SAP HANA was introduced as SAP In-Memory High Performance Analytic Appliance for Real-Time Business Intelligence and Business Analytical applications with the main goal to accelerate analytical functions throw in-memory database and dedicated software and hardware.
SAP HANA is a combination of hardware and software, and it is delivered as an optimized appliance in cooperation with SAP’s partners (IBM, HP, Hitachi, SUSE, etc.). The core part of SAP HANA is the new SAP in-memory database, which is a hybrid in-memory database that combines row-based, column-based, and object-based database technology.
SAP HANA is the next logical step in SAP in-memory computing. Read more »