SAP HANA 2 is the business data platform for the intelligent enterprise. Leveraging state-of-the-art database and data management technology, advanced analytical capabilities and intuitive application development tools in the only all-in-one, in-memory-first data platform – SAP HANA 2 frees up valuable resources and human capital for new and innovative application development to meet your business’s strategic objectives.
Database enhancements allow for advanced data and privacy protection including data anonymization and column encryption. Improvements for high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) will further increase system availability and help protect enterprise-critical applications with a new multi-target system replication option, a time travel option for fixing logical errors and invisible take-overs for reading transactions. New features include a fast database reset option for tenant DBs as well as the option to restore the system database with its tenants. Enhancements in the areas of dynamic tiering, workload and performance management and analysis further improve performance and usability.
Data Management enhancements include an easy integration of Blockchain data from the SCP cloud service in SAP HANA. We added new data integration and federation sources like Google BigQuery and support for Spark 2.1 and 2.2 and Teradata 15.1 to bring you a broader view of the business. We also added spatial data type support for federated HANA to HANA data scenarios to help you gain new insights by combining your business data with geospatial information. For the quality of your data, we enhanced and simplified the match functionality and candidate selection in Smart Data Quality (SDQ) to help you identify and build the best record. For data modeling, we now offer a cloud option for the Enterprise Architecture Designer and a repository transport so you can easily migrate your architecture designing to the cloud.
Analytical Intelligence enhancements further increase execution performance and productivity for data scientists by providing an automated selection of algorithm parameters for machine learning (ML) and the predictive analytics library (PAL). New functions and the ESRI support for SAP HANA as a geodatabase will allow you to gain the most insight from geocoding your business data. Improvements for graph like openCypher and GraphScript extensions support more complex analysis and scenarios for your connected data. And new sentiment analysis for Japanese extends the coverage for text analysis to the third largest economy (based on GDP).