What is SAP HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance)?
SAP HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) is an application that uses in-memory database technology that enables large amounts of real-time data to be processed in a short period of time. The in-memory computing engine enables HANA to process data stored in RAM instead of reading it from a hard drive. This enables the application to provide instant results from customer transactions and data analysis.
SAP HANA was developed to quickly process structured data from relational databases, both SAP and non-SAP, and applications and other systems. It is able to use three types of data replication - protocol-based, ETL-based, and trigger-based, depending on the source of the data. The outsourced structured data is stored directly in the memory. Therefore, data can be quickly accessed in real time from the applications using HANA.
SAP HANA supports various use cases for real-time analysis. Some examples include:
- Monitoring and optimization of the telecommunications network
- Supply chain and retail optimization
- - Fraud detection and security
- Forecast and profitability reporting
- Optimization and monitoring of energy consumption