SAP SE launches HANA 2 platform

SAP SE recently announced the release of the SAP HANA 2 in-memory computing platform, featuring better database and data management, analytical intelligence, and application development performance.

“SAP pioneered in-memory computing with the launch of SAP HANA in 2010 and throughout our journey we have driven breakthrough innovation on a highly stable core data platform for our customers,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board, Products and Innovation, SAP SE. “The release of SAP HANA 2 marks a milestone in the industry, as it represents the next generation of SAP HANA that will propel customers toward a successful and prosperous digital future.”

Improvements in analytical intelligence and application development has been implemented into SAP HANA 2 to allow developers to easily examine rich insight into applications, including text, spatial, graph, and streaming data. In terms of database management, SAP HANA 2 will allow organizations to leverage secondary systems to off-load read-intensive workloads for improved operations. Data management will also be made more efficient with the new edition of the SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer Web application that works with and is powered by SAP HANA. Not only does it allow for the management of complex information architectures, it also allows enterprises to visualize the impact of new technologies before they are implemented.

“SAP HANA 2 represents a continuation of technology innovation by SAP, designed to enable organizations to address the fast-changing aspects of digital business,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, IDC. “SAP HANA 2 features new and enhanced functions that can enhance data management and accelerate application development for digital transformation. In addition, new SAP HANA microservices in the cloud, accessible through SAP Hybris as a Service, are expected to increase innovation of insight-driven applications to deliver competitive advantage for SAP customers.”

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