SAP HANA is a so-called in-memory database. The SQL-based relational database can either be operated on a combination of software and hardware (appliance). Alternatively, one can also switch to a cloud platform. The database, which runs under SUSE Linux, is able to analyse large amounts of data in real time. Technologically, the database uses a combination of column and row orientation.
Using multi-core CPU architectures, the database achieves significant performance advantages through the parallel execution of processes. The SAP HANA Studio is the associated development platform based on Eclipse.