HANA - High Performance Analytic ApplianceHANA is a hardware and software combination integrating the new SAP Business Analytic Engine(BAE) software and delivered as an optimized hardware appliance. SAP is partnering with leading computer hardware manufacturers to deliver this next generation business analytics solution. The new solution will allow customers to do: accelerated BI scenarios off any data source; better operational planning, simulation and forecasting; fast analysis and better decision making off accelerated SAP ECC transactional data, better storage, search and ad-hoc analysis off very large data volumesBAE – Business Analytic EngineBAE combines an in-memory data base, a calculation engine and a modeling environment that allows for fast business analysis of an organization’s transactional and Analytic data from across, as well as outside, the entECCrise in near real-time. Leveraging the intelligent use of in memory technology, columnar database design, data compression and massive parallel processing, BAE allows the processing of massive amounts of data in near real-time
Supported installations modes from SAP as of March 2012: Single Server based on the T-Shirt sizes: XS, S, M and L Scale-Out solution where a single SAP HANA system is strechedaccross multiple server Disaster Tolerance solution based on the Scale-Out solution, the server and storage is doubled ½ is active and the other ½ is passive.