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Author's profile photo Manjunath Baburao

Persistence services on HANA Cloud Platform: Not just HANA! – Part 1

This post is part of a 3-part series about HCP Persistence Service ASE.

Part2 is about connecting to ASE on HCP using Eclipse, and

Part3 details the usage of ASE on HCP with Java Apps and JPA.



One of the most important capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP); as an open, enterprise class Platform-as-a-Service offering from SAP, is to provide persistence on the cloud for data storage purposes. This concept is referred to as DbaaS or Database-as-a-Service.

Most of the times, the power of HCP as a platform is attributed to the underlying unique, in-memory database SAP HANA and its impressive set of features, which is mostly true. But HCP persistence is not just about HANA!. What if my use case just needs me to build a transaction-only application? Can I still build a high-performance app on the HANA Cloud Platform without HANA as my persistence?

YES! Enter SAP ASE!!

SAP HANA Cloud Platform also provides a Persistence Service with SAP ASE or ASE DbaaS to build high-performance, mission-critical transactional applications.

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What is SAP ASE?

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), formerly known as Sybase SQL Server, is a relational database management system for businesses developed by SAP. With ASE, you can drive faster, reliable transaction processing, at the same time reduce your IT costs and lower the TCO. It is designed for high-performance transaction-based applications involving massive volumes of data and thousands of concurrent users.

Licensing and Availability:

                ASE DbaaS or SAP HANA Cloud Platform,SAP ASE service is available on the HANA Cloud Platform in standard T-Shirt sizes starting from 1 core, 4GB RAM and 32GB Storage.

For details on pricing visit: Pricing and Packaging | SAP HANA Cloud Platform

When to go for ASE DbaaS?

                The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is not only a platform to build powerful business applications with next-gen capabilities like streaming, predictive analytics, real-time reporting with advanced data modelling capabilities. ASE DbaaS could be the right fit for you, if you need to build high-performance, high volume, transactional apps with great product standards like reliability, security and scalability. With persistence service ASE, you will also enjoy uninterrupted business operations with high-availability, disaster recovery and global data distribution.

Achieve maximum transactional throughput in your apps with minimum resources with Persistence service ASE on SAP HANA Cloud Platform!

To know more visit us at ASE DBaaS

Coming up: In the next part, we will look at how to connect an ASE DB on your HCP account via Eclipse.

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      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham

      Thanks for the post Manjunath. I was always curious to know how to use ASE in this context. You have explained it well. If there a way to expose the table contents as OData service ? 🙂 I find this feature in HANA very valuable especially when consuming the data in a HTML5 application.

      I also recall seeing MaxDB in HANA Trial instance. Would that follow the same steps too ?

      Author's profile photo Peter Hrebik
      Peter Hrebik

      Hi Murali, I would also be interested in this. Have you managed to find any answers?



      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham

      When using ASE DB, we can bind it to the applications which are deployed on the same account. This way ASE DB can serve as a persistency layer for the app. I don't think we can quickly create an OData service using ASE.