Impact of SAP HANA 2.0 in the Digital World

Category: SAP HANA 2.0 Training Posted:Jul 12, 2017 By: Ashley Morrison

Impact of SAP HANA 2.0 in the Digital World

The launch of SAP HANA in 2010 pioneered in-memory computing and SAP has driven breakthrough innovations on a highly stable core data platform for their end users. Continual innovations led by SAP are the key component of SAP HANA in-memory computing platform strategy. Now, the release of SAP HANA 2.0 spots a milestone in the industry and it propels customers towards a successful and fruitful digital future.

SAP regularly releases application and database upgrades for SAP HANA. These upgrades basically focus on new functions in SAP modules like SAP S/4HANA Simple Finance, underlying databases. SAP HANA 2.0 simplifies database and data management to ease the Application Developer’s task of delivering smart, insight-driven apps. The platform’s exiting capabilities are amended for innovation and can help users to compete more effectively in the digital economy. Since SAP HANA 2.0 is an extension of the existing SAP HANA platform, the user can access to a highly available, stable, and secure data environment for your applications. It plays a crucial role in simplifying SAP administration, boosting HANA Security, and managing Database.

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SAP HANA 2.0 simplifies SAP Administration

The renovated SAP HANA cockpit combines the Database Control Centre and HANA 1.0simplifies administration and adds exceptional functionality. Consider an example where SAP Basis administrators can configure HANA to line up or reject tasks that leverage resource demands past a certain threshold. Companies while executing SAP HANA should carefully size HANA keep track of resource demand and add new resources when required. In real time many organizations don’t upgrade SAP HANA until the resources run out of shortage, this results in sluggish performance, instability and even costly outages. This new feature will give an extra check to outgrow provisioning.

SAP HANA 2.0 boosts the HANA Security

Let’s check with the importance of SAP HANA 2.0 in improving security.

SAP HANA 1.0 could encrypt data volume with Service Pack (SP) and application data but failed to change the log volume (log volume is a document of changes in the data volume which has occurred from last save point. It is used to restore HANA while the occurrence of the crash). It is considered that SAP HANA is well protected if patched correctly and maintained by cyber security services team. But it is has a potential vulnerability, as an attacker can crack sensitive data theoretically.

Now the SAP HANA 2.0 includes log volume encryption to ease in managing encryption keys for data, log, and application encryption. The user can implement SQL statements to update all encryption keys and restore them on dedicated password protected file. A system privilege called ENCRYPTION ROOT KEY ADMIN was introduced by SAP to monitor the administration of encryption.

SAP HANA cockpit improves SAP Security administration controls that ease SAP HANA 2.0 in handling group authorization and privileges. Encryptions will control user’s data. Mishandling or losing the keys will result in catastrophic damage to the Business. Similarly, genuine administration of user privileges is pivotal for SAP security. Improvements that result in encryption more comprehensive or ease the security administration will always make the Business safe.

SAP HANA 2.0 for better Database Management

SAP HANA 2.0 delivers new Database Management Functionality to aid the user in maintaining Business high availability, continuity and performance. SAP HANA production executes physical or virtual hardware named primary system and implements a process called System Replication to build a backup copy on the secondary system, which can either be situated in the same Data Center (high availability) or another Data Center (disaster recovery).

During the crisis, the Admin can execute an acquisition; this assembles the secondary and primary system permitting the Business to get back online with minimal data loss or interruption within a short duration. SAP HANA 2.0 is far better in administering HANA high availability and disaster recovery. The privileges for monitoring system replication and administrating takeover are in the cockpit to ease in handling the HANA emergencies, as well as scheduled takeovers like updating the primary system.

SAP HANA 2.0 along with replicating primary system data it can also be implemented for reporting. The Log Replay – Read Access mode permits HANA to check for data in the landscape and speed read-intensive applications by using its resources.

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SAP HANA 2.0 is the next generation of SAP HANA platform, it is ideal for supporting Digital Transformations in companies that need to implement the latest in-memory technology in executing their Business. SAP has optimized this latest version for innovations to help IT sector in helping their companies to accelerate Digital Transformation and spend less time to maintain the status quo. Companies should work with managed service providers in upgrading SAP HANA   to SAP HANA 2.0 by 2019. The early your Business maintains a partner to plan your SAP HANA upgrade, the easier will be the transition.

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