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SAP HANA, express edition

SAP HANA, express edition

Run this streamlined version of SAP HANA on laptops and other resource-constrained hosts.

SAP HANA, express edition

Run this streamlined version of SAP HANA on laptops and other resource-constrained hosts.

Why install SAP HANA, express edition?

SAP HANA is an ACID-compliant database and application development platform. You can use advanced data processing capabilities—text, graph, spatial, predictive, and more—to pull insights from all types of data.

SAP HANA, express edition is a streamlined version of SAP HANA that can run on laptops and other resource-constrained hosts. The express edition is free to use for in-memory databases up to 32GB of RAM. Memory capacity increases beyond 32GB are available for purchase in the SAP Store.


There are two main ways to get started with SAP HANA, express edition:

Download the Free On-Premise Version

- OR -

Sign up for a Cloud Deployment

Looking for more deployment options? Review all the options.

Getting Started:

A free version of SAP HANA, express edition is available for productive use, letting beginners and experts alike learn about SAP HANA.


New to SAP HANA, express edition?

Some of the main capabilities are listed below.

Data modeling and analytics

With graphical modeling, you can take advantage of analytical processing engines and define advanced slices of data available in an SAP HANA database. You’ll be able to combine attributes and measures in transactional and analytical data to create information views. Create calculation views with advanced analytics capabilities such as geospatial, graph and anonymization, and visualize them using a variety of reporting tools.

Get started with modeling

Bring your own language and microservices

SAP HANA XS Advanced Applications is an on-premise development platform based on SAP Cloud Foundry. It allows you to develop cloud-native applications using a micro-services approach. Java, Node.js and Python are the officially supported languages. You can configure the available SAP Cloud Foundry build packs to bring your own language.

Get started and build your first application

Machine learning

With SAP HANA, you can build intelligent business apps that can augment and automate repetitive tasks, optimize operations, and can be easily consumed across your organization.

Get started with machine learning with SQL

Get started with machine learning with XS Advanced

Geospatial

Store, process and visualize geodata with SAP HANA. In addition, you can integrate geodata with other structured and unstructured data.

Get started with geospatial

Text analytics

With the SAP HANA platform, you can gain real insights from your unstructured textual data. The platform provides search, text analysis, and text mining functionality for unstructured text sources.

Get started with Text Analytics

Predictive analytics

Embed predictive scenarios into your apps. With SAP HANA, you can choose from over 20 different algorithms, including association analysis, clustering for grouping, and classification. The classification categories include: regression, time series for forecasting, detection of outliers, and data preparation.

Get started with Predictive analytics

SAP HANA streaming analytics

Streaming analytics adds high-performance event stream processing and complex event processing (CEP) to the SAP HANA platform. This makes it easy for you to incorporate smart-stream capture and active event monitoring. Real-time streaming analytics also enables you to create IoT applications.

Get started with SAP HANA streaming analytics

Hibernate

Leverage SAP HANA in-memory speed and multimodal analytics easily via Hibernate ORM (relational) and Hibernate OGM (NoSQL). Capabilities include support for advanced multimodal data processing, such as text and spatial via Hibernate dialects; abstraction layer for key/value, document store and Graph; and XML mapping.

Get started with Hibernate


Under the Hood

hana express under the hood

This diagram shows the SAP HANA platform services available in SAP HANA, express edition. Please review the Feature Scope document for more details.


Deployment Options


System Requirements

SAP HANA, express edition comes as a binary installer or as a pre-configured virtual machine image (ova file). If your host runs on an SAP HANA, express edition supported operating system, you can choose either the binary installer or the ova file. Otherwise, you must use the ova file.

Operating systems supported by SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 include:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, 12.1, 12.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, IBM Power Systems (ppc64le - "Little Endian"), 12.1, 12.2 
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, 12.3 (x86_64 - HANA 2.0 SPS02 Rev 23 and higher required) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.2 (x86_64) 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.3 (x86_64 and Power - HANA 2.0 SPS02 Rev 21 and higher required)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, 7.4 (x86_64 and Power - HANA 2.0 SPS02 Rev 23 and higher required)

SAP HANA, express edition is free to use for in-memory databases up to 32GB of RAM.  Additional capacity increases for 64GB, 96GB, and 128GB are available for purchase on the SAP Store.


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SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

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SAP HANA Client Revision 120 for Windows

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This is an introduction to a course and will build upon last year’s "Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA" course and go deeper into each of the major topics around SAP HANA native development. We will explore the many advances in the programming model and tooling that came with SAP HANA SPS6, SPS7, and SPS8.

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Next Steps in Software Development on SAP HANA

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With the delivery of SAP HANA SPS 11, we see a large number of new features in both the underlying SAP HANA infrastructure and in particular in the custom development aspects of SAP HANA native development.

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Software Development on SAP HANA

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This is an interview with Thomas Grassl, Vice President, Global Head of Developer Relations and Community at SAP, about SAP HANA, express edition.

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SAP HANA, express edition Launch

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openSAP provides free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to everyone interested in learning about SAP’s latest innovations and how to survive in the digital economy. openSAP Enterprise MOOCs leverage tried and trusted classroom concepts, including gamification, and discussion forums to interact with peers and experts.

openSAP courses for SAP HANA

Document

This document describes the features available for SAP HANA 2.0, express edition.

SAP HANA, express edition Feature Scope

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Complete SAP HANA documentation for all versions.

SAP HANA Documentation

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Complete SAP HANA express edition documentation. Includes PDFs and previous releases.

SAP HANA, express edition on SAP Help Portal

Document

The complete SAP HANA streaming analytics documentation.

SAP HANA Smart Data Streaming Documentation

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Learn how to develop applications with SAP HANA, express edition
and deploy them to the cloud.

A Getting Started Guide - Build with SAP HANA, express edition and Deploy to the Cloud

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Explore SAP Developer and Community Events from around the world on this interactive map.

SAP Developer and Community Events

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Manually install SAP HANA, express edition on a native Linux machine - using the binary installer - for a custom setup.

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

This is an introduction to a course and will build upon last year’s "Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA" course and go deeper into each of the major topics around SAP HANA native development. We will explore the many advances in the programming model and tooling that came with SAP HANA SPS6, SPS7, and SPS8.

With the delivery of SAP HANA SPS 11, we see a large number of new features in both the underlying SAP HANA infrastructure and in particular in the custom development aspects of SAP HANA native development.

This is an interview with Thomas Grassl, Vice President, Global Head of Developer Relations and Community at SAP, about SAP HANA, express edition.

openSAP provides free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to everyone interested in learning about SAP’s latest innovations and how to survive in the digital economy. openSAP Enterprise MOOCs leverage tried and trusted classroom concepts, including gamification, and discussion forums to interact with peers and experts.

This document describes the features available for SAP HANA 2.0, express edition.

Complete SAP HANA documentation for all versions.

Complete SAP HANA express edition documentation. Includes PDFs and previous releases.

The complete SAP HANA streaming analytics documentation.

Learn how to develop applications with SAP HANA, express edition
and deploy them to the cloud.

Explore SAP Developer and Community Events from around the world on this interactive map.

Name Description Duration Next Step

Manually install SAP HANA, express edition on a native Linux machine - using the binary installer - for a custom setup.

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The database is a fully ACID compliant, In-memory, columnar, massively parallel processing platform that provides common database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP).

This is an introduction to a course and will build upon last year’s "Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA" course and go deeper into each of the major topics around SAP HANA native development. We will explore the many advances in the programming model and tooling that came with SAP HANA SPS6, SPS7, and SPS8.

5:50

With the delivery of SAP HANA SPS 11, we see a large number of new features in both the underlying SAP HANA infrastructure and in particular in the custom development aspects of SAP HANA native development.

5:07

This is an interview with Thomas Grassl, Vice President, Global Head of Developer Relations and Community at SAP, about SAP HANA, express edition.

11:00

openSAP provides free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to everyone interested in learning about SAP’s latest innovations and how to survive in the digital economy. openSAP Enterprise MOOCs leverage tried and trusted classroom concepts, including gamification, and discussion forums to interact with peers and experts.

This document describes the features available for SAP HANA 2.0, express edition.

Complete SAP HANA documentation for all versions.

Complete SAP HANA express edition documentation. Includes PDFs and previous releases.

The complete SAP HANA streaming analytics documentation.

Learn how to develop applications with SAP HANA, express edition
and deploy them to the cloud.

Explore SAP Developer and Community Events from around the world on this interactive map.

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