SAP Business Suite is collection of fully integrated applications such as SAP customer relationship management (CRM), SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP product lifecycle management (PLM), SAP supplier relationship management (SRM), and SAP supply chain management (SCM) modules.
SAP HANA is a platform that completely transforms the industry by combining database and data processing in a single application. It also provides functionalities for planning, analysis and processing of collected data and business analytics – all within the same architecture in real time.
This allows for simultaneous operations of multiple systems, which allows processing of large amounts of data in real time and the provision of adequate immediate feedback without having to collect the data in advance. Simply put – this makes SAP HANA the best platform of the newest generation for the development and implementation of applications in real-time and data analysis.
What makes SAP HANA different?
SAP and Intel engineers jointly tested the scanned the speed of an SAP HANA in-memory database across a variety of Intel CPU processors. These tests achieved results of 3.19 billion symbol scans per second per core.
- Radical Efficiency
An SAP application development team ran a simulation of productive customer data with a 100 million-line financial accounting data set. The result? The overall data footprint was reduced by a factor of 37.
- Extreme Scale
SAP and its partners set a new record for the world’s largest data warehouse using the SAP HANA platform and SAP IQ software. The DW is 12.1 PB of 50% structured and 50% unstructured data, which is four times larger than the prior record. This presents contemporary complexity in a single data warehouse. The index for data compression is approximately 4 to 1.
- Lower Cost
Using double OLTP-OLAP architecture leads to reduction of the volume of the data storage space, hence storage costs are reduced. Eliminating the need for implementation and data transfer from OLTP to OLAP saves time and resources. A reduction in cost savings of 37 % is predicted over four years when customers migrate to SAP Business Warehouse during the first year, SAP ERP during the second year, and then start using the SAP HANA platform for custom application development in the third year.
SAP HANA is a powerful Big Data analytics platform, capable of rapidly loading and analyzing multiple data types. With SAP Data Services, traditional sources of structured data, such as point of sale, transactions, customer records, etc., as well as non-traditional unstructured sources, such as website logs, e-mail, video, etc., can be loaded into SAP HANA for a complete view of the business.
SAP HANA is available on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment
SAP HANA hardware devices are ideal for large enterprises and companies that require their own hosting available; they are available from nine industry-leading hardware partners. Its cloud offerings range from basic, entry-level instances to enterprise-class managed cloud offerings suitable for running ERP and business-critical applications. Cloud-based implementations are ideal for companies of a smaller scale, startups and independent software vendors (ISV), as well as in cases in which the pay-as-you-go model is preferable to increased capital expenditures.