SAP Updates SAP HANA with Service Pack 10
SAP today released service pack 10 (SPS10) for the SAP HANA platform, delivering new capabilities that help customers connect with the Internet of Things (IoT) at enterprise scale, manage big data more effectively, further extend high availability of data across the enterprise, and develop new applications.
The new remote data synchronization feature of SAP HANA enables organizations to synchronize data between the enterprise and remote locations at the edge of the network. Developers can now build IoT and data-intensive mobile apps that leverage SAP HANA remote data synchronization between the enterprise and remote locations via the SAP SQL Anywhere suite. Now, enterprise data can be securely captured, accessed, and fed back into SAP HANA from remote workplaces, such as retail stores and restaurants. In addition, customers can collect and analyze IoT data for critical tasks with low bandwidth or intermittent connections or even while offline.
Businesses can continue to harness big data using expanded smart data integration capabilities of SAP HANA to the latest Hadoop distributions from Cloudera and Hortonworks. Additional enhancements for SAP HANA include faster data transfer with Spark SQL and a single user interface (UI) for SAP HANA and Hadoop cluster administration using Apache Ambari. IT organizations can also take advantage of new rules-based data movement among multiple storage tiers based on business requirements. Finally, new smart data quality capabilities for SAP HANA allow users to cleanse data and merge duplicates with a Web-based development workbench.
Features such as 1-to-n asynchronous replication, auto-host failover for dynamic tiering, and incremental backups help reduce system downtime and facilitate true business continuity across the enterprise. In addition, companies can leverage the NUMA (non-uniform memory access)-aware architecture of SAP HANA to support large-scale systems with more than 12 terrabytes of memory to process large data sets . Enhancements in workload management help further improve mixed workload performance .
SAP HANA text mining now extends to the SQL syntax. The new spatial processing enhancements of SAP HANA include support multidimensional objects and spatial expressions in SAP HANA models or SQLScript. As a result, developers can incorporate visualizations in their business applications.
"SAP HANA gives customers one integrated platform for transactional and analytic workloads," said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer at SAP, in a statement. "The new capabilities of SAP HANA ensure data center-readiness, synchronization of data to any remote system, extend high availability and disaster recovery of enterprise data, and perform advanced analytics. We are readying our customers for the inevitable digitization of our entire economy."
SAP HANA currently has more than 6,400 customers and more than 815,000 active users.