What is SAP HANA?

Innovate limitlessly on a database management system, crafting intelligent solutions for swift decision-making with a single data copy. Advanced analytics also enable seamless support for next-gen transactional processing.

SAP HANA, short for High-performance Analytic Appliance, is a versatile multi-model database that employs an in-memory storage approach rather than traditional disk-based methods. Its innovative column-oriented in-memory design enables the seamless integration of advanced analytics with high-speed transactions within a unified system. This attribute holds immense importance as it empowers companies to efficiently process vast volumes of data with minimal latency, execute instantaneous data queries, and embrace a truly data-driven approach.

Since its introduction in 2010, SAP HANA has evolved into a sophisticated and widely adopted solution, catering to tens of thousands of customers globally. However, SAP HANA transcends its role as a mere database. Beyond serving as a database server for storing and retrieving data as needed by applications, SAP HANA provides advanced functionalities such as comprehensive search, analytics, and data integration for both structured and unstructured data. It also functions as an application server, aiding companies in developing intelligent, insight-driven applications grounded in real-time data, in-memory computing, and machine learning technologies. Notably, these capabilities are accessible both in the cloud and on-premise.

Which Solutions Utilize SAP HANA?

SAP's premier products are built on the robust foundation of SAP HANA. Here's a glimpse of the top-notch solutions driven by the power of SAP HANA.


Elevate your mission-critical operations to real-time efficiency through a comprehensive, modular cloud ERP system driven by SAP HANA, featuring advanced AI and analytics capabilities.

SAP Data Intelligence

Access data seamlessly from any location. Unify data orchestration, metadata management, and robust data pipelines with advanced machine learning capabilities.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

Unlock valuable insights by integrating data from diverse sources through a unified semantic layer, established on SAP HANA Cloud.

SAP Analytics Cloud

Harness business intelligence, predictive and augmented analytics, and enterprise planning within a unified solution, all driven by the power of SAP HANA.

Key Advantages of SAP HANA

Unveiling the Top 10 Benefits of ACG solutions with SAP HANA

Beyond its core functions of storing, serving, and offering a single source of truth, the SAP HANA database provides a myriad of additional benefits. Explore the top 10 advantages of SAP HANA, applicable both on-premises and with SAP HANA Cloud:

  • Comprehensive in scope, it encompasses database services, advanced analytical processing, application development, and data integration.
  • Delivers query responses within a fraction of a second in extensive production applications.
  • Adaptable: Accommodates hybrid transactional and analytical processing, as well as various data types.
  • Effective: Minimizes data footprint through elimination of duplication, utilizes advanced compression, and mitigates data silos.
  • Potent: Swiftly executes queries on extensive datasets through a massively parallel processing (MPP) database architecture.
  • Scalable: Effortlessly expands to accommodate increased data volume and concurrent users within a distributed environment.
  • Adaptable: Enables deployment in public or private clouds, across multiple cloud environments, on-premise, or in hybrid configurations.
  • User-Friendly: Establishes a unified gateway to access all your data through advanced data virtualization.
  • Smart: Enhances applications and analytics by incorporating built-in machine learning capabilities.
  • Protected: Ensures thorough data and application security, including a secure setup and additional measures.

SAP HANA 2.0 and
current SAP HANA editions

SAP HANA, Base Edition

Provides fundamental functionalities encompassing database, integration, and application services.

SAP HANA, Spatial Edition

Extends the features of the Base Edition by incorporating capabilities for data warehousing and the utilization of spatial data.


SAP HANA, Platform Edition

Enhances the capabilities of the Base Edition by incorporating functions for data warehousing, predictive algorithms, text analysis and mining, graph processing, and spatial data.

SAP HANA, Enterprise Edition

Encompasses the complete set of capabilities found in both the Base and Platform editions. Additionally, it incorporates functions for data integration and data replication, and extends the flexibility by providing distribution rights for exporting data into third-party applications.

Why Choose Us

Whether you need help selecting the right SAP HANA version, exploring the nuances of built-in reporting and analysis features, optimizing business operations with HANA functionality, or any other related support, our team is prepared to assist you.

To provide insight into the caliber of service you can expect from us, here is a snapshot of one of our exceptional SAP consultants:

  • 10+ years of SAP experience
  • Demonstrates excellence as an SAP Solution Architect and hands-on Developer.
  • Highly proficient in utilizing S/4HANA, SAP BPC, SAC, and Group Reporting.
  • Successfully completed multiple full life cycle SAP/HANA implementations.
  • Prior experience

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