Thursday, 7 November 2013

SAP HANA Appliance

SAP HANA (formerly High Performance Analytic Appliance, today no acronym).  Is a database technology from SAP, which was presented in 2010? 

SAP HANA Appliance
This is an appliance, a combination of hardware and software, to the in-memory technology that uses the opposite of the hard drive much faster accessible computer's memory for data storage, compared to the conventional applications allow using higher performance evaluations.


HANA was developed by SAP in collaboration with some customers, namely Coca- Cola Hellenic, the Future Group (an Indian operator of department store chains) and Hilti to scan large amounts of data efficiently. The appliance was the first time in spring 2010 introduced and used in November of the same year. From the manufacturer's point of view, the in-memory database is an important topic for the future, as well Snabe, Co-CEO of SAP, 2011 declared. Among the four main investment focus of the company is in the in-memory technology in 2011, the strongest growth was achieved. On 10 SAP announced in January 2013 that the core applications of SAP Business Suite are available based on HANA.


With HANA different techniques both in software and in hardware area are combined. On the software side, a hybrid of the usual in-memory databases column-oriented working method and the conventional, common in relational databases row-oriented database technology used. On the hardware side is tried as the main memory by the CPU cache, and replacing the disk by the main memory in order to use each faster access times. By this method, performance benefits.


Developed for business intelligence and business analytics applications appliance is used in the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and in BusinessObjects Strategic Workforce Planning. There is, however, according to the manufacturer also possible to use other applications with HANA operate. In addition to other SAP products include all SQL-based applications. On 10 January 2013, SAP announced the availability of the entire SAP Business Suite on HANA in.

SAP HANA makes Business All–in-One solutions generally available

 Various solutions of Business All- in-One powered by SAP HANA has now made ​​available in 52 countries. In addition to new country versions include the new solutions and industry extensions and extended availability of partners.

SAP HANA makes Business All–in-One solutions generally available
SAP today announced the availability of 52 country versions of SAP Business All-in -One solutions powered by SAP HANA. The solutions are based on the expansion pack 7 SAP ERP application. This is supported by SAP HANA. In addition, the expansion pack is part of the latest version of the SAP Business Suite.

With SAP Business All -in-One, SAP is aimed at the needs of small and medium enterprises. The solution to get the stripped core ERP processes. The solution includes pre-configured functions and thus country-specific adjustments. The modular structure of the software allows users to expand selected packages sectoral or cross-sectoral components.

SAP Business All-in -One solutions running on SAP HANA and SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, and other databases, and both on-premise and private cloud.

“The extension package 7 comprises, for example, extensions for the chemical industry and discrete manufacturing," said Robert Vetter, Senior Vice President, Partner Enablement and Solution Management at SAP. In addition, SAP partner companies could further customize these packages to the requirements of the customers.

Another example comes from the Brazilian partner Group Trust: "When we sat down with a client to discuss its IT landscape, we found: The client had implemented three different databases to operate different solutions - a database for ERP, another for business intelligence, and a third for budget planning," said Fabricio Oliveira, Solutions Director at Grupo Trust.

Different databases but these three are not only cost intensive, but played to additional charge of programs and data movement between databases on the performance of.

"To remedy this, we have developed an integrated solution based on SAP HANA. We provide the customers with a single, central database for its three solutions are available and have as its entire IT landscape, facilitate,"said Oliveira.

According to SAP, this solution is mainly used by upper middle -sized companies, with over 24,200 companies in over 55 countries. The solutions are distributed by SAP partners that offer more than 500 qualified SAP Business All-in -One partner solutions.