well-suited if businesses have to go deep inside their data sets to ask complicated and interactive questions and have to go large at the same time (which means dealing with massive data sets that are of different types and from different sources). There is a growing need for this knowledge to be current and, ideally, in real-time. Add to that the need for great speed (very fast response time and real interactivity) and the need to do all this without any prefabricated elements (no preparation of data, no pre-aggregates, no-tuning) and you have a specific mix of requirements that can be effectively handled by just SAP HANA. SAP HANA is in its elements when this set of needs or any sub-set thereof has to be resolved (in any combination).

Key Benefits

SAP HANA offers developers the chance to create highly scalable, impactful applications that leverage the SAP HANA platform's massive speed.

To simplify IT landscapes, removing data processing, preaggregation, and tuning, SAP HANA removes conventional database barriers. Massive volumes of structured and unstructured data, including text data, can be accessed instantly from various sources.

It scales from small servers to very large clusters. Scale-up means that, by increasing the amount of random access memory ( RAM) available for processing, you increase the size of one physical computer. Scale-out implies that many separate computers are merged into one system. Distributing a device through several hosts helps you to transcend a single physical server's hardware limitations.

A simulation of efficient customer data with a 100 million-line financial accounting data collection was run by a SAP technology development team. Outcome? The overall data footprint was reduced by a factor of 37.

As customers move to SAP Business Warehouse in year one and SAP ERP in year two, and then start using the SAP HANA platform for custom application development in year three, Forrester estimated 37 percent cost savings over four years.

SAP HANA is an open platform running thousands of hardware third-party apps from nine industry-leading partners. On three continents, its cloud offerings are provided by external hosting and management partners.

SAP HANA is an open platform running thousands of third-party hardware apps from nine industry-leading partners. On three continents, its cloud offerings are provided by external hosting and management partners.

SAP HANA is a powerful platform for Big Data analytics, designed to load and analyze various types of data quickly. For a full view of the enterprise, even non-traditional unstructured sources can be plugged with SAP HANA.

SAP HANA is available on-premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid setting. Its cloud services range from simple, entry-level instances to cloud-managed enterprise-class deals suitable for running ERP and business-critical applications.