|Stable release||1.0 SPS8 / May 31, 2014|
|Written in||C, C++|
|Website||SAP Community Network|
SAP HANA, short for "High-Performance Analytic Appliance" is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed and marketed by SAP AG. It runs massively parallel, thus exploiting the maximum out of multicore processors and subsequently enabling very fast query execution.
SAP HANA originates from developed or acquired technologies, including TREX search engine, an in-memory column-oriented search engine, P*TIME, an in-memory OLTP database acquired by SAP in 2005, and MaxDB with its in-memory liveCache engine. In 2008, teams from SAP AG working with Hasso Plattner Institute and Stanford University demonstrated an application architecture for real-time analytics and aggregation, mentioned as "Hasso's New Architecture" in SAP executive Vishal Sikka's blog. Before the name HANA settled in, people referred to this product as New Database.
The product was officially announced in May 2010. In November 2010, SAP AG announced the release of SAP HANA 1.0, an in-memory appliance for business applications and business Intelligence allowing real-time response. The first product shipped in late November 2010. By mid-2011, the technology had attracted interest but the conservative business customers still considered it "in early days". HANA support for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse was announced in September 2011 for availability by November.
In January 2013, SAP enterprise resource planning software from its Business Suite was announced for HANA, and became available by May. In May 2013, a software as a service offering called the HANA Enterprise Cloud service was announced.
The focal point of the community of developers on SAP HANA platform is SAP HANA Developer Center or "the DevCenter". The DevCenter offers general information, education materials, community forums, plus access to SAP HANA database with free licenses hosted in the public cloud (like CloudShare, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure). Access to some materials and features may require free registration.
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