when I first got in contact with SAP HANA I was a bit lost cause I didn’t understand the different run and deployment options. In the past you bought hardware, purchased a SAP license and downloaded the software from marketplace to install it at your hardware. Nowadays things have changed. You have several other options. To give my colleagues and me an overview I created the following simple presentation. Maybe it may help you, too.
Note: This is neither a complete overview nor an official list of all options. It’s just my personal view with my current knowledge in this field. Please add comments if you have suggestions or find errors.
Here are the links of this presentation
If you want to view the entire presentation you can do so at slideshare.