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.
repository”, i.e., a general-purpose database of the future? For that reason, I initially confused HANA with SAP’s offerings that were touted by Hasso Plattner (SAP’s renowned co-founder and the current chairman of the supervisory board of SAP AG) a few years back. I am talking here about SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Explorer and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) Accelerator (see the related blog post series from 2009 ). Well, now I know that SAP BO Explorer is a tool for creating InfoCubes , and for further