In 2010, SAP debuted its in-memory database, SAP HANA, which offers a unique, differentiated strategy among enterprise application vendors. SAP is the only vendor that is fully betting on in- memory technology, launching its new enterprise application suite, S/4HANA, in early 2015, running exclusively on SAP HANA. SAP has more recently launched the next generation of its data warehouse, SAP BW, as BW/4HANA. And most recently, at the Barcelona edition of its TechEd conference, SAP unveiled SAP HANA 2, the next generation of the SAP HANA platform itself.
This report focuses on SAP HANA 2, with a detailed look at its differentiating capabilities.