Plattner: 'Speed is the essence' for SAP HANA Data Management Suite
Jim O'Donnell | June 27, 2018
It's nothing new, but SAP HANA Data Management Suite could simplify the vendor's data management portfolio. SAP also embeds cloud analytics into S/4HANA Cloud. The intelligent enterprise must be built on speed -- speed like you get from the in-memory processing of the HANA database, which is also the foundation of the SAP HANA Data Management Suite, SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner said in his keynote address at Sapphire Now. The vendor announced SAP HANA Data Management Suite at its annual user conference, which was held this month in Orlando, Fla. It's an amalgam of SAP applications intended to allow companies to get a better grip on the various data sources flowing through the organization and extract business value, according to the company. SAP HANA Data Management Suite consists of the SAP HANA database; SAP Data Hub, a data governance and orchestration platform; SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services, a large-scale data processing platform based on Hadoop and Spark; and SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer, a collaborative cloud application that can let anyone in an organization participate in planning, designing and governing data analytics applications.