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How SAP HANA is Different from Other Databases?

Catering to businesses around the world and securing the perpetual growth of industries, it is not only important to maintain a well-developed database but also a keep a simplified data structure, quick data gathering from different sources, seamless mixing of third-party applications and combining analytics and transaction processes. For a business owner, all this needs to be done in a cost-effective way.

Here comes SAP HANA – a robust and flexible database that addresses platform, technology and database challenges. Designed from ground level up to leverage advances in the microprocessor technology to deliver a huge amount of processing power, SAP HANA is a total game-changer in database management systems.

How is SAP HANA different from other databases

In case of traditional database, they only manage a single work process at any given time. For instance, when an application is setup in a traditional database, the data infrastructure is tuned and configured according to that specific application. Now, when there is a requirement for something else, say, gather business insights, the system wont be able to process it. For this, the data then needs to be moved or duplicated which consequently creates additional work and hampers productivity.

SAP HANA 2 has an improved Database & data management technology, analytics and business intelligence, useful application development tools on a single in-memory platform.

Things get more complicated when a customer is working with multiple applications – all these applications start to duplicate data respectively to support the required insights and thus, increase the level of complexity substantially. The sheer size of this data makes it a challenge to collate the data warehouse in a timely manner. Organizations are forced to summarize and aggregate the data, resulting in a loss of detail and compromising business performance.

Now, with SAP HANA, business owners and customers are breaking the limitations of these traditional database systems by eliminating the silos and offering a single unified platform for all kinds of data including transactional, operational, warehousing, unstructured, etc. With this, clients get a single real-time system operating on only a single copy of data, and also supporting any type of business workload simultaneously

How Is This Possible?

SAP HANA’s very own, natively built in-memory computing engine is the key to how all of this is possible – this in-memory computing allows the users to consolidate date silos and collapse the complexity that is often created by traditional database systems. It helps businesses by allowing them to spend more time on innovating and less time on integrating. As of now, SAP HANA already has over 1,000 customers across the Asia-Pacific region.

SAP HANA has also allowed businesses to create better and innovative systems and applications, including SAP S/4 HANA, to cater to the world better. Not only does it provide a fully cloud-computing capable platform, SAP HANA offers its customers an innovative solution to work with and empowers businesses and cloud networks with a robust and powerful engine.

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