SAP Hana 2 is scheduled to release to customs on Nov. 30, with an express edition available for delivery shortly after. It features four key new features: database management, data management, analytical intelligence, and application development.
With the new database management features, IT organizations can provide business continuity with high availability, security, workload management, and administration enhancements. A new active/active read-enabled option provides IT with secondary systems to off-load read-intensive workloads.
In order to combat the growing business needs of handling large chunks of data, SAP Hana 2 uses data management that provides updates to enterprise modeling, data integration, data quality, and tiered storage. This is powered by the SAP enterprise architecture designer web application to manage complex information architectures, and show the potential impact of new technologies before they are implemented.
Analytical intelligence allows developers to use analytical processing engines for text, spatial, graph, and streaming data to embed insight into applications. The predictive analytics library is a new tool for data scientists to use so they can discover new patterns of machine learning. New algorithms in the library include: classification, association, time series, and regression.
With SAP Hana 2, developers will have new functions for application servers, development tools, and languages at their fingertips when building and deploying next-generation applications in application development. This includes a new file processor API for extracting text and metadata.
Additionally, SAP Hana microservices in the cloud are now available through SAP Hybris-as-a-service. New features include text analysis entity extraction, fact extraction, and linguistic analysis to use text data processing in the cloud for application enhancement.
A few months ago, SAP revealed that it would be using SAP Hana to push data warehousing into the cloud.