SAP Enhances SAP HANA with Stack 11, Helps Businesses in Digitization

By CIOReview | Thursday, December 10, 2015
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NEW YORK, NY: SAP has enhanced SAP HANA platform, an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an on-premise appliance, or in the cloud, with its latest support package, called stack 11 or SPS 11. The new enhancement is proving great simplifier for businesses as it is helping them in going digital, so that they can stay relevant and competitive in the market.

Also, the latest release manages large data volumes transparently and allows organizations to fully optimize performance-price considerations based on business needs.

Earlier, customers were using SAP HANA to run mission critical applications and create next-generation applications that converge transactional, analytical, predictive and streaming data processing. But now, companies are more attracted to it because with SAP HANA SPS 11, enterprises can innovate even faster by leveraging micro services architectures through a broaden choice of programming languages. It allows them to transparently accelerate insights on any kind of data- including geospatial and data streams- from any source.

“Customers are choosing SAP HANA not only to run core business applications but also to develop live applications that gain real-time insight to help drive growth and disrupt the competition. Only the SAP HANA platform simplifies IT while spurring innovation by combining in-memory database capabilities with built-in application services, advanced data processing, and data integration in a single platform,” says Bernd Leukert, Member of the Executive Board, Products and Innovation, SAP.

SAP HANA SPS 11 Proving Simplifier for Different Sectors

SAP HANA is benefiting different sectors, like Healthcare, automation, travel agencies and many more. According to a recent Americas’ SAP Users Group (ASUG) survey of 1,253 respondents, adoption of SAP HANA is steadily increasing and more projects based on SAP HANA are in the pipeline.

Healthcare organizations, like Varian Medical Systems, provider of radiology, X-ray tools, is using SAP HANA, which offers real-time analytics, and run mission-critical applications. While, SAP HANA SPS 11 provides new high-availability and disaster recovery features, hardened security and unified administration for cloud and on-premise deployments.
It enables organizations to regain faster takeover time when switching over to a secondary database and can also be used for offline administration and diagnosis.

However, travel agencies, like Prescient Traveler is using SAP HANA SPS 11 to increase location intelligence and enhance situational awareness. The enhanced platform delivers new features like, advanced text analytics, and ability to identify relationships among the elements of a sentence and improved language support for text-mining algorithms.

Moreover, SAP HANA has also been certified with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) that makes it easier to exchange data between third-party spatial solutions.