SAP S4/Hana Consulting

SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed and marketed by SAP SE. It is a database server and retrieve data as requested by the applications. In addition, it performs advanced analytics like text analytics, text search, streaming analytics, graph data processing and includes ETL capabilities as well as an application server.
It manages concurrency through the use of multi-version concurrency control (MVCC), which gives every transaction a snapshot of the database at a point in time. When an MVCC database needs to update an item of data, it will simply mark the old data as obsolete and add the newer version. HANA can be deployed on-premise as a new appliance from a certified hardware vendor.

SAP HANA licensing is divided into two categories

1. Runtime License - Used to run SAP applications such as SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA.
2. Full Use License - Used to run both SAP and non-SAP applications. This licensing can be used to create custom applications


• Base Edition - Provides core database features and development tools but does not support SAP applications.
• Platform Edition - Base edition plus spatial, predictive, R server integration, search, text, analytics, graph engines and additional packaged business libraries.
• Enterprise Edition - Platform edition plus additional bundled components for some of the data loading capabilities and the rule framework.