April 24, 2012 // By: Christiane Stagge
When SAP unveiled its in-memory platform SAP HANA for the first time at SAP TechEd 2010, a veritable explosion of innovation was sure to follow. SAP HANA is based on in-memory technology, which enables the platform to analyze even large volumes of data in seconds flat by storing it directly in server memory, instead of on hard drives like more conventional applications do. One look at the list of our five most popular articles is enough to see that this has generated a great deal of interest in SAP HANA.
There are now plenty of products that bear the SAP HANA name, from SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3 and other applications to the SAP HANA database itself. Essentially, SAP HANA is an overarching term for a series of applications and other products categorized according to the following integral elements:
Another source of quality insight on all SAP HANA products and frequently asked questions concerning in-memory technology is the blog maintained by Bluefin Solutions, which deals with the business performance of SAP’s offerings.
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