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SAP has made several improvements to its SAP HANA database, both in the cloud and on-premise. With the improvements, companies need to become more intelligent, more agile and more efficient. These include new machine learning capabilities and improved cloud support.

SAP HANA is an in-memory database that must bring the flexibility of the cloud to all environments, even if this is a hybrid or on premise environment. Users can improve data access and visibility by combining data sources in a single database.


With the improvements, some new functions are added. This gives users instant access to critical data and improved performance. In their own words, the database performs even better thanks to the addition of more working memory.

In addition, the solution now uses Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory modules, which reduce charging times by 400 percent. These modules also allow more virtual machines to run on a single system, reducing the need to invest in hardware.

SAP HANA also has new native storage extension and support for the new Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory modules, allowing users to assign data to specific types of storage media. This reduces the Total Cost of Ownership.

Flexible and intelligent

According to the ERP giant, SAP HANA can now be scaled cost-effectively and give users the flexibility to host data and applications in multicloud, hybrid and on premise environments.

Furthermore, the built-in intelligence processes analytical and transactional workloads in real time for all types of data. For example, new machine learning APIs are available for Python and R, allowing data scientists to access data stored in HANA from their familiar environment. They will also have access to the in-database machine learning functionalities.

Database administrators are also offered intelligence recommendations for more SQL optimization and data tiering.

Express edition

Finally, SAP has announced that it is making the express edition of SAP HANA available to developers free of charge. This gives developers free access to 32GB of in-memory storage on their laptops, PCs or the cloud. In-memory capacity can be expanded to 64GB, 128GB or 256GB via AWS Marketplace.

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