SAP HANA has been sweeping businesses and consumers alike with Big Data promises and an interconnected future. HANA is SAP’s powerhouse Big Data solution, which records and analyzes massive amounts of smart data at a time. During the first phases of HANA’s debut, few companies understood it and even fewer had a legitimate need for it. But now in early 2014, SAP has come up with another solution that will once again change the way the world looks at Big Data: Cloud Connector.

While early variants of the Cloud Connector have been around for a while, now that HANA’s popularity is rising, the service is getting some major attention and newfound appreciation. With dozens (dozens!) of companies implementing a Big Data mobility strategy in Q1, many are looking for a workable solution that remains powerful but isn’t tied to on-premise hardware. On-premise costs are still higher than a service-based approach, so SAP’s Cloud Connector is just the right fit. Cloud Connector serves as a kind of bridge between on-premise hardware and on-demand applications hosted with SAP.

The potential applications of the technology are limitless. Having a hybrid solution (some on-premise, some cloud) is an excellent way for enterprise and small business to take part in growing mobility trends without relying too heavily on uncontrolled factors or paying large, up-front technology costs.

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