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Easier and Bigger – Larger SAP HANA, Express Edition Instances Now on AWS Marketplace

I have a firm belief that the best way to jump-start innovation is to give great tools to great people and see what happens next. As a company of application developers, SAP understands what you, the builder, need and want to make it extremely easy for you to create.  You want to easily test and try technologies, so you can choose the right tool based on a prototype, not a PowerPoint and we want to equip you with great tools.


SAP HANA, express edition is a streamlined version of SAP HANA that lets builders like you use up to 32GB of in-memory capacity on their laptop or in the cloud for free, even for productive use!  In fact, SAP HANA has enabled hundreds of thousands of builders create real-time applications leveraging different data types including graph, spatial, document store, and relational.


I’m pleased to announce that 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB instances are now available for a nominal license fee directly on the AWS Marketplace. I think this is game-changing for a number of reasons.

  • It gives you more headroom…you can easily scale up to a larger instance if needed. Or if you are at a point you’d like enterprise support and a fully managed instance you can move to SAP HANA service.
  • Enjoy hourly billing for both the software and the hardware—so you can truly pay for only what you use.
  • We’ve partnered with AWS to ensure the optimal hardware configurations, so you don’t need to worry about capacity, sizing, and non-fun stuff. It’s a faster time from idea to coding.
  • You can checkout services from AWS that complement SAP HANA, like AWS Athena (tutorial here) and AWS SageMaker.


Looking for inspiration? Check out the entries for our SAP Innovation Awards!

You can learn more about SAP HANA, express edition or take a tutorial on our developer page.  And of course, visit AWS Marketplace to get started.

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      Author's profile photo Volker Pittich
      Volker Pittich

      Hello Geoff,
      if using a AMI for an 64 GB instance, is it necessary to buy an additional HANA Express license in SAP Store?
      Or includes the AWS AMI fee all SAP license costs?

      Kind regards