SAP reveals new HANA database enhancements

New additions to the SAP HANA database provide enterprises with access to critical data and extreme performance to help democratize in-memory computing


SAP SE has revealed a range of new enhancements to its SAP HANA database, both in the cloud and on-premise, to help organizations be more intelligent, agile and efficient.

Enterprise tool SAP HANA modernizes data management by offering broad multicloud support in addition to extreme flexibility for cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployments. The cloud company said that the new additions to its software would provide clients with instant access to critical data and extreme performance in an effort to democratize in-memory computing.

Gerrit Kazmaier, senior vice-president of SAP HANA and analytics at SAP, remarked: "SAP HANA is the heart and soul of SAP. The latest release of SAP HANA brings the power of data and in-memory computing to the masses by empowering organizations with a deeper understanding of their business for making the right decisions in the moment.

"More than 28,000 customers are using SAP HANA to achieve real-time, end-to-end awareness of their businesses," he added."Companies finally have a single business data platform to process information coming from all channels to drive continuous innovation, predict business outcomes and uncover new business opportunities."

The new updates include enhanced cloud support, new machine learning (ML) capabilities, data security enhancements and intelligent recommendations for efficient database management.

Alongside these new enhancements, SAP HANA will also now encompass memory support with Intel.

Lisa Davis, vice-president and general manager – digital transformation and scale solutions, enterprise and government, at the data center group at Intel, explained: "The new persistent memory technology from Intel enables more data capacity, lower platform TCO and faster insights, and allows more virtual machines to be stored on a single system, significantly reducing hardware requirements.

"SAP HANA is the first major data management platform optimized for this breakthrough innovation, and the enhanced features for data tiering are extremely complementary," she added. "It allows for faster recovery time for SAP HANA, which helps to minimize planned or unplanned downtime, reducing cloud operating expenses while providing a highly resilient application environment."

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