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Author's profile photo Richard Pledereder

Bimodal Architectures and SAP HANA

In today’s increasingly complex, data rich world, companies are beginning to see the cracks in single modal IT architectures. Whether it be the inability to handle and adapt to complex data types, or the lack of stability in a platform’s performance, large companies have begun pivoting to bimodal architectures for efficiency and consistency.  And what’s at the core of those bimodal architectures? SAP HANA.

SAP HANA has always been a powerful tool for Mode 1 (operational systems) landscapes, whether it be for maximized end-to-end supply chains, or traditional transactional modeling on existing operational systems. These systems might be renewed, rejuvenated, or refreshed, but SAP HANA remains at the core because of its tested reliability.

For innovation systems in Mode 2 (systems of innovation) landscapes, SAP HANA can analyze advanced data types (such as geospatial, graph, and time series) while taking advantage of evolving technologies such as machine learning and predictive analytics. SAP HANA has a built-in application server that supports both SAP applications and third-party services to bring analysis right into the applications generating the data. These features enable SAP HANA to analyze modern, complex data and provide insight in real time.

Today, both IT and LoB (Line of Business) organizations are looking for ways to run Mode 1 and Mode 2 environments on a common platform. The SAP HANA platform is exactly designed to eliminate scattered system deployments and their innate data latencies. SAP HANA remotely collects and absorbs data in real time from Mode 1, Mode 2, and bimodal sources into the SAP HANA data hub. There it gets organized, replicated, and consumed for reporting and analytics. SAP HANA’s versatility allows these organizations to build their systems in Mode 1, Mode 2, or bimodal frameworks, and transition them into other modes as needed.

SAP HANA provides a single, common software platform, with one hardware infrastructure and one set of database administrators. Whatever your needs may be, SAP HANA is a secure, consistent, fully integrated platform to help you run simple.

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      Concise and insightful. A good read!