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SAP HANA (High Performance ANalytic Appliance) is a next generation database offered by SAP AG (NASDAQ: SAP) that combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial, and business analytics.This new architecture enables converged OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) data processing within a single in-memory column-based data store with ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) compliance, while eliminating data redundancy and latency. By providing advanced capabilities, such as predictive text analytics, spatial processing, data virtualization, on the same architecture, it further simplifies application development and processing across big data sources and structures. This makes SAP HANA the most suitable platform for building and deploying next-generation, real-time applications and analytics.
Yes! Apart from the On-Premise SAP HANA delivered on an hardware appliance from Certified hardware partners (IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Lenovo), SAP HANA is available in the cloud as SAP HANA One via AWS, SAP HANA Infrastructure Subscription via AWS and SAP, and SAP HANA Cloud Platform (PaaS), and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud via SAP to help customers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and partners rapidly create innovative software applications to succeed in a world increasingly characterized by mobility, social and collaborative networks.
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comments on the official HANA launch. Vishal explains the importance of this new technology and how this breakthrough innovation will change the world of IT.
(Scenario, 1 single machine, 40 core)
Insert: 770K Records/sec | Bulk: 1GB/min | Data Services: 2.5TB/hr
HANA Analytical Performance & Scale
(Scenario: 16 Node System)
100 TB Benchmark | 100B SD Records | 16 Node IBM X5 | 20x Compression
BW: 300-500 ms | Adhoc: 800 ms-2s | No Tuning, No Indices, No Caching, No Materialized Views
Source: SAP Keynote - Dr. Vishal Sikka: SAP HANA
With transactional and analytical data stored together, SAP HANA provides on-the-fly analysis for all combinations of data. Make immediate decisions using real-time operational analytics whether the data comes from your SAP® applications, third-party solutions, or custom applications.
Big Data Warehousing
SAP HANA unleashes the potential of Big Data with its ability to handle large volumes and a variety of structured and unstructured data in real-time. Build a data warehouse integrated with Hadoop or easily migrate your existing SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) to SAP HANA and make decisions within the window of opportunity.
Predictive, Spatial and Text Analytics
SAP HANA provides a powerful suite of predictive, spatial, and text analytics librairies that can run across multiple data sources. Visualize new opportunities and gain deep insights with unified analysis of all of data types.
The consumerization of IT is transforming customer interaction to real-time personalized engaging experiences. Deliver innovative new applications with precision targeting and real-time consumer insights.
Sense and Respond
Managing business in connected world requires real-time adjustment to millions of live signals from the devices and machines. Enable preventive and efficient business practices by detecting, analyzing and adjusting to exploding machine data from Internet of Things.
Planning and Optimization
Rapidly changing business environment requires real-time planning and optimization. Enable real-time prescriptive analytics by reducing layers of processing and accelerating complex computations required for scheduling and simulations.
Database & Data Processing Services
SAP HANA is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP), eliminating redudancy and latency. It also unifies end-to-end data processing with search, text, geospatial and predictive analytics ontop of the in-memory columnar fundation, further extending the benefit of redundnacy and latency elimination to all data processing workloads.
Application Platform Services
The application platform services contained within SAP HANA, simplifies the development of real-time applications with scalable web server, business rules and user interface library. You can renew existing applications with simple migration or build new smart applications using unified modeling and development environment.
Integration and Data Virtualization Services
Integration and data virtualization services provide high-volume data replication, event stream processing and smart data access from variety of sources. Enable real-time applications with high speed data provisioning for faster response and interactivity.
Mission-critical Deployment Services (Appliance, Cloud)
SAP HANA is deployable as managed services in the cloud or as an optimized on-premise appliance with tailored data center integration. Quickly and cost-effectively leverage the proven, superior performance of real-time business platform.
IBM|SAP's White Paper on Prepare for the Quantum Leap in Real-Time Analytics. How in memory analytics is going to change everything about your enterprise
By Don Mettica, Business Analytics Global Partner lead for SAP, IBM Global Business Services
Steve Lucas, Senior Vice President, Business User Sales, SAP North America
Watch Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner, SAP Founder and Chairman of the SAP Supervisory Board highlight how SAP HANA is on the path to becoming the unified foundation for all types of enterprise workloads – online analytical and transaction processing (OLAP/OLTP) and text.
SAP Keynote - Dr. Vishal Sikka: SAP HANA
Watch , Dr. Vishal Sikka, Head of Technology and Innovation, Member of the Executive Board, discuss how SAP HANA is simplifying customer experiences and delivering enterprise scale. He highlights how SAP HANA inspires developers to rethink and renew applications, enabling new frontiers, experiences, and business value.
Deloitte present “live” SAP HANA appliance software use cases, including the unification of multiple disparate data sources into a single data model (accelerating all types of data – SAP and non-SAP – from internal and external data sources) and streamlining the expense report audit process by leveraging full-text search capabilities.
More on it in Deloitte on SAP HANA - Facilitated Data Analytics
SAP HANA Use Case in the Health Care Sector
In late 2013, Prof. Hasso Plattner attended the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany where he presented a range of applications that are based on the SAP HANA in-memory database platform that enable real-time analyses on a wide variety of health-related data. From analyzing large-scale genomic variants to analyzing large-scale patient cohort data, leveraging SAP HANA has provided remarkable speed-ups and enabled new scenarios across the healthcare industry.
SAP HANA is priced using 2 pricing variables: the volume of data loaded and ‘stored’ in SAP HANA and the number of users who interact with SAP HANA. In addition, SAP HANA is available in 3 ‘Editions’ to provide options and choice to customers based on their specific needs and preferences.
A few key differences from other DBMS Vendors':
For more details on pricing, please consult you SAP Sales Representative.
Focus on the companies that will embrace and adopt the in-memory computing and predictive analytics software such as SAP HANA as it will optimize their business functions of Corporate Strategy and Sustainability, Customer Service, Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Procurement, R & D and Engineering, Sales, and Supply Chain Management while enhancing their insights in real-time into the behaviors of the buyers of their products, services, and solutions and operational workflow processes to support them, increasing their productivity and enabling them to offer in real-time tailored products or services for a delightful customer experience. The adoption of Big Data and the ability to harness the information from it will result into new business architectures, operating models, and revenue streams for both the public and the private sectors.
I would love to hear from the blog readers as to what are the opportunities and challenges for the uptake of the Big Data Analytics Solutions such as SAP HANA in their industries, in general, and their enterprises, in particular.?
SAP BW Powered by SAP HANA - Trial Offer
There is a 30 day free trial version of BW on HANA available for customers. It is fully configured and even includes SAP BI. Since it is running in the cloud the system will be available after registration in just about 15-20 minutes.
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