SAP HANA Features:

Data Compatibility

and Openness

SAP is lowering the barriers to SAP HANA adoption and helping companies realize the vision of a real-time enterprise faster than ever before.

Technology Openness

SAP HANA provides more customer choice by co-innovating with leading technology providers in the industry. This helps SAP HANA customers leverage existing investments and relationships. For example, virtualization technology collaboration with VMWare accelerates provisioning of new SAP HANA instances for production and reduces operation costs.

Cloud Openness

SAP and cloud providers are working aggressively to provide customers with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) experience for their applications powered by SAP HANA. SAP and its partners deliver the power of in-memory technology with the speed and flexibility of the cloud. These new partnerships provide scalable, enterprise-ready, mission critical, secure and fully managed SAP HANA cloud solutions with minimal up-front capital expenditures.

Hardware Openness

To leverage the full power of the SAP HANA platform, you need the right hardware infrastructure. And with certified hardware from SAP's leading technology partners – including IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Cisco, Dell, Huawei, VCE, NEC, and Hitachi – you're in good hands. Plus, besides the standardized and highly optimized appliance delivery offered by more than 10 hardware partners, SAP opened up SAP HANA for bare metal suppliers as well. This open and flexible approach reduces hardware and operational costs, mitigates risk and optimizes time to value, and provides more flexibility in hardware vendor selection to configure the layer for SAP HANA depending on your existing data center layout.

Software Openness

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) across both consumer and enterprise markets are rapidly adopting SAP HANA as their preferred real-time database platform to power their innovation. SAP HANA’s ease-of-use and next-generation architecture allow ISVs to deliver their existing solutions faster, better and cheaper than traditional database platforms. Third-party applications that display the “powered by SAP HANA” brand have been certified by the SAP Integration and Certification Center to capitalize on the distinctive capabilities and application logic within SAP HANA.

Data Compatibility

SAP HANA works with all your applications, whether they are from SAP or not. It scours data from all sources to help you uncover signals you would never be able to find otherwise.