SAP HANA is an In-Memory Database. Developed by SAP as a business solution .
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Pro Very fast
SAP HANA Database uses parallel computing, caching and compress data to improve its computation speed. It has an average speed of 0.000476 ms per transaction.
Pro Easy to integrate with other SAP tools
SAP HANA database is designed to be used with other SAP branded tools with this you can easily import and export data to other SAP tools
Con Very expensive
SAP HANA Database is expensive as you need to pay for the hardware and software licenses. Your cost also scales with how much memory you need. Its hardware alone cost $1,000,000.
Con Limited skilled workers
There are only a few workers who knows how to use SAP HANA Database because its training is expensive and its public documentation is limited.
Con Strict hardware and software requirements
Hardware requirements are very strict which makes it very hard to install and configure. Currently SAP HANA only supports hardware platforms that are Intel-based or IBM Power based. For the operating system only SUSE linux and Red Hat Enterprise linux are supported.