First of all, to understand the need for SAP HANA, you have to first understand the need for a modern digital platform.
The world is becoming increasingly digital and networked. During the past two years, 90% of the world’s data has been generated. In the next 2 years it will further increase the acceptance of enterprise networks. In the age of the IoT („Internet of Things“ = IoT) we are even more connected than before. As a result, more data is generated every day. Most of the data is generated by connected things. There will be 212 billion connected things by the end of 2020.
Conventional IT landscapes have evolved over time into a multitude of platforms that are connected to each other for data exchange – which usually leads to redundancies.
However, the most effective approach to reducing the complexity of an IT landscape is to bring all applications together on a single platform. This is exactly what SAP HANA makes possible. In addition, SAP HANA reduces the amount of data by a factor of seven through high-grade compression of the data.