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Is HANA a German abbreviation ? What does it mean ?

I see that HANA stands for "high-performance analytic appliance" in English but is the abbreviation applicable in German as well ?

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 09:09 AM

    Hi,

    in 'former times' it was

    High Performance Analytic Appliance.

    But SAP changed it to a 'standalone' name, as it is no longer an appliance.

    So HANA officially is a name and no abbreviation any more...

    Best regards

    Jan

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  • Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 01:05 PM

    According to former (and first) SAP CTO Vishal Sikka: And I remember that night as I was driving home, I had just come back from Hawaii, and as I was driving home that night, it was very clear that this was a fundamentally new idea, not only in databases but in how we can apply the database to rethink the architecture of the application itself. And so that night, I thought of the name HANA, as Hasso's new architecture. That's sort of where the HANA name comes from. August 2006, right here in Palo Alto.

    See https://open.sap.com/courses/hanaintro1/ (video unit 1 at 00:07:29),

    The High Performance Analytic Appliance acronym was introduced for marketing purposes (for obvious reasons). First mention is from SAPPHIRE 2010 (May). Again, announcement from Vishal Sikka:

    https://youtu.be/bcLztrbOhAw

    As mentioned by Jan, with the introduction of the tailored data integration (TDI) program with SPS 06 (2013), HANA was no longer exclusively available as appliance (hardware with pre-configured software), hence the acronym was no longer used.

    If you like to learn more, I can warmly recommend (as author) the book SAP HANA 2.0, An Introduction. For more information, see my blog

    ==

    By the way, if you translate fiori (flowers) into Japanese, you also get hana ( 花 ).


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  • Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 09:05 AM

    HANA is not used an abbreviation for years now. It is just a product name.

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  • Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 04:31 PM

    and I guess this not SAP baby as this was acquired by SAP and improved a lot after that.

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