Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database that will enable companies to analyze large volumes of operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source, and that will eventually deliver an entirely new class of applications that will change the way people think, work, plan, and operate.
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and optimization, real-time pricing, automated and optimized customer service, etc., where high-speed data crunching, analysis, search, calculations, etc., are critical As an enterprise software general purpose database platform, an Oracle database killer of sorts The third purpose has already been accomplished by Workday (see related blog post ). HANA is not really an object-oriented (OO) in-memory database, unlike Workday, and both differ in their approaches and design intents for utilizing their