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What is SAP HANA Cloud?

SAP HANA Cloud is a modern database as a service (DBaaS) powering the next generation of intelligent data applications and analytics across all enterprise data.

Our cloud-based data foundation modernizes how business decisions are made with live data

Build intelligent data applications 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.

Power mission-critical applications and analytics with one solution

  • Deliver transactions and analytics simultaneously without data duplication
  • Build and run high-performance transactional applications and real-time analytics at petabyte scale

Seamlessly blend multi-model data to enhance business processes

  • Converge relational, graph, spatial, document store, and other capabilities
  • Develop smart applications with embedded machine learning and analyze sensitive data while protecting privacy 

Provide trusted performance for all data needs

  • Process mission-critical data at proven in-memory speed
  • Manage data more efficiently with integrated multi-tier storage


What's new in SAP HANA Cloud?

See what's new in SAP HANA Cloud with the January 2023 update

See how customers are succeeding with SAP HANA Cloud

78% reduction in operational downtime.

SAP HANA Cloud provides fast data access and data processing procedures for data-intensive operations.

Less than 2 hours for full database migration

See how SAP HANA Cloud migration tools supported the competitiveness of Greenskies Clean Focus by moving to a fully digital platform 

One-click simplification of scalability

See how KWS Saat democratized their data with real-time data replication from both SAP and non-SAP sources into a single database.

Centralizing data in the cloud

Learn how Mirgor gained greater transparency and insight by uniting its data across six business units and an ever-growing number of sources.

77% accuracy for explaining abnormal events

Discover how Motor Oil harnesses sensor data and uses it to monitor equipment health and predict potential malfunctions.

Processing massive amounts of game data in milliseconds

See how NHL analyses over 100 years of game stats with SAP HANA Cloud.

Make split second decisions

Team liquid uses SAP data and analytics solutions to show people the data, statistics, and information to build momentum and gain the edge to win.

100% automated machine learning model projected

See how Zalando eases regulatory compliance and enables automated risk simulation in one tool

16 TB of compliance data managed

Find out how Banco Atlantida supports fast-scaling data volume with instant access, instead of needing a week to retrieve information.

[SAP HANA Cloud] provides an integrated data lake for storing and retrieving large sets of data, … best suited for delivering enterprise-level applications. ... The support for various data types has made it suitable for any kind of project or industry.

Nabin Poudel,

CEO, Curl Labs

Every data processing activity requires different types of data, and SAP HANA supports most of them, including relational, text, graph etc. The spatial data processing for location-based business app development is worth a feature offered by SAP HANA Cloud

Nishant Kumar, 

Lead Engineer, FICO

SAP HANA's AI and machine learning capabilities collaborate in the optimization of various operations. It helps analyze with greater efficiency and speed: text and search, spatial data, predictive analytics, data series, streaming, and graph data processing.

Yeo Sueiro Lee,

Lead Software Test Engineer, Shopee

The ability to support various data types is crucial due to the many complex legacy systems in use and being consolidated. ... [SAP HANA] integrates well with other applications across geographies as well as multiple data sources.

Alexandre Akchatel

Consulting Analyst - Digital & Sustainability, Infosys Consulting

While working on real-time problems we don't know which type of data we will get from our clients. … In this situation SAP HANA is best suited for our organization to use as it supports all data types such as spatial, graph, JSON, text.

Vaibhavraj Nath Chauhan

Web Developer, The Marketers And Developers

One feature that has been particularly beneficial for us is the machine learning capabilities. ...By using the JSON document store, we stored and analyzed unstructured data from social media and other sources to gain insights into our customers' needs.

Consultant in Consumer Services Company

Awards from our peers for SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud earns multiple awards from TrustRadius

SAP HANA Cloud has been recognized by TrustRadius with multiple wins in both the Top Rated and Best of Award categories for 2022

What are analysts saying?

The Forrester Wave™: Translytical Data Platforms, Q4 2022

Forrester Research Inc., a leading global research and advisory firm, researched, analyzed and scored 15 vendors and named SAP a Leader. 

SAP recognized as a Leader in cloud DBMS

See the Gartner evaluation of cloud DBMS vendors, and learn why Gartner named SAP a Leader in its 2022 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.*

SAP selected as a Leader in Multimodel Data Platforms by Forrester

Discover how multimodel platforms help companies deliver real-time, consistent, and trusted data to support new business requirements.



Learn more about the innovative features of SAP HANA Cloud

Why migrate to SAP HANA Cloud?

NHL has made the move to SAP HANA Cloud

NHL needed to consolidate and manage huge data volumes from different sources with an ultra-fast response time. SAP HANA Cloud provided a solution to this challenge. Hear from the NHL about their success story of migrating to SAP HANA Cloud.

We were looking for an ultra-fast, high-performing and reliable database as a backbone of cutting-edge applications for our coaches, players and fans, and SAP HANA Cloud was an ultimate solution for us.

Neil Pierson, Vice President of Statistical Data at NHL

Frequently Asked Questions

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 for computing and storage to begin your cloud journey.

SAP HANA Cloud is the database management foundation of SAP Business Technology Platform. This platform encompasses database and data management, analytics, application development, and integration, as well as intelligent technologies.


The SAP HANA Cloud adapters are different from the Open Connectors in SAP Business Technology Platform, however. SAP HANA Cloud provides an SAP HANA Cloud smart data integration (SDI) adapter that integrates with the Open Connectors framework in SAP Business Technology Platform.

SAP HANA Cloud is a single database that can serve many analytical and transactional use cases, including OLTP and OLAP. It adds flexibility for multimodel features, developing applications, and more.

The SAP HANA Cloud database offers the same power and performance that you might already be familiar with in the SAP HANA database. However, SAP HANA Cloud 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, 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.

SAP HANA Cloud can access SAP and third-party data management practices, including federation and replication methods. We use smart data access (SDA) and smart data integration (SDI) and access includes ODBC, REST, data provisioning agent (DPAgent), and JDBC.

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