Deploy SAP HANA Cloud
- How to use the SAP BTP cockpit as a graphical tool to provision your free SAP HANA Cloud instance
- You have an SAP Business Technology Platform free trial or free tier account: Set Up an SAP BTP Account for Tutorials
Get to know SAP HANA Cloud
SAP HANA Cloud is a complete database and application development platform. It lets you use advanced data processing capabilities — text, spatial, predictive, and more — to pull insights from all types of data.
By combining in-memory storage with columnar store, data operations are performed faster than in a traditional database with a disk-based storage. SAP HANA is also
translytical, which means that developers can perform both transactional and analytical operations from the same structure, in real time, and without creating additional copies of the data such as materialized views.
- Step 1
From the SAP BTP cockpit entry page, click on the subaccount where you will work.
In the Subaccount page, click on the space in which you want to work.
Once in your space page, click on SAP HANA Cloud in the side menu navigation. You will then see a page listing all your SAP HANA Cloud instances; of which you should have none. Click on the Create button to begin the wizard to create a new instance.
- Step 2
Complete the tutorial steps in Provision an Instance of SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA Database This wizard used in this tutorial will walk you through the process of creating an SAP HANA Cloud instance. Just one note as you go through this guided tour: Make sure that in the “Advanced Settings” part of the setup, that you select “Allow all IP addresses” in the “Connections” setting. This setting will allow you to develop against your SAP HANA Cloud using a variety of external development tools.
After completing the previous step, you should now have a new SAP HANA Cloud instance created in the SAP BTP trial or free tier.
Once the SAP HANA Cloud instance is created, take note of the admin user needed to connect to the database. This will be needed in subsequent steps in this tutorial.
Finally it is important to take note that the SAP HANA Cloud instance in both the free tier and free trial shuts down at the end of each day automatically to save costs from unused systems. Therefore you must return to this SAP HANA Cloud administration screen each day you want to use SAP HANA Cloud and choose to start the system from the Action menu. If you forget to restart the instance, you will receive HANA connection errors whenever you try to interact with it in later steps.
Once the SAP HANA Cloud instance is created, take note of the admin user (DBADMIN) and password you supplied to connect to the database. This will be needed in subsequent tutorials.
As an optional step if you are completely new to the SAP HANA Cloud environment, you might want to consider also going through this tutorial: Tools to Manage and Access the SAP HANA Cloud, SAP HANA Database in order to familiarize yourself with the various tools that can be used to manage and develop with SAP HANA Cloud.