Menu
SAP woos SMB developers with an 'express' edition of Hana

SAP woos SMB developers with an 'express' edition of Hana

The free download can be used to build apps on a laptop or desktop PC

SAP has made no secret of the fact that its bets for the future rest largely on its Hana in-memory computing platform. But broad adoption is a critical part of making those bets pay off.

Aiming to make Hana more accessible to companies of all shapes and sizes, the enterprise software giant on Monday unveiled a downloadable "express" edition that developers can use for free.

The new express edition of SAP Hana can be used free of charge on a laptop or PC to develop, test and deploy production applications that use up to 32 GB of memory; users who need more memory can upgrade for a fee. Either way, the software delivers database, application and advanced analytics services, allowing developers to build applications that use Hana's transactional and analytical processing against a single copy of data, whether structured or unstructured.

Originally launched more than five years ago, Hana uses an in-memory computing engine in which data to be processed is held in RAM instead of being read from disks or flash storage. This makes for faster performance. Hana was recently updated with expanded analytics capabilities and tougher security, among other features.

Hana also forms the basis for S/4Hana, the enterprise suite that SAP released in early 2015.

The new express edition of Hana can be downloaded from the SAP developer center and installed on commodity servers, desktops and laptops using a binary installation package with support for either SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Alternatively, it can be installed on Windows or Mac OS by downloading a virtual machine installation image that is distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Tutorials, videos and community support are available. The software can also be obtained through the SAP Cloud Appliance Library, which provides deployment options for popular public cloud platforms.

“The new easy-to-consume model via the cloud or PC and free entry point make a very attractive offering from SAP," said Cindy Jutras, president of research firm Mint Jutras. "Now companies such as small-to-medium-size enterprises have access to a data management and app development platform that has traditionally been used by large enterprises.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2018 inductees - Chris Simpson, Kendra Ross and Phill Patton - to the third running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing landscape of the technology industry in New Zealand, while outlining ways to attract a new breed of players to the ecosystem. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch
Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

The channel came together for the inaugural Reseller News Emerging Leaders Forum in New Zealand, created to provide a program that identifies, educates and showcases the upcoming talent of the ICT industry. Hosted as a half day event, attendees heard from industry champions as keynoters and panelists talked about future opportunities and leadership paths and joined mentoring sessions with members of the ICT industry Hall of Fame. The forum concluded with 30 Under 30 Tech Awards across areas of Sales, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Management, Technical and Human Resources. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Upcoming tech talent share insights at inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum 2019
Show Comments