Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database that will enable companies to analyze large volumes of operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source, and that will eventually deliver an entirely new class of applications that will change the way people think, work, plan, and operate.
name stands for “High-Performance ANalytic Application,” is there any surprise if regular folks associate it with high-speed analytic appliances by default? In fact, most of the early available HANA-based products are some so-called “accelerators” or “fast analytics” for this or that. Again, unless you are an SAP insider, why would you think of HANA as being a full-fledged “system of record and master data repository”, i.e., a general-purpose database of the future? For that reason, I