SAP HANA is a modern, in-memory database and platform that is deployable on-premise or in the cloud. SAP HANA (In memory) Database supports a wide variety of interfaces: ODBC (for C/C++ based programs), JDBC (for Java applications), ODBO (for analytic applications), and internally the Python DBAPI and SQLDBC.
SAP HANA Database Interfaces provide the implementation layer between the SAP HANA Database and the application. The supported interfaces components provide a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for their respective language and environment. For some interface components, the API is defined by a standards body or an application.
Certification Scenario and Testing:
The focus of the certification is in the data load into a HANA db from external dbs. Qualified data source systems include both SAP solutions( eg. SAP ECC) and non-SAP solutions running on external dbs. For Extraction, Transformation and Loading tool providers, SAP Integration and Certification center( SAP ICC ) offers an integration and certification opportunity for testing the ETL tools for various HANA supported features. The certification takes into account the support for SAP HANA DB datatypes, support of partitioning, single sign-on support (SAML/Kerberos) etc.
The following system landscape prerequisites must be deployed by the partners in their Lab environment for the SAP HANA certification:
SAP HANA-1.0 (from SP04 till latest Revision) appliance
SAP HANA Studio and SAP HANA Drivers installed – Latest Revision
SAP Data Sources Connectivity (ECC, ERP, BW, SCM, CRM etc.)
Non Sap Data Sources Connectivity ( 3rd party Applications/Databases)
Partner ETL tool landscape configured and connected to SAP HANA via ODBC/JDBC
Connectivity to SAP HANA Cloud instance on Amazon Web Services -> For cloud based ETL scenarios
The certificate is valid for one year and the certified company gets the go to market benefits like the right to publish the certification information and also the use of “SAP Certified Integration with SAP HANA” logo.
The solution also gets listed in the central SAP Application Developer Directory https://global.sap.com/community/ebook/2013_09_adpd/enEN/index.html
How to Enroll?
SAP ICC certification is an open program based on individual requests. Interested SAP partners or Independent Software Vendors can initiate the certification enrollment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will take care of the rest.
You can as well visit our website http://go.sap.com/partner/certify-my-solution.html and complete the certification request.
OpenSAP course High Availability and Disaster Recovery with the SAP HANA Platform:https://open.sap.com/courses/hshd1
SAP HANA Blog: https://blogs.saphana.com/2012/12/12/third-party-etl-tool-certification-program-for-sap-hana/#comment-96183
All about SAP HANA Platform help.sap.com/hana_platform
Lookup for certified third party ETL tools for SAP HANA https://global.sap.com/community/ebook/2013_09_adpd/enEN/search.html#search=THIRD PARTY ETL TOOL FOR SAP HANA&type=and&tab=certifications