What is SAP HANA Overview?

SAP HANA is an aggregate of HANA Database, records Modeling, HANA management and data provisioning in one single suite. In SAP HANA, HANA stands for High-performance Analytic equipment.
According to former SAP government, Dr. Vishal Sikka, HANA stands for Hasso’s new structure. HANA developed interest by mid-2011 and various Fortune 500 companies started thinking about it as a choice to maintain enterprise Warehouse needs after that.

Features of SAP HANA

The main features of SAP HANA are given below −

  • SAP HANA is a combination of software and hardware innovation to process huge amount of real time data.
  • Based on multi core architecture in distributed system environment.
  • Based on row and column type of data-storage in database.
  • Used extensively in Memory Computing Engine (IMCE) to process and analyze massive amount of real time data.
  • It reduces cost of ownership, increases application performance, enables new applications to run on real time environment that were not possible before.
  • It is written in C++, supports and runs on only one Operating System Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1/2.

The need for SAP HANA

Today, most successful corporations respond quickly to market adjustments and new possibilities. A key to that is the powerful and efficient use of data and information via analyst and managers.
HANA overcomes the restrictions stated below −

  • Because of increase in “data volume”, it is a mission for the agencies to provide access to actual time statistics for analysis and business use.
  • It involves high maintenance cost for IT businesses to keep and keep huge records volumes.
  • Because of unavailability of actual time data, analysis and processing results are delayed.

SAP HANA Vendors

SAP has partnered with leading IT hardware vendors like IBM, Dell, Cisco etc. and combined it with SAP licensed services and technology to sell SAP HANA platform.
There are, total, 11 vendors that manufacture HANA Appliances and provide onsite support for installation and configuration of HANA system.

Top few Vendors include −

  • IBM
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Cisco
  • Fujitsu
  • Lenovo (China)
  • NEC
  • Huawei

According to statistics provided by SAP, IBM is one of major vendor of SAP HANA hardware appliances and has a market share of 50-52% but according to another market survey conducted by HANA clients, IBM has a market hold up to 70%.

SAP HANA set up

HANA hardware companies provide preconfigured home equipment for hardware, working system and SAP software program product.
Seller finalizes the installation by an onsite setup and configuration of HANA additives. This onsite go to consists of deployment of HANA system in data center, Connectivity to enterprise network, SAP system id adaption, updates from solution manager, SAP Router Connectivity, SSL Enablement and other system configuration.
Customer/client starts with connectivity of statistics source system and BI customers. HANA Studio installation is completed on local system and HANA device is introduced to carry out statistics modeling and management.

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