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SPS 01: Database Enhancements

Multitenant database

  • Centralise tenant backup and recovery through an intuitive interface in SAP HANA Cockpit.
  • Improve tenant security with separate access ports for different user roles and encrypted connection for end-users.

High availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR)

  • Shorten set-up time for secondary nodes with faster data pre-loads using multi-streaming and parallelization.
  • Increase system availability with continuous data access - on the secondary node -  when the primary server is in restart mode.

Security and compliance

  • Gain additional protection for sensitive and confidential data with dynamic data masking.
  • Ensure that all your data and log backups are always encrypted by using native backup encryption.
  • Increase application isolation, implement enhanced separation of duties, and harden your security settings by leveraging the default multi-container database mode.


  • Lower the time and cost of tuning SAP HANA environments with enhanced workload and SQL analysis.
  • Streamline system upgrades with expanded result comparison capabilities for replayed workloads.
  • Simplify security management with the ability to monitor backup encryption from SAP HANA Cockpit.
  • Get an instant snapshot of your SAP HANA landscape health with ability to monitor multiple performance KPIs in one view or drill-down for additional troubleshooting.
  • Manage and monitor system replication effectively with all the information you need – including network speed and secondary system stats.
  • Simplify backups by using a consistent strategy for all your SAP HANA installations with snapshot-based backup now available for multi-tenant environments.

SPS 01: Advanced Analytical Processing Enhancements

Document store

  • Enable a new class of applications that take advantage of schema flexibility and semi-structured data with a native JSON document store that is accessible via SQL.
  • Gather new insights by processing structured and semi-structured data in one database.

Predictive analytics and machine learning

  • Create powerful predictive applications using an extended collection of pre-packaged algorithms and real-time model scoring capabilities.

Streaming analytics

  • Take advantage of enhanced machine learning capabilities – now with the ability to run trained decision tree algorithms against streaming data.

Text analytics and search

  • Understand your customers globally by leveraging sentiment analysis multi-language support – now with extended Arabic and Portuguese support.
  • Allow your applications to search spatial data using enterprise search API.

Graph data processing

  • Analyse graph data more efficiently with enhanced pattern matching and graph traversals in Cypher, expanded GraphScript  support, and hierarchies in SQLScript.

SPS 01: Application Development and Tools Enhancements

Application server

  • Accelerate the development of new applications with intuitive interfaces tailored to the needs of each user with support for Fiori Launch Pad in SAP HANA Extended Application Server Advanced (XSA).
  • Simplify application troubleshooting and compliance with centralised tracing and access to application audit logs.

Tools and languages

  • Accelerate application development with enhanced graphical modelling for calculation views in Web IDE for SAP HANA.
  • Persist data in new central object (native Data Store Object - DSO) specifically designed for data warehousing (DW) scenarios.
  • Take advantage of enhancement in SQLScript, new SQL Functions and multi-context support in SAP HANA Core Data Services.

SPS 01: Data Management Enhancements

Data integration and data federation

  • Get a broader view of the business with more data integration sources - Apache Impala - Cloudera; PostgreSQL; Apache Camel JDBC – Generic JDBC adapter – and an enhanced file adapter for real-time access.
  • Gain new insights by combining live transactional data with Big Data in the cloud with transparent access to Big Data Services (formerly Altiscale) via SAP HANA Spark Controller.
  • Simplify configuration of data federation with an intuitive import/export of virtual tables across the landscapes.
  • Achieve results faster as the manual creation of virtual tables is no longer required for SAP HANA to SAP HANA access through direct link.

Multi-tier storage

  • Expand backup options with support for third-party tools in multi-tenancy environments.
  • Improve system resilience in multi-tenancy environments with support for system replication for all storage tiers.
  • Enhance system performance and simplify IT landscapes by co-locating in-memory store and extended store on a single host.

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