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SAP HANA as a General-Purpose Database

Customer expectations are rapidly changing in the digital economy. As independent software vendors (ISVs) pursue new opportunities to meet these expectations, SAP can be a crucial partner by providing SAP HANA®, a powerful business data platform based on proven intelligent technology. ISVs can access powerful development environments, data management and orchestration platforms, and advanced analytical processing to reduce costs and lower risks.


SAP HANA provides a wide range of tools designed to facilitate innovation engineered to help developers speed their time-to-market, unlock new revenue streams and access additional market segments. This impressive business data platform accelerates development of real-time applications that provide instant access to information and services.


So, what is SAP HANA? It is an open, in-memory data platform and, at its most basic level, while SAP HANA is a database, it is also much more than that. Built within SAP HANA is an application platform that is tightly integrated with the core database. This means that you can innovate faster, and build better connections to people, things and processes.


With built-in tools, functions and algorithms, SAP HANA helps ISVs build custom applications for unique business needs leveraging SAP and non-SAP data. It also accelerates application development with pre-packaged business functions, algorithms and creates beautiful user interfaces with the SAP Fiori® UX framework, that can be accessed from any device.


ISVs can leverage SAP HANA in-memory advanced analytical processing capabilities of text, predictive, spatial, event streams, and time series to innovate faster. It’s built-in rule engines and business functions allow applications to analyze sentiments, summarize, classify and investigate text content, search across structured and unstructured data, and much more.


SAP HANA also takes care of data integration and quality. By easily connecting with SAP and non-SAP data sources, it allows you to bypass the typical difficulties of accessing internal and external data, therefore, you can deliver applications that provide a single source of truth. With SAP HANA, ISVs have data access, integration, and virtualization capabilities that support federated queries, data replication, remote data sync, and processes to improve data quality.


Aiming to make more data available faster with less coding, SAP HANA’s cloud-ready database, lets you run multiple tenant databases in one instance, allowing you to manage shared infrastructure securely and efficiently. SAP HANA ultimately, provides for strong separation of data, resources, and users among tenant databases, along with the flexibility to allocate memory and CPUs by tenant database. This means, you gain simplicity since multiple databases are managed as one unit all at the same time. This allows applications to run faster and access more data without you having to write and maintain programs to make this happen.


Whether you’re creating stand-alone commercial software, extending SAP solutions, integrating and connecting to SAP data, or modernizing an existing application, the “Build” engagement model of SAP PartnerEdge will support you in your journey. SAP PartnerEdge – Build enables you to combine your industry and LoB expertise with SAP industry-leading technology and innovation – speeding delivery of your next-generation enterprise applications and expanding your market.


Designed for ISVs and solution providers, our partner offering gives you access to a comprehensive range of planning, design, development, and go-to-market (GTM) services. It enables you to leverage the latest in intelligent technologies and platforms − reducing risks, speeding your time-to-value, and opening new business opportunities. The full SAP PartnerEdge program provides you with easy-to-consume resources and access to partner advisory and support services to help you plan, develop, and take your commercial solution to market effectively, at scale.


Intelligent technologies and cloud are enabling new opportunities for ISVs. Partnering with SAP will help you design, innovate, and market the new solutions needed to reinvent your business, compete and succeed in the new digital era. SAP HANA and the “Build” engagement model of SAP PartnerEdge provide you with the tools, support, and capabilities needed to accelerate your development and solution innovation. Follow to learn more:

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