Use of in-memory technology that speeds up the data access,flexibility to perform analytics with Legacy, ERP,
CRM and other systems, High
, End user Data provisioning with Information Composer.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform,the in-memory Platform-as-a-Service offering from SAP, enables customers and developers to build, extend, and run applications on SAP HANA in the cloud.
There are good reasons for the companies to go with the Cloud services. These are
Fast implementation time,Reduced IT efforts to maintain bot the Hardware and Software operations and maintenance is the provider's responsibility, Flexible due to subscription rather than licensing contracts,
scalability to support changing business needs.
SAP HANA is not a platform for loading, processing, and analyzing huge volumes – petabytes or more of unstructured data, commonly referred to as big data. Therefore, HANA is not suited for social networking and social media data analytics. But SAP has given the option to connect with the Big-data, Hadoop from it's last release of SP07.
Enterprises collect large volumes of structured data via legacy ERP, CRM, and other systems. One option to make use of this data is to extract, transform, and load subsets into a traditional enterprise data warehouse for analysis. This process is time-consuming and requires significant investment in related proprietary hardware.
SAP HANA offers enterprises a new approach to harnessing the value of all that corporate data. Its data replication and integration capabilities vastly speed up the process of loading data into the database. And because it uses in-memory storage, applications on top of HANA can access data in near-real time. HANA can also perform predictive analytics to help organizations plan for future market developments.