The root step of the Data to Value concept is storing data in storage systems like databases. The SAP BTP offers SAP HANA Cloud as the strategic database of choice. You can also enhance your SAP HANA Cloud with data lake capabilities. In addition to that, you can also utilize things like SAP ASE as a service or other services like an Object Store service. However, let's stay focused on SAP HANA Cloud.What is SAP HANA Cloud?
SAP HANA Cloud is a fully managed in-memory multi-tier cloud database as a service (DBaaS). As the cloud-based data foundation for SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP HANA Cloud integrates data from across the enterprise, enabling faster decisions based on live data. SAP HANA Cloud is one of the four pillars of the SAP Business Technology Platform and provides the data services to handle constantly growing data volumes in central place.
SAP HANA Cloud Value Proposition
Use Cases for SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA Cloud is central to SAP's strategy of providing a next-generation digital platform that can power both existing and new applications, either on-premise or cloud or hybrid. These applications can be either SAP or non-SAP applications. SAP HANA Cloud can be used in a large number of different IT scenarios. Let's take a look at some examples of where SAP HANA Cloud can be used:
- To provide the database for next generation applications that require super-fast performance on huge data volumes at scale.
- To power data warehouses including SAP Datasphere and custom data warehouses. Also, to power analytics including SAP Analytics Cloud by connecting to and coordinating distributed data into a single, consistent data model.
- To extend the data storage and processing capacities of on-premise applications, for example, when large numbers of new users are on-boarded.
- To extend the functionality of existing SAP applications using cloud-based services.
Learn more about provisioning SAP HANA Cloud in our learning journey: https://learning.sap.com/learning-journey/provisioning-and-administration-with-sap-hana-cloud
Read more about SAP HANA Cloud on product page: https://www.sap.com/products/hana.html or in the SAP Discovery Center: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/sap-hana-cloud?region=all