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High-performance in-memory database that provides advanced analytics on multimodel data, on premise and in the cloud

What is SAP HANA in-memory database?

SAP HANA in-memory database is for transactional and analytical workloads with any data type — on a single data copy. It breaks down the transactional and analytical silos in organizations, for quick decision-making, on premise and in the cloud.

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Frequently Asked Questions


SAP HANA Cloud database offers the same power and performance that you might already be familiar with in SAP HANA. However, SAP HANA Cloud database is built natively for the cloud, which means greater connectivity and several new features. It’s also a database as a service, offering greater flexibility. With SAP HANA Cloud database, you don’t have to worry about managing hardware, operating systems, backups, and other types of maintenance. All of this is taken care of by SAP.

The top reasons for embracing cloud databases are faster access to data, consumption-based pricing, elastic scale, and a fully managed solution to reduce maintenance.

You can extend on-premise database landscapes to the cloud with expanded capacity—compute and storage—to begin your cloud journey.

* Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Rick Greenwald, Adam Ronthal, Henry Cook, 23 November 2020

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