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.
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for all of these decades, and why have Hasso and SAP been the first to (almost) converge them in one database? The difference between online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transactional processing (OLTP) is not only in their use, but also in the way the data is organized. OLAP is suitable for non-volatile data types, i.e., reporting and historical analysis of data that is stored in data warehouses (and periodically refreshed), whereas OLTP is for highly volatile (ever-changing) transactional