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Author's profile photo Richard Hirsch

HANA AppCloud: New details

I’m always looking for information regarding the HANA AppCloud and I recently found slides marked confidential about HANA. It looks like the material originates from SAP’s HANA Sales Lead in Korea.



Although the text in the slide set is in Korean, the slide in question is interesting:

  1. Some listed SAP applications might already be associated HANA with but the deployment option in HANA AppCloud is new.
    1. EPM Nuvo: – I assume that this refers to an Enterprise Performance Management application.  My searches in the Internet have failed to find any other relevant information about it. It might refer to BPC on HANA.  Currently, there is an EPM OnPremise offering. I have no idea if this is a subset of the functionality or a complete rewrite.
    2. Operational Reporting Data Mart on Demand:  There is a great deal of material about HANA-based data marts but this is the first time that I had seen this scenario associated with the HANA AppCloud.
    3. Carbon Impact: The listing of Carbon Impact is strange, since I always thought this was based on the “original” River platform.
  2. There is a distinction between the HANA AppCloud and the “HANA-as-a-Service” offering. This split is also associated with the distinction between apps created by SAP and those created by partners. Since both offerings are based on the same “HANA Cloud Shared Infrastructure”, the difference appears almost arbitrary.   The absence of customer-created apps is also curious. Would such apps be more likely to be created on the HANA AppCloud?
  3. I was surprised to see a HANA Sales Rep for a single country – in this case for Korea – rather than a region.  A quick examination of current HANA-related job offerings also failed to reveal if this country-specific sales focus for HANA is commonplace.

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      Author's profile photo Tom Van Doorslaer
      Tom Van Doorslaer

      I like the acronym 'Haas'. In Dutch, a 'Haas', is a hare (a very fast rodent, which got beaten by the tortoise in a speed challenge). 😆

      EPM Nuvo makes me think. Nuvo, Nuevo, Nouvelle, New --> NEO? NW Neo runs on HANA if I'm not mistaken.

      HANA in the cloud looks like you just have a hosted DB and dev infrastructure, whereass the appcloud provides apps, running on HANA?

      Food for gossip 😉

      Author's profile photo Harald Mueller
      Harald Mueller

      Richard, the slide deck which you have found is old and outdated and that information has been released unintentionally to public.

      On your issue #2:

      HANA is in the core of SAP NetWeaver Cloud which is SAP’s Platform as a Service offering.

      HANA in-memory computing will be made available to our customers and Partners as a service via the   SAP NetWeaver Cloud.

      Author's profile photo Tom Van Doorslaer
      Tom Van Doorslaer

      I note the words "will be"

      So currently NetWeaver Cloud (Neo) is not yet running on Hana?

      Author's profile photo Harald Mueller
      Harald Mueller

      HANA is already available for specific SAP applications but it is not yet available to Customers and Partners. The first beta availability of HANA for customers and Partners will start in Q3.