SAP HANA Hints and Tips

What is SAP HANA?

The acronym HANA stands for High-performance Analytic Appliance.

What are some of the capabilities of SAP HANA?

SAP HANA provides the capabilities to analyze large volumes of information with a fast performance resulting in quick response time. In addition to this, SAP HANA also allows you to leverage SAP IMCE Studio and create new and flexible data models based on your operational information and your historic data and in that way combine data from the past, with data from now so that you can make the best decision for your business.

You can describe SAP HANA as a “better data mart engine for SAP Business Suite”. Now this is for sure one of the capabilities of SAP HANA – creating a data mart based on operational data from SAP Business Suite – but it is for sure not everything and not the only thing.

SAP HANA also allows you due to the integration with SAP Business Objects Data Services to leverage any kind of data source (supported by SAP Business Objects Data Services) and load the information into the In-Memory Computing Engine and in that way enrich the operational information with additional data.

There are four components within the software group:

(or HANA DB) refers to the database technology itself,

2) SAP HANA Studio
refers to the suite of tools provided by SAP for modeling,

3) SAP HANA Appliance
refers to HANA DB as delivered on partner certified hardware as an appliance. It also includes the modeling tools from HANA Studio as well as replication and data transformation tools to move data into HANA DB,

4) SAP HANA Application Cloud
refers to the cloud based infrastructure for delivery of applications (typically existing SAP applications rewritten to run on HANA).


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