In today’s world, a business that uses next-generation applications has always had a guarantee of success. Such businesses work better with the SAP HANA. The SAP HANA is a platform that lets you extend existing applications and build new apps in the cloud. It is an in-memory cloud platform designed for the highly data-driven, social, mobile and networked user. This makes it ideal for a business that takes advantage of continuously evolving data sharing trends. It provides flexible subscription models and services for infrastructure, database and apps. It provides access to the real-time application for your business to succeed.
SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system. Its primary function as a database server is to store and retrieve data as requested by the application. In addition, it performs tasks like predictive analytics, spatial data processing, text analytics, text search, streaming analytics, graph data processing and includes extract, transform, load capabilities as well as an application server.
In SAP HANA data is stored in main memory rather than on disk which provides faster data access and with an extension, faster querying and processing. Due to storing data in-memory confers performance advantages, it is a more costly form of data storage.
Column-oriented systems store all data for a single column in the same location, rather than storing all data for a single row in the same location. This enables performance improvements for online analytical processing queries on large datasets and allows greater vertical compression of similar types of data in a single column.
SAP HANA coincides with new technologies and concepts that are driving global business operations, such as cloud services and mobile computing. Irrespective of the group to which an organization belongs it is imperative to make the decision based on objective and tangible business benefits.
Here are a few business benefits of SAP HANA,
SAP HANA is an in-memory computing database which means it naturally takes advantage of the speed of transaction processing and reporting. It allows you to experience better performance as it relates to complex and time-driven business activities such as real-time planning, execution, reporting and analytics based on live data, as well as prompt period closing and improved forecasting. It also allows you to provide a better service level for customer-centric applications.
The end user interface of SAP HANA is user-friendly. It helps to get real-time business insights and intelligence on any mobile device, which is a major business advantage.
SAP HANA brings unparalleled simplicity to the management and administration of the complete IT landscape and coupled with the cloud adoption potential that it brings to the fore, hardware and network resources have never been so centralized.
4. Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
SAP HANA is a cost-efficient option when you consider the fact that you are able to combine all the analytical and transactional capabilities of different systems into a single source of truth which drives acute and proactive business making.
SAP HANA is driving cloud adoption by businesses. The cloud offers a platform for different software vendors to offer innovative products that integrate and extend the capabilities of SAP HANA.
SAP HANA represents an offering that is central to conducting business in today’s complex and radically changing environment.
About the Author: Nilesh Shah
The author of this article is working with Accely, providing customer flexible, rapidly deployed, end-to-end Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobility Solutions, E-Commerce and Business Analytics through the SAP suite of application and other leading technologies.