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Technical Information and Best Practices

View installation and administration documentation for implementing, managing, and configuring SAP HANA.

SAP HANA documentation

Find the SAP HANA documentation you need to get started with installing or provisioning to develop innovative new solutions.

SAP HANA features scope description

Get an overview of the innovative capabilities of SAP HANA that can help you build modern solutions to extract more business value from your data.

Performance and cost tools

Get the tools and resources to balance performance with cost – whether you’re undergoing an implementation or migration to SAP HANA.

Security for SAP HANA

Run and operate SAP HANA in diverse environments with specific compliance, security, and regulatory needs.

Bridging the gap between academia and industry research

The SAP HANA research group connects academic and industry experts to conduct cutting-edge research dedicated to solving database challenges.

Research framework

We aim to advance knowledge in the field of database development with technology invention and transfer. Additionally, we partner with leading research institutes and nurture the SAP HANA ecosystem through conferences, workshops, and journals.

Research areas

We focus our research on a variety of topics, including query processing and optimization, self-tuning database, indexing, data storage, quality assurance, and modern hardware.

Research publications

We have achieved many compelling research results that foster the technology leadership of SAP HANA with frequent contributions to peer-reviewed research venues.

Research opportunities

We offer research and development PhD internships, bachelor’s and master’s thesis opportunities, partnerships on specific research projects, and sabbatical opportunities for professors.

Deployment Options

Move to SAP HANA quickly and seamlessly with a deployment option that best fits your business needs, budget, and resources. 

Fully-managed cloud services

Focus on innovation, not maintenance, with fully managed SAP HANA instances in a private or public cloud.

Bring-your-own cloud license

Bring your own license to run on the cloud service provider of your choice through SAP HANA Infrastructure Services.

On-premise appliances

Go live quickly with an appliance of preconfigured hardware and pre-installed software.

Tailored data center integration

Choose your preferred infrastructure components from a menu of supported hardware options with SAP HANA tailored data center integration.

Architecture and Technology

Innovate without boundaries with SAP HANA.


  • Manage any data seamlessly on premise and in the cloud
  • Augment applications and analytics with built-in machine learning
  • Provide a single gateway to all your data with advanced data virtualization
  • Develop modern applications simply with native application development capabilities

Extend SAP HANA with development and modeling

Browse information resources focused on SAP HANA app development – including installation tools and methods.

Develop on SAP HANA Cloud

Find out how to get started with SAP HANA Cloud to build new solutions or extend your existing SAP HANA solutions.

Develop on SAP HANA

Get step-by-step guidance on how you can construct applications by using SAP HANA extended application services.

Develop native apps on SAP HANA

Learn to create apps, services, models, and write procedures with SAP HANA extended application services, advanced model.

Explore the latest releases and updates for SAP HANA

Continuous innovation is a key component of our strategy for SAP HANA. Uncover the features and updates introduced in the latest support package stack (SPS), stay up to date with breaking news, and explore specific release versions.

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