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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.

We’ve relied on technology more than ever during this pandemic to interact with players. Speaking to the app, the condensed schedule has presented an increased importance on managing our players’ workloads. Closely tracking ‘Time on Ice’ and other metrics has been critical for us.

Mike Sullivan, Head Coach Pittsburgh Penguins SAP HANA Cloud, is the processing engine for the NHL

See how customers are succeeding with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud

6 TB of data from 3 systems into 1 integrated solution

See how payment services provider ZPS has built a real-time monitoring model to support regulatory compliance using SAP HANA for SQL data warehousing.

Extreme data compression - 50x

Learn how Steinbeis turns information into insight in seconds by utilizing the multi-model, machine learning and data compression capabilities of SAP HANA.

Digital transformation

Find out how Black Horse One enjoys a high-performance data infrastructure with real-time data access and securely stores data from multiple sources in one place using SAP HANA Cloud.

66% lower IT infrastructure costs

See how Costain utilizes data virtualization capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA smart data integration and other SAP BTP solutions to digitalize the infrastructure sector.

Empowering customers with hyperscale big data analytics

Explore how mLogica is hyperscaling Big Data analytics using the data lake service for SAP HANA Cloud and migrated data without reformatting or tailoring.

100x increase in lab test capacity

See how the Morocco Ministry of Health enabled real-time data collection and monitoring of KPIs during COVID-19 pandemic with SAP HANA.

40% faster availability of information

Find out how the Province of Noord-Brabant significantly reduced the effort of data gathering and reporting by pulling multi-model data from its S/4HANA system and combining it with ESRI ArcGIS.

250 GB of data able to be stored cost-effectively

Learn how Acea built a hybrid data landscape with SAP HANA Cloud and its built-in data lake, benefiting from tiered storage options that keep costs down while maximizing high-speed performance.

Gained access to real-time data and improved data analysis

Explore how Geberit created a central point of data access using SAP HANA Cloud and can now connect and access multiple different data sources in their hybrid landscape without the need for middleware tools.

Unify, access, and analyze data across multiple sources

Discover how HARTMANN implemented scalable data modeling and persistence with SAP HANA Cloud and now benefits from its predictive analysis library and machine learning capabilities.

20% reduction in storage costs per byte

Find out how SAP HANA provided CP Rail a single source of truth with in-memory speed, best-in-class data compression, and custom app development as well as real-time, virtualized data access across IT systems.

16 TB of compliance data managed by SAP HANA Cloud

Learn how this company dealt with a fast scaling data volume and now has instant access to data that once took a week to retrieve. 

77% accuracy for explaining abnormal events

A pilot to harness sensor data and use it to monitor equipment health and predict potential malfunctions was built using SAP HANA Cloud.

Milliseconds to collect, analyze, and act on data

Learn how Mirgor was able to unite data across six business units and an ever-growing number of data sources to get real-time analysis.

5 weeks of predictions generated with each forecasting cycle

Learn how Ottogi now has the ability to analyze patterns in market share, enabling the company to develop more-segmented, differentiated marketing strategies.

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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