SAP HANA is an in-memory database that allows customers to analyse large volumes of data in real time scenario. It is based on extended application services which provides tools for high performance applications. It is integrated with number of components such as SAP HANA database, SAP HANA studio and SAP HANA clients. It provides core database technology that allows its enterprise edition to build additional components for data. SAP HANA suits consists of HANA database, HANA administration, data modeling and data provisioning.
Application and Development of SAP HANA
SAP HANA is featured with additional run-time environment that is SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP HANA XS) Classic Model that represents the server architecture on which applications deployment occur. Whenever there is a need of application migration, the advanced features of XS classic application come up in process.
The applications of this XS model is designed to interconnect the applications that are connected with SAP HANA. This functionality is supported by below mentioned applications:
- Native SAP HANA Applications: In this, database comprises of innovative technology that supports the functionality of lifecycle management for development and for this, it includes application server, web server etc. These components form a platform for the development and deployment of applications that build a run-time platform to execute all kind of applications of SAP HANA. With the help of HTTP protocol suits, the connections are made with application which includes HTML or mobile app user interface to SAP HANA.
- SAP HANA applications with another applications server: Different applications written in .net or java can also be integrated with SAP HANA by using ODBC (open database connectivity) or JDBC (java database connectivity) respectively. These application interfaces provide methods to create, delete and update the software of SAP HANA and also builds the mechanism for creating and maintain connections, transactions etc.
Why SAP HANA?
To process huge set of data in real time, SAP HANA provides an innovative architecture of hardware and software. Its database architecture is based on row and column type that implies multi core architecture. It enhances the performance of applications on real time environment that were not possible earlier and also it is cost effective and builds a good software strategy for applications to work. Most of its codes are written using object oriented programming concepts that runs on Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1/2.
Due to the quick market changes and new opportunity, SAP HANA successfully built its market reputation that poses effective and efficient use of data and other information.
The important feature that is associated with SAP HANA is to implement different security policies to secure company’s critical data from unauthorized access. It supports multiple databases in a single HANA system that is known as multitenant database containers and SAP HANA is also capable to store more than one multitenant database containers. These database containers are identified by SID i.e., single system ID, so that no other can violate the data. SAP HANA includes the features of authentication, encryption and auditing that made it unique among other databases. After successful log on to the system, user’s authorization is verified for performing operations.