W3C Semantic Web Standards with HANA – RDF/SPARQL Support
Currently I’m involved in a project exploring the semantic technologies for providing situation and context awareness services for future human computer interfaces. We decided to use a graph-based approach for storing the user’s situation and exploit Linked Data  principles to collect related information from different sources to derive recommendations for user assistance. Unfortunately SAP does not have
Besides the performance aspect we discovered a few other benefits, which come with HANA. So for example, it is possible to define HANA SQL Views to directly access the enterprise data within SPARQL queries and such provide a graph view on enterprise data. No replication of data into a special triple store is necessary. Furthermore, together with the Virtual Data Model or CDS these views can also be created automatically.
Sample query of a business object “PurchaseOrder”
The full-text search and text analysis features of HANA can be integrated into the SPARQL processor. For example we implemented a built-in RDF property , which uses the HANA contains  predicate for fuzzy search.
Finally, another interesting possibility comes with HANA Virtual Tables, which refer to tables on a different (remote) HANA databases. This feature allows to implement graphs spanning multiple databases and execute federated queries.
We are now using and improving the HANA SPARQL extension in the context of speciifc internal projects. The semanticweb.com Website lists a number of industry verticals . So I’m wondering if there is a demand for having RDF/SPARQL support for HANA inside the SAP community.