SAP HANA & Sybase!
HANA, which will be available in appliance form from a number of hardware partners,
places data to be processed in RAM instead of reading it off disks, adding a performance boost.
HANA is built on a superset of technologies with a long history at SAP,
including the MaxDB database and TREX in-memory engine.
Data held in memory by HANA is backed by a persistence layer that logs
transactions and incorporates savepoints that create images of the database,
according to an SAP document. This allows it to be restored in the event of a power outage or other disruption.
HANA is compatible with any BI (business intelligence) application that supports common query languages like SQL and MDX.
HANA is not a database, it is an appliance (hardware + software). SAP sells these to large customers;
a typical HANA installation has 2 Terabyte of memory.
The database software inside HANA is a custom-developed database engine by SAP,
optimized for in-memory handling of analytic workload patterns. To the best of my knowledge,
it is not available for download.
by – Rob V.
HANA with Sybase ?
As per recent IDC Report, SAP would be pushing this HANA technology in
ASE & IQ and our Rep server would be replicating the data from HANA Appliance.
If HANA is going to be part Sybase ASE/IQ/REP then it will certainly enhance the
ASE functionality and performance. If you want more about HANA , please refer below links :
IDC Report : http://www.sybase.com/files/White_Papers/IDC_SAP_Sybase_DatabaseHeaven_report.pdf
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228315/faq_saps_hana_inmemory_computing_platform.htmlCheck the Sybase Wiki @ sybasewiki.com