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What is SAP HANA?

SAP HANA is a high-performance in-memory database that speeds data-driven, real-time decisions and actions. 

Powering SAP Business Technology Platform

As the data foundation of SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP HANA provides advanced analytics on multimodel data, on premise and in the cloud.


Innovate without boundaries on a database management system, where you can develop intelligent and live solutions for quick decision-making on a single data copy. And with advanced analytics, you can support next-generation transactional processing.

  • On-premise, multi-cloud, and seamless hybrid deployments
  • Secure, enterprise-ready database with more than 32,000 customers
  • In-memory machine learning to embed intelligence into applications and analytics
  • Single, column-oriented database for transactional and analytical workloads with any data type


Build data solutions with cloud-native scalability, speed, and performance. With the SAP HANA Cloud database, you can gain trusted, business-ready information from a single solution, while enabling security, privacy, and anonymization with proven enterprise reliability.

  • Fully managed multi-cloud environment with a seamless hybrid deployment
  • Cloud database solution that delivers scalability, speed, and flexibility
  • Connected, distributed data without the need to collect it
  • Advanced data tiering to quickly manage performance, cost, and storage during volatility

Key benefits of an in-memory database

SAP HANA enables real-time data access and offers support for multiple data types and models.

Blend the advantages of SAP HANA and the cloud

Benefit from a cloud-native solution that delivers scalability, speed, and flexibility, while eliminating information silos with a single instance of data.

Simplify the IT landscape and scale data management

Experience an in-memory data platform that combines database, advanced analytics, data integration, and application services at a lower cost of ownership.

Augment applications and analytics with intelligence

Deepen insights and situational awareness with broad, multimodal, and advanced analytics capabilities.

Innovate with greater confidence and agility

Build intelligent, responsive solutions with ease by combining analytics and transactional workloads, advanced analytics, and security to preserve privacy and trust. 

Explore SAP HANA core capabilities

SAP HANA is used for database management, advanced analytical processing, application development, and data virtualization.

  • Create a simple gateway to your enterprise data
  • Accelerate insight with a simplified IT landscape
  • Act with live intelligence and augmented analytics
  • Combine OLAP and OLTP systems and perform hybrid transactional and analytical processing 
  • Leverage advanced analytics, graph processing, and ETL capabilities

See how customers are succeeding with SAP HANA

What are analysts saying about SAP HANA?

SAP named a leader in data management for analytics

Find out why SAP was recognized as a leader in the Forrester report on data management solutions for analytics, based on our current offering and strategy.

Innovations that drive the Intelligent Enterprise

Take a look at how the operational database from SAP fits into the overall strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise and what your business should do to benefit from it.

The evolution of in-memory database technology

Learn about the evolution of in-memory technology on the relational database management system (RDBMS), featuring Gartner distinguished analyst Donald Feinberg.

SAP Data and Analytics Virtual Forum: Data to Outcome

Available now on-demand! Hear from Guy Kawasaki and other thought leaders on the benefits of becoming a data-driven enterprise. Book a virtual 1:1 consulting session.

Explore the value of SAP HANA

Benefit from moving to the SAP HANA platform

Learn about the process and benefits of transitioning cloud offerings from legacy databases to the SAP HANA platform.

Measure the business value of innovating with SAP HANA

Explore the significant value that organizations can achieve by using SAP HANA to innovate with the latest  custom, business-critical applications.

Overcome data challenges and drive business success

Consider how in-memory platforms and recent innovations, such as persistent memory technology, are addressing priorities for real-time analytics. 

SAP HANA now delivers data power in the cloud

SAP HANA is the data foundation for SAP’s Business Technology Platform, offering powerful database and cloud capabilities for the enterprise.


Bring the simplicity and speed of SAP HANA to the cloud, built on ten years of in-memory innovation, to manage data from all sources, gain real-time insights, and run custom applications. SAP HANA Cloud is a fully managed multi-cloud with freedom to deploy as a stand-alone solution or as an extension of your existing environment.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

Deliver business data to your users with an cloud enterprise data warehouse (EDW), delivered as-a-service and combined with advanced analytics. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is built with SAP HANA Cloud, leveraging virtualization, persistence, and data tiering capabilities and an in-memory database core.

SAP Analytics Cloud

Analyze information visually to make better-informed decisions, no matter if your data is stored in spreadsheets, on-premise databases, cloud databases, or all three. SAP Analytics Cloud features are built on SAP Extension Suite and SAP Integration Suite, and powered by SAP HANA – allowing you to seamlessly integrate all your data. 

Get the latest news and trends from experts

Denys van Kempen
SAP Technology Advocate & Partner Enablement

Getting started with SAP HANA Cloud free trial

Find what you need to get started with SAP HANA Cloud from documentation, tutorials, videos, and guides to a trial of the software.

Denys van Kempen
SAP Technology Advocate & Partner Enablement

Getting started with SAP HANA Cloud basics

Learn the latest information on getting started with SAP HANA Cloud.

Neelesh Kumar Jain
Technology Expert

Connect Google BigQuery to SAP HANA Cloud as a remote source

Take the steps to connect to Google BigQuery from SAP HANA Cloud and query the data without physically loading the data. 

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