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SAP HANA In-Memory Platform

Make real-time business a reality with SAP HANA, our in-memory database and application platform. Designed to simplify your IT environment, our powerful platform releases the intelligence in your business data and processes – so that you can accelerate critical decisions and innovate throughout your operations.

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What is SAP HANA?

SAP HANA is an in-memory computing platform that has completely transformed the relational database industry. It combines database, application processing, and integration services on a single platform. The same architecture also provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial, and business analytics.

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 SAP HANA platform

Solutions powered by the SAP HANA platform support real-time operations, smarter decision making, and better business results. Learn more about the benefits of SAP HANA below.


Analytics & Data Processing

Harness real-time in-memory analytics and data processing that provide the in-depth information you need, at the speed you need it.

Big Data

Access and process petabytes of structured, text, and spatial data from stores such as EDW and Hadoop – and forecast new opportunities.

Data Management

Capture, integrate, and deliver complete and accurate information to any application or user in real time – with SAP Data Management.

Data Warehousing

Streamline data warehousing so users can pinpoint the right information at the right time, accelerate analyses, and uncover trends.


“The In-Memory Revolution”

Read how a vision evolved into the SAP HANA in-memory database – the future of business.

Deployment Options

Cloud deployments

Platform-as-a-Service (Paas)

Our in-memory PaaS offers comprehensive services and capabilities to help business users and developers build better applications in less time. There are two PaaS options: the SAP HANA Cloud Platform for enterprises, and SAP HANA One – which is ideal for department-scale projects, system integrators, independent software vendors, and innovative startups.

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SAP HANA Cloud Platform | SAP HANA One


Managed Private Cloud                                                                                 

Our managed private cloud hosting service, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, offers subscription-based pricing – making it easily accessible to companies. It’s ideal for mission-critical applications such as SAP Business Suite, SAP Business Warehouse, and custom SAP HANA applications. 

Find the cloud deployment option that meets your needs:

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud

On-premise deployment

Harness the real-time power of our in-memory database –fully controlled behind your own firewall – with an on-premise SAP HANA deployment. Choose a partner-provided appliance for the quickest implementation, or choose to deploy over your existing IT landscape with our tailored datacenter integration (TDI) offering.

Find the deployment that meets your business needs:

SAP HANA on premise


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The HANA Effect podcast series

The HANA Effect is a series of authentic, unscripted interviews with people who are using SAP HANA to transform their businesses. Hear about their success stories and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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SAP HANA Innovation Award 2015

The SAP HANA Innovation Award honors customers who have found novel ways to drive business value with SAP HANA. All eligible entrants have a chance to win prize money for charity and a showcase at SAPPHIRE NOW.

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How to choose an in-memory database

The SAP HANA platform has distinct advantages over disk-based databases with added in-memory features. Read about the 10 most important questions to ask when choosing an in-memory database for your organization.

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Now introducing SAP HANA SPS10

The SPS10 release of SAP HANA offers enhanced capabilities for Big Data and the Internet of Things, improved availability and disaster recovery, and new tools for custom application development. Learn more about the latest release in this blog post.


Calling all developers

SAP HANA gives developers the opportunity to build impactful, highly scalable applications that leverage the massive speed of the SAP HANA platform.

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SAP HANA for partners

SAP partners can bring in their own use cases and applications to run on SAP HANA, and then offer them to customers through the SAP HANA App Center.

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Speed time to value for SAP HANA with SAP Service and Support

Make sure SAP HANA simply and seamlessly meets your business needs –with help from SAP Service and Support. Our 30,000+ certified SAP HANA consultants have unparalleled product knowledge, technology expertise, and experience across 25 distinct industries. Consultants can help you assess your current IT situation, determine the best first-use case for in-memory technology, and create a comprehensive transformation roadmap – to ensure a smooth and cost-effective delivery. They can also help you move to the cloud, customize your solution, optimize IT, and more.


Boost flexibility and competitiveness with a combination of standard service offerings and regional solutions

Ensure faster, more affordable delivery of SAP HANA projects with preconfigured rapid-deployment packages

Improve problem-solving for complex business scenarios with extended applications and/or custom solutions

Jointly drive long-term innovation with proven support frameworks and value partnership methodologies

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