While ‘Hana’ means grace and happiness in different languages, SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) is a column-oriented, in-memory, RDBMS that can be deployed both as an appliance and in the cloud.

HANA, developed and marketed by SAP SE, can manage both highly complicated query processing and a high volume of transaction rates on the same platform.

HANA is a great platform that can be used for developing, and deploying real-time applications, and for performing analytics in real-time. SAP HANA is perfect for situations when complex questions need to be answered very quickly (in real-time) using huge datasets that are not consistent – without any preparation or tuning of the data.

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