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At TechEd Berlin 2010 I had the chance to talk to Jan Karstens, Development Architect at SAP, about frequently asked questions, such as “what happens if you pull the plug from an in-memory database” – and Jan answers this question very detailed.

He also speaks about differences to a conventional database, the advantages of in-memory technology, and also bottlenecks he sees in the near future.

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Please watch the interview on “What’s Up with In-Memory?”.

 

At TechEd Las Vegas 2010 SAP Mentor Thorsten Franz interviewed Oliver Mainka, VP, and Mike Eacrett, Director Product Management for new SAP HANA product line at SAP.

They go very deep into SAP’s next generation of on-premise offering for SAP in-memory technology, which is SAP HANA – High Performance Analytic Appliance. Find out about features and business benefits of SAP HANA and when it will be delivered to our customers.

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Please watch the interview on “Features and Business Benefits of SAP HANA”.

For more information please visit the in-memory webpage or the technology innovation page on SDN.

Enjoy!

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    1. Oliver Mainka
      HANA is a new product from SAP, going into ramp-up at the end of November. It is an appliance (similar to BWA), combining hardware (from SAP partners) and software. The software part at its heart has the new “In-memory computing engine”, which is the next generation of SAP’s in-memory technology. The engine stores data in-memory and allows to process it (via stored procedures) and query it (via SQL, MDX, and native connections to SAP Business Object clients like Explorer, Xcelsius, Analysis, …). It has capabilities to near real-time or batch load data from SAP Suite, BW, or any other source. It allows to model the data you replicate into it.

      So in essence HANA 1.0 is a data mart, for very fast processing of potentially very large volumes of data.

      In summer 2011 we will release the next version of HANA which will allow to be the only database under BW. Alternatively customers can still run the current setup with a regular on-disk DB and BWA as an in-memory accelerator for some time to come.

      The longer-term goal for SAP is to make HANA an option as the only persistence of data under both Suite systems and BW.

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