SAP announces launch of SAP HANA 2

The announcement was made during SAP's Bernd Leukert opening keynote speech at SAP TechEd 2016 Barcelona.

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SAP announces launch of SAP HANA 2 Leukert: "The release of SAP HANA 2 marks a milestone in the industry, as it represents the next generation of SAP HANA that will propel customers toward a successful and prosperous digital future." (Getty Images)
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  November 8, 2016

German multinational software corporation SAP has today announced the launch SAP Hana 2. The reveal was made during the opening keynote at SAP TechEd 2016 Barcelona, which was conducted by Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board, Products and Innovation, SAP SE.

The latest improvements includes new capabilities for SAP's in-memory computing platform aimed towards digital transformation. These include additions for database management, data management, analytics intelligence, as well as tools for application development.

Commenting on SAP Hana 2, Leukert shared: "The release of SAP HANA 2 marks a milestone in the industry, as it represents the next generation of SAP HANA that will propel customers toward a successful and prosperous digital future."

SAP Hana microservices will also now be available by subscription through SAP Hybris as a Service (YaaS) marketplace. This will help encourage developers to be more creative on their respective projects, by embedding deeper insights into modern applications.

Carl Olofson, research vice president, IDC, commented: "SAP HANA 2 represents a continuation of technology innovation by SAP, designed to enable organizations to address the fast-changing aspects of digital business."

He added: "SAP HANA 2 features new and enhanced functions that can enhance data management and accelerate application development for digital transformation. In addition, new SAP HANA microservices in the cloud, accessible through SAP Hybris as a Service, are expected to increase innovation of insight-driven applications to deliver competitive advantage for SAP customers."

In addition to the release of SAP Hana 2, Leukert's keynote also touched upon the launch of an express edition of the platform. Set to be delivered shortly following the main platform's launch at the end of November, the express edition will aid organisations in jump-starting new development projects and to quickly devise applications.

SAP TechEd 2016 Barcelona, which is set to run from the 8 - 10 November 2016, serves as a global technology event for learning, networking, training, and education on the SAP platform and technologies. This year's edition also marks the 20th anniversary of the annual event.

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