Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database that will enable companies to analyze large volumes of operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source, and that will eventually deliver an entirely new class of applications that will change the way people think, work, plan, and operate.
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users' behalf, owing to help from tools such as enterprise search, text analytics, predictive analytics, event stream processing, etc. In other words, a HANA-underpinned enterprise resource planning (ERP) system should produce only pertinent (filtered) info for every user. In a nutshell, initially, SAP HANA will enable companies to analyze large volumes of detailed operational and transactional information in real time, from virtually any data source. In the long run, though, with this platform, SAP will