SAP's latest release of HANA offers Big Data capabilities

SAP has announced the release the latest version of SAP HANA with new features that integrate the Internet of Things (IoT).

The service pack 10 (SPS10) for the SAP HANA platform delivers new capabilities that help customers connect with IoT at enterprise scale, manage Big Data more effectively, further extend high availability of data across the enterprise and develop new applications, the company said.

 SAPs latest release of HANA offers Big Data capabilities

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"SAP HANA gives customers one integrated platform for transactional and analytic workloads," said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer, SAP. "The new capabilities of SAP HANA ensure data center-readiness, synchronization data to any remote system, extend high availability and disaster recovery of enterprise data and perform advanced analytics. We are readying our customers for the inevitable digitization of our entire economy."

The new remote data synchronisation feature of SAP HANA enables organisations to synchronise data between the enterprise and remote locations at the edge of the network. Developers can now build IoT and data-intensive mobile apps that leverage SAP HANA remote data synchronisation between the enterprise and remote locations via the SAP SQL Anywhere suite.

Businesses can continue to harness Big Data using expanded smart data integration capabilities of SAP HANA to the latest Hadoop distributions from Cloudera and Hortonworks. Additional enhancements for SAP HANA include faster data transfer with Spark SQL and a single user interface (UI) for SAP HANA and Hadoop cluster administration using Apache Ambari.

SAP HANA delivers new high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to help ensure data centre readiness and support for always-on, mission-critical applications. It also features 1-to-n asynchronous replication, auto-host failover for dynamic tiering and incremental backups.  In addition, companies can leverage the NUMA (non-uniform memory access) -aware architecture of SAP HANA to support large scale systems with more than 12TB of memory to rapidly process large data sets and improve overall business performance.

With the expanded data processing capabilities in SAP HANA SPS10, businesses can accelerate the development of applications with advanced analytics. SAP HANA text mining now extends to the SQL syntax.

The new spatial processing enhancements of SAP HANA include support multidimensional objects and spatial expressions in SAP HANA models or SQLScript.

The latest HANA would be implemented across its suites including SAP S/4HANA and its cloud offerings, noted SAP.

The number of customers transforming their business with SAP HANA is increasing. SAP HANA currently has more than 6,400 customers. SAP HANA Cloud Platform has built momentum with approximately 1,400 customers. SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) has got more than 370 customers in 2015 alone. The SAP Business Warehouse application on SAP HANA continues to have traction with over 1,900 customers. Adoption of SAP HANA by startups has soared, with more than 1,900 leveraging the SAP HANA platform today. In addition, there are more than 815,000 active users of SAP HANA.

Updated Date: Jun 16, 2015 14:39:18 IST