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1.  Install SAP HANA, express edition. SAP HANA, express edition is available through various on-premise and cloud options.  

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Official SAP HANA, express edition tutorials and resources

 

SAP HANA, express edition is a streamlined version of SAP HANA that can run on laptops and other resource-constrained hosts.

The express edition is free to use for in-memory databases up to 32GB of RAM. Memory capacity increases beyond 32GB are available for purchase in the SAP Store.

SAP HANA is a complete database and application development platform.

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Choose an installation option below:

Database server only

Server + XSA Applications


SAP HANA Database for my application (Python, Java, .NET, node.js)

Reporting, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Streaming Analytics

Document Store, Spatial, Text & Graph Processing

Data Integration & Federation

Native SAP HANA development (XSA, microservices)

SAP Tools (Web IDE, Cockpit, Enterprise Architecture Designer)

Does your computer have the required 8GB+ RAM?

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Does your computer have the required 16GB+ RAM?

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On-Premise

Cloud Providers

Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure Cloud
Amazon Web Services

On-Premise

Cloud Providers

Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure Cloud
Amazon Web Services

You have multiple options for installing SAP HANA, express edition. Before getting started, determine which installation option is right for you from the tiles above.

New to SAP HANA, express edition?

SAP HANA, express edition is targeted to run in resource-constrained environments and contains a rich set of capabilities for a developer to work with.

In-memory OLTP and Column Store Database Server

Eliminate disk bottlenecks and achieve groundbreaking performance with the SAP HANA in-memory database. SAP HANA is an ACID compliant database that stores compressed data in memory, in a columnar format and processes data in parallel, across multiprocessor cores and single instruction multiply data (SIMD) commands.

Bring your own language and micro-services

SAP HANA XS Advanced is delivered with the release and fully supports Apache TomEE Java and JavaScript/Node.js. XS Advanced uses a micro-services architecture based on cloud foundry.

Advanced Analytics

SAP HANA analytics services go beyond traditional database analytics and include:
  • Predictive Analytics Library (PAL)
  • Text Analysis
  • Search
  • Graph
  • Streaming Analytics
  • And more

Geospatial

Store, process and visualize geo data within SAP HANA. You can also perform operations like distance calculations and determine union and intersection of multiple objects. In addition, you can integrate geo-data with other structured data.

Hibernate

Leverage SAP HANA in-memory speed and multimodal analytics easily via Hibernate ORM (relational) and Hibernate OGM (NoSQL). Capabilities include support for advanced multimodal data processing such as text and spatial via Hibernate dialects; abstraction layer for key/value, document store and Graph; and XML mapping. Start building new applications on SAP HANA – less code as Hibernate does the O/R mapping.

System requirements / features

SAP HANA, express edition comes as a binary installer or as a pre-configured virtual machine image (ova file). If your host runs on an SAP HANA, express edition supported operating system, you can choose either the binary installer or the ova file. Otherwise, you must use the ova file.

Operating systems supported by SAP HANA, express edition 1.0 SPS12 include:

  • SuSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications, 11.4, 12.0, 12.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.2

Operating systems supported by SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 include:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, 12.1, 12.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, IBM Power Systems
    (ppc64le - "Little Endian"), 12.1, 12.2 
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, 12.3
    (x86_64 - HANA 2.0 SPS02 Rev 23 and higher required) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.2 (x86_64) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.3
    (x86_64 and Power - HANA 2.0 SPS02 Rev 21 and higher required)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.4
    (x86_64 and Power - HANA 2.0 SPS02 Rev 23 and higher required)

SAP HANA, express edition is free to use for in-memory databases up to 32GB of RAM.  

This diagram shows the HANA platform services available in SAP HANA, express edition. Please review the Feature Scope document for more details.

How-To Guides

How-to guides capture procedures for tasks like one-time setup tasks or implementing specific features (as opposed to tutorials which are linked together in a series). Follow these how-to guides to help in your SAP HANA, express edition (HXE) development.
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Upcoming Events

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Videos and Training

Learn more about SAP HANA and SAP HANA, express edition by viewing SAP HANA Academy videos and by signing up for free courses on openSAP.

Documentation

SAP HANA, express edition is a version of SAP HANA. If you’re looking for detailed technical information, see the developer and reference documentation in the SAP HANA Documentation collection. Use the Feature Scope document to understand the delta between the full version of SAP HANA, and SAP HANA, express edition.

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