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SAP announces the launch of HANA Vora software

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SAP SE  announced the launch of SAP HANA Vora software, a new in-memory computing innovation for Hadoop and new capabilities planned for SAP HANA Cloud Platform. These new offerings from SAP intend to help companies simplify how their businesses will run in the digital world.

“We realised that lack of contextual relevance was a hindrance when it came to enhancing business agility and scalability in the digitisation process. We have addressed this need by launching SAP HANA Vora designed to help businesses succeed in their quest to have contextual awareness in a hyper-connected era. With capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform, we aim to make our customers leaders in the digital economy” said Greg McStravick, Global head of Database & Technology, SAP SE.

SAP HANA Vora is a new in-memory query engine that leverages and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop. As companies take part in their digital transformation journey, they face complex hurdles in dealing with distributed Big Data everywhere, compounded by the lack of business process awareness across enterprise apps, analytics, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) sources.

SAP HANA Vora helps to extend in-memory computing innovation from SAP to distributed data and provides OLAP-like analytics with a business semantic understanding of data in and around the Hadoop ecosystem. Companies can enhance their decision-making with full understanding of their business activities in context with SAP HANA Vora. Data access also can become democratized for data scientists and developers, making it easier to mashup corporate and Hadoop data together to discover answers to unknown questions.

SAP HANA Vora is planned to help benefit customers in various industries where highly interactive Big Data analytics in business process context is paramount, such as financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and manufacturing. Use case examples where SAP HANA Vora can potentially benefit customers include:

·         Mitigate risk and fraud by detecting new anomalies in financial transactions and customer history data

·         Optimise telecommunication bandwidth by analyzing traffic patterns to help avoid network bottlenecks and improve network quality of service (QoS).

SAP HANA Vora is planned to be released to customers in late September; a cloud-based developer edition is planned to be available at the same time.


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