The Platform for Next-Generation Applications and AnalyticsSAP HANA converges database and application platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing so businesses can operate in real-time.
This makes it possible for applications and analytics to be rethought without information processing latency, and sense-and-response solutions can work on massive quantities of real-time data for immediate answers without building pre-aggregates. Simply put -- this makes SAP HANA the platform for building and deploying next-generation, real-time applications and analytics
Operational Analytics:With transactional and analytical data stored together, SAP HANA provides on-the-fly analysis so you can make real-time decisions.
Big Data Capabilities:Crunch petascale data volumes for quick, accurate answers to sophisticated business problems.
Predictive, Spatial and Text Analysis:A powerful suite of predictive, spatial and text analytics libraries can run across multiple data sources
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