Looking into versions and technical requirements

In this section, we will be looking into the two main flavors in SAP HANA—Enterprise HANA and SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA. We will also discuss the technical differences and requirements for both the versions.

How it works…

In this section, let us understand how enterprise HANA and SAP NetWeaver BW powered by HANA operate.

Enterprise HANA

Enterprise HANA is also known as Standalone HANA. We know that HANA is fundamentally a database which can enable a number of solutions. In this version of the product, though, SAP HANA acts more like an appliance solution; we have to look at the entire set of components all at once. We need to look at the hardware, the SAP HANA database, the specific software ...

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