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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and overcoming the aforementioned limitations of relational databases. SAP has lately been working on perfecting HANA to be open, i.e., without the need to work with SAP's applications, per se. Thus, the giant wants to power data warehouses and quick OLAP calculations from wherever and from whatever data sources. Besides the recent additions of the TREX enterprise search engine, text analytics from Business Objects , predictive analytics and complex event processing (CEP) from Sybase, etc., HANA will be