What Is HANA? “HANA is a technology platform,” Lucas started, “that was built specifically for business applications.” He went on, talking about how HANA delivers services in real-time—mentioning database services, semantic elements, text stores—and then added: “HANA is much, much more than a database.”
But Wait, There’s More! SAP and the HANA leadership team have been on a mission to emphasize that HANA has more to offer than just ultrafast processing speeds. “The reality is,” noted Lucas, “the ROI for something like HANA can be derived from so much more than just speed.
In other words, SAP is showing some of its trump cards right now but not all, as Lucas quipped later in the call. Analytics, BW and BPC on HANA, to name a couple, are today’s table stakes, and Lucas and Vijayasankar talked a lot about these.
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)