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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here, the entire SAP ERP scope, and even SAP Business Suite will run on HANA (and other mainstream databases). Even more surprising to me was the announcement that the next release of the low-end SAP Business One ERP solution, which currently runs on Microsoft SQL Server, will be on HANA as well (with expected availability at the end of 2012). Some might wonder in awe as to why companies with 15–20 users (the typical SAP Business One users’ profile) need HANA. As discussed earlier, SAP believes that t