What is SAP B1 HANA?
To begin with, SAP HANA is a modern in-memory platform & not just a database that is deployable as an on-premise appliance or in the cloud. As an appliance, SAP HANA combines software components from SAP optimized on proven hardware provided by SAP’s hardware partners. In the cloud, SAP HANA is offered as a comprehensive infrastructure combined with managed services. SAP HANA can be deployed through the following cloud offerings: SAP HANA One, SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. The platform also provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial, and business analytics.
SAP HANA uses in-memory computing, which is a technology that allows the data to be stored near the CPU and processing of massive quantities of real time data in the main memory (RAM) of the server to provide immediate results from analyses and transactions.