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SAP HANA 2.0 editions (2018) – by the SAP HANA Academy

Introduction

The Feature Scope Description for SAP HANA has been updated for 2018. In this blog, you will find a brief overview of the feature sets with references to SAP HANA Academy tutorial videos and playlists.

For the previous version of this blog, see

Editions

SAP HANA is available in three editions:

 

SAP HANA Features

SAP HANA platform

 

Standard Edition

The SAP HANA standard edition comprises the core database, integration and application services, series data, plus a number of components that require additional installation. Some components require the usage the SAP HANA database lifecycle management tool ‘hdblcm’ (Platform Lifecycle Managment). Others are “powered by HANA” and make use of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools for installation:

  • Dynamic Tiering (PLM)
  • SAP HANA Accelerator for SAP ASE (PLM)
  • SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer, edition for SAP HANA (ALM)
  • Operational Process Intelligence (ALM)
  • HANA Rules Framework (ALM)
  • Data Warehousing Foundation (ALM)

There are no playlists on the SAP HANA Academy that specifically cover the core SAP HANA  services but you will find most of them addressed in our library.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

 

Dynamic Tiering

SAP HANA dynamic tiering is a native big data solution for SAP HANA that adds smart, disk-based extended storage to your SAP HANA database with its own database, integration and application services feature sets.

Under the hood: SAP HANA dynamic tiering

 

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

For developer tutorials, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial – SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering 2.0

 

SAP HANA Accelerator for SAP ASE

The accelerator for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) adds analytics acceleration to the SAP ASE database engine leveraging SAP HANA.

SAP HANA Accelerator for SAP ASE Architecture

 

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the documentation, see

 

SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer, edition for SAP HANA

SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer, edition for SAP HANA allows you to capture, analyze, and present your organization’s landscapes, strategies, requirements, processes, data, and other artifacts in a shared environment.

SAP EAD – Workspace

 

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the product page, see

For the documentation, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial – SAP Enterprise Architect Designer

 

Series

Series data is data collected at a measurable interval, such as time. You can use series data SQL statements to detect and forecast trends in a series.

CREATE COLUMN TABLE "InterpolationTable"
    (ts_id VARCHAR(20), date DAYDATE, val DOUBLE)
    SERIES(SERIES KEY(ts_id) PERIOD FOR SERIES(date)
        EQUIDISTANT INCREMENT BY INTERVAL 1 DAY MISSING ELEMENTS ALLOWED);

SELECT CUBIC_SPLINE_APPROX(val, 'SPLINE_TYPE_NOT_A_KNOT')
    OVER(SERIES TABLE "InterpolationTable") FROM "InterpolationTable";

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

 

Operational Process Intelligence (incl HRF)

Includes SAP Operational Process Intelligence powered by SAP HANA and SAP HANA rules framework.

SAP Operational Process Intelligence – Business Scenario

 

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

 

Data Warehousing Foundation

SAP HANA data warehousing foundation supports data management and distribution across complex SAP HANA landscapes.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlist – SAP HANA Data Warehousing Foundation

 

Enterprise Edition

The SAP HANA enterprise edition comprises all of the above, adding:

  • Spatial and Graph
  • Data Privacy
  • Search, Text Analysis, and Text Mining

plus a number of components that require additional installation:

  • Predictive Analysis Library and R (PLM)
  • SAP HANA Streaming Analytics (PLM)
  • Enterprise Information Management
    • Smart Data Integration
    • Smart Data Quality
  • SAP HANA Replication
    • SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server,
    • SAP Replication Server

Spatial and Graph

With SAP HANA Spatial, you can process, store and retrieve geospatial data. With SAP HANA Graph, you can process and visualize graphs, and execute built-in algorithms.

SAP HANA Graph Viewer

 

SAP HANA Spatial Map Client

 

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

For developer tutorials, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial – Graph: Getting Started 

 

Data Privacy

Data privacy provides additional protection for sensitive and confidential data.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the documentation, see

Search, Text Analysis, and Text Mining

A feature set to search inside the database, gain insights from text analysis and conduct text mining. Previously, search, text analysis, and text mining were collectively referred to as SAP HANA advanced data processing (ADP).

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlist – SAP HANA Search, Text Analysis, and Text Mining playlist

 

Predictive Analysis Library and R

As part of the application function library software development kit for SAP HANA, SAP HANA predictive analysis library (PAL) offers functions to perform classic and universal predictive analysis algorithms for a number of different data mining categories. Integration of the SAP HANA database with R allows you to use the R environment for specific statistical functions.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial – Getting Started with PAL

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial – Getting Started with R Integration

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlist – Predictive Analysis Library

 

SAP HANA Streaming Analytics

SAP HANA streaming analytics (also known as SAP HANA smart data streaming) applies complex processing logic to identify patterns, calculate aggregates, detect problems, and generate alerts by combining real-time streams of data with the appropriate historic and reference data using an in-memory stream processing engine. Integrated machine learning capabilities provide SAP HANA streaming analytics with the ability to generate and use predictions in real time.

Under the hood: SAP HANA streaming analytics

 

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

For developer tutorials, see

 

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlist – SAP HANA Streaming Analytics

 

Enterprise Information Management

Bundles SAP HANA Smart Data Integration (Integration Services and Enterprise Semantic Services) and SAP HANA Smart Data Quality.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

For the documentation, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlist – SAP HANA Smart Data Integration and Smart Data Quality

 

SAP HANA Replication

SAP HANA replication provides technologies for replicating data from any supported source system to the SAP HANA database: trigger-based data replication using SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server, log-based replication using SAP Replication Server.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

There are currently no tutorial videos on this topic in the SAP HANA Academy.

For the documentation, see

 

SAP HANA Active/Active Read Enabled System Replication

The active/active read-enabled feature enhances the existing high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of SAP HANA system replication and enables you to use the secondary systems of SAP HANA system replication actively for read-intense workloads.

SAP HANA cockpit – System Replication

 

For a recent blog post on the topic, see

For the SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlists, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial – SAP HANA System Replication Active/active read-enabled 

 

Express Edition

SAP HANA, express edition has its own Feature Scope Description document. Most of the standard services are included but obviously not the functionality that would make little sense for a developer edition, like distributed systems (32 GB memory restriction) and dynamic tiering (separate installation on an additional host). For the full list, see Feature Scope Description for SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 SPS 02.

For recent blog posts on the topic, see

For the video tutorial playlist, see

For developer tutorials, see

 

SAP HANA Academy video tutorial playlist – SAP HANA Express

 

 

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  • With SAP HANA 2.0 SP02 there was an edition of SAP HANA called “base edition”  It seems that this edition is no longer available and was replaced with the “standard edition” in SAP HANA 2.0 SP03.  Is this a correction assumption?  SAP unfortunately does a horrible job providing a roadmap through the constant product munging and it is not possible to access the Feature Scope Description for any HANA version earlier than 2.0 SP03.  Another question, if I am running HANA 2.0 in the cloud currently, I must be using the “standard edition”?

  • Hi Kent,

    That’s correct, the current Feature Scope Description no longer includes a base edition.

    Editions and options primarily serve a licensing purpose and for this reason names and content change over time.

    The SAP HANA service comes in two editions:

    My colleague Philip just recorded a number of tutorial videos about DBaaS/HaaS, should you be interested:

     

     

     

  • Hi there,

    Can you explain the difference between standard edition and platform edition?. Some documents mention platform edition and others standard edition and it’s really confusing.

    On  my iinstallation, by running :

    ./hdblcm –action=print_component_list | grep -i edition

    il get teh following output :

    <caption>SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION 2.0</caption>
    <caption>SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION 2.0</caption>
    <caption>SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION 2.0</caption>

    Is standardd edition used?

     

    Thanks,

    Stofa.

     

     

  • Hi Stofa,

    Good question.

    The platform edition is a technical label. On the product availability matrix (PAM), this is the only edition listed. Other technical editions are the express edition and the cloud edition (SAP HANA Service).

    The standard, enterprise, and runtime editions are licensing editions. Exactly what functionality is included in which version is documented in the Feature Scope Description (SAP Help Portal for SAP HANA). All these commercial editions are technically the platform edition.

  • Hi Denys

    I understand this is an old thread, but wanted to get clarity about usage of Smart data access, hence the comment

    Is the usage of SDA (Smart data access) to create Virtual tables in HANA based on a 3rd party database supported as part of HANA Standard edition ?

    In the features list page that you shared in the comments section, I do see that “Data virtualization” is indeed listed as included with Standard edition, but the usage of SDA is not very clear

    Kindly confirm, Thanks

  • Hi Denys,

    Thank you very much for the quick reply

    Will that be the case for HANA Runtime edition as well

    ie Is SDA and Data virtualization (creation of Virtual tables for remote databases) included as part of HANA Runtime edition

    In the following link there is a comment that “Data virtualization” for Runtime edition is restricted to ‘SAP applications’ and hence the query

    https://www.sap.com/products/hana/pricing.html?btp=1d3e4504-2f75-4368-8355-30611c2f6d3c

    Thanks

     

  • Hi Denys,

    My apologies for multiple follow-up questions but we are trying to finalize the solution and hence.

    The existing SAP ECC system is running on Oracle, and uses Oracle DB links to fetch data from 3rd party Oracle DBs.

    When we do a conversion of this ECC system to S/4, we had proposed to convert these Oracle DB links with SDA based remote connectivity

    However with HANA Runtime licenses since we cannot utilize SDA, the other option is to use ‘Secondary Database’ connections to these 3rd party Oracle DBs from within the SAP UI layer

    Not sure if this would still call for a Standard or Enterprise license

    Could you please throw some light there, Thanks again

     

    Thanks

    • Hi Ramya,

      Your questions are always welcome. However, for licensing queries generally it is best to reach out to your account manager / commercial contact to get a proper confirmation.

      My knowledge on this topic is limited to the publicly available FSD document.

    • Ramya Vijayakumar

      Also it is not that black and white in regards to “not allowed to use SDA/SDI with runtime licenses”. To be more precise, there is some gray area.

      Example:

      SAP BW is using a runtime license, it has the UI screens to define SDA/SDI connections and license wise your are fine using SDA/SDI.

      Generally speaking, with a runtime license you are not allowed to use SQL statements or development tools to create tables. Database Views are fine! Creating tables via ABAP might be fine also.

      In that sense, when you use SDA/SDI to access remote data via a calc view, it could be argued that this is for a view and hence part of the runtime license. But get the written consent first!

      What is definitely not allowed is to use SDI to replicate an Oracle table into a new Hana table.

       

      Either way, as Denys said, discuss that with your sales rep.

  • Thanks a lot Denys and Werner for your comments

    The ‘Secondary Database’ connection that I mentioned more or less works similar to what Werner was explaining for BW

    Will discuss and confirm with Account exec and proceed, Thanks.