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SAP HANA Cloud Features

SAP HANA Cloud offers a comprehensive set of capabilities, including database management, database administration, data security, multimodel processing, application development, and data virtualisation. 

Database management with SAP HANA Cloud

Transactional and analytical workloads are supported on one instance of data, with built-in machine learning capabilities to augment business processes and simplify your IT environment. You can extend your footprint and workloads across on-premise and cloud landscapes with a real-time, transparent gateway to local, virtualised, or distributed data.

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  • Hybrid In-memory database: Extend your footprint and workloads across on-premise and cloud landscapes with a real-time, transparent gateway to local, virtualised, or distributed data.
  • Transactional and analytical processing: Support any type of data and run many different types of workloads.
  • Data modelling: Help ensure high performance with graphical models fostering collaboration between stakeholders achieving complex analyses in real time.
  • Multitier storage: Optimise performance, cost, and storage while maximising data value and accessibility to control your data effectively in the cloud.

Database administration with SAP HANA Cloud

With a foundation for reliable performance, you can provide data that is secure and accessible while simplifying IT operations to monitor and optimise processes and achieve continuous availability with the administration tools available in the SAP HANA database.

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Continuous monitoring: Configure, tune, and monitor database performance while performing core administration tasks and automate advanced operations.

Performance management: Predict the performance and cost impact of IT updates and safeguard the stability of your IT landscape during and after updates without disrupting business operations.

High availability and disaster recovery: Enable enterprise readiness in a cost-effective way for reliable, highly secure data centres that support continuous delivery.

Scripting and development tools: Automate and customise applications and perform commands on SAP HANA with greater ease.

Data security with SAP HANA Cloud

You can address cybersecurity challenges and innovate with confidence by taking steps to keep your systems secure and comply with the regulatory requirements of today's digital world. SAP HANA Cloud supports industry standards, such as SAML, and documented interfaces to enable integration with your security network and data centre infrastructure, including single sign-on, identity management, audit logging, compliance tools, threat detection, and anti-virus checking.

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Secure data and applications: Safeguard communications, data, and services with comprehensive identity, access management, and data anonymization tools that preserve privacy and trust.

Secure setup: Make encryption and secure communication a part of the core features of your deployment of SAP HANA Cloud. 

Secure software: Benefit from the latest security upgrades, which are delivered on a monthly basis through the lifecycle management tools available in SAP HANA Cloud.

Data virtualisation with SAP HANA Cloud

With a real-time gateway to all your data across applications, data storage, multi-cloud and hybrid landscapes, you can gain full business visibility.

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Data federation: Provide transparent, real-time data from other systems on demand.

Data integration and replication: Acquire business intelligence from any data source and for any integration option of your choice.

Application development with SAP HANA Cloud

With built-in development and runtime capabilities that leverage open standards and tools, you can create the intelligent, real-time applications your business needs to succeed. 

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Simplified application architecture: Create modern applications faster with a dramatically simplified application architecture.

Application development languages: Use existing skills and the programming language that best fits your needs.  

Application development tools: Take advantage of application development tools optimised for SAP HANA Cloud, such as SAP Business Application Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Smart Multi-Model

Without boundaries, you can innovate smart, real-time solutions by storing, processing, and analysing multiple types of data in a single, scalable solution.

Multi-model processing: Use a unified database solution that stores, processes, and analyses geospatial, graph, JSON document, and more.

Native machine learning: Augment and improve business processes with data-driven insights from embedded and external machine learning.

Hybrid transactional and analytical processing: Innovate with modern applications that combine transactional and analytical workloads on a single data set.

SAP HANA Cloud DBaaS components

SAP HANA database component of SAP HANA Cloud processes mission-critical data at proven in-memory speed, its highly scalable data lake provides flexible storage tiering capabilities to allow an optimal price-performance ratio for all scenarios.

SAP HANA database component of SAP HANA Cloud

Transactional and analytical workloads can be supported on one instance of data with built-in machine learning capabilities to augment business processes and simplify your IT environment. You can extend your footprint and workloads across on-premise and cloud landscapes with a real-time, transparent gateway to local, virtualised, or distributed data.

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  • Benefit from in-memory speed and compression
  • Process and store business data with smart, multimodel processing; machine learning; and graphical, spatial, and document capabilities
  • Perform real-time, advanced analytics and high-performance transactions without tuning

Data lake component of SAP HANA Cloud

A data lake is a repository for all types of data. From this repository, data can be examined, accessed, and used to make data-driven decisions. Deploying a cloud data lake can help your organisation reduce costs, improve performance, and gain easier access to large-scale, affordable data that generates insights.

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  • Ingest, store, and query large data volumes within a relational data lake that provides a native object storage for most file types
  • Support existing SAP IQ software, preserving existing Sybase investments
  • Migrate existing SAP IQ databases to your cloud of choice as a fully managed service

SAP HANA Cloud Road Map

Learn about your current options, planned innovations, and future features in SAP HANA Cloud.

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