SAP HANA Vora to Assist In Contextual Analytics over Big Data and All Enterprise Systems

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 17, 2016
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HANNOVER, GY: SAP SE made available its in-memory query engine, SAP HANA Vora, which can be used across all distributed data sources such as Hadoop and other enterprise systems to carry out contextual analytics. Vora is set to leverage industries which are implicitly involved in Big Data analytics. Also, it incorporates ‘Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)’ functionalities to make profound analysis on distributed Hadoop data across thousands of nodes such as enterprise applications, data warehouses, data lakes, and Internet of Things sensors.

By uplifting hurdles in distributed enterprise data framework, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint Energy) is going to implement SAP HANA platform and SAP HANA Vora. As a result, CenterPoint Energy will be able to process 5 billion records of electronic meter data within six weeks. Hadoop, SAP HANA and SAP HANA Vora will help CenterPoint Energy not only to diminish its IT costs to store ‘Big Data’ but also improve business decisions also through intense data analytics.

“Our initial analysis proved that SAP HANA and SAP HANA Vora together are benefiting us by moving forward operationally, while allowing for innovation around our Internet of Things and predictive analytics initiatives. With the help of SAP, we are transforming to a ‘live’ digital enterprise to better serve customers.” said Gary Hayes, CIO and SVP of CenterPoint Energy.

SAP has also enriched Apache, an open source community, by utilizing some features of SAP HANA Vora for Apache Spark open source ecosystem. Application program interface (API) to improve query efficiency and data hierarchy that facilitate deep analysis on Hadoop data are some of the notable features incorporated with  Apache Spark ecosystem which are available on GitHub project.

“With SAP HANA and SAP HANA Vora, customers can turn massive amounts of Big Data into business context. We are pleased to work with companies like CenterPoint Energy who value the customer service enhancements that a single, end-to-end digital enterprise platform linking corporate data, social sentiment and other data such as weather patterns can provide.” said Greg McStravick, General Manager and Global Head of Platform GTM, SAP.