SAP HANA Platform

Support Package Stack 08 (Last Update: May 28, 2014, Revision 80)

The SAP HANA platform is a flexible, data source-agnostic, in-memory data platform that allows customers to analyze large volumes of data in real time. As a development platform, it provides the infrastructure and tools for building high-performance applications based on SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP HANA XS). It is the foundation for various SAP HANA editions, like the SAP HANA Platform Edition which provides core database technology through components such as the SAP HANA database, SAP HANA studio, and SAP HANA clients, or the SAP HANA Enterprise Edition which bundles additional components for data provisioning.

As an appliance, SAP HANA combines software components from SAP optimized on proven hardware provided by SAP’s hardware partners. As an alternative to the appliance model, tailored data center integration (TDI) targets the use of hardware and other infrastructure components already existing in a customer’s landscape.

Note: The full documentation set for this and older support package stacks of the SAP HANA platform is available on SAP Service Marketplace Information published on SAP siteLogin required.

What’s New – Release Notes

What’s New in the SAP HANA Platform (Release Notes)

Information about what is new and what has changed since the last release

SAP HANA SPS 08 Release Note 2004651

The central SAP Note for the SAP HANA SPS 08 shipment

Installation and Upgrade Information

SAP HANA Master Guides

The SAP HANA Master Guide is the entry point for planning the installation of your SAP HANA system landscape.

The SAP HANA Master Update Guide describes how to update the SAP HANA platform and related components.

SAP HANA Server Installation and Update Guide

This guide describes how to install and update an SAP HANA system with the SAP HANA lifecycle management tools.

SAP HANA Client Installation and Update Guide

This guide describes how to install the SAP HANA database clients (for connecting applications).

SAP HANA Studio Installation and Update Guide

This guide describes how to install and update the SAP HANA studio – the SAP HANA administration and development tool.

SAP HANA Replication Installation Guides

The Installation Guide – Trigger-Based Data Replication Using SAP LT Replication Server for SAP HANA describes how to perform the initial installation and configuration of the SAP LT (Landscape Transformation) Replication Server for SAP HANA.

The SAP HANA Direct Extractor Connection Implementation Guide is the starting point for the technical implementation of the SAP HANA Direct Extractor Connection in the SAP HANA platform.

You will find the guides for how to install the SAP BusinessObjects ETL-based data replication technology on the SAP Help Portal page for Enterprise Information Management.

You will find the guides for how to install log-based data replication technology by SAP Replication Server (SRS) on the SAP Help Portal page for Databases (such as SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP SQL Anywhere, SAP IQ, and SAP Replication Server).

SAP HANA Information Composer – Installation and Configuration Guide

This guide describes how to install and configure the SAP HANA Information Composer, which allows business users to import and manipulate data and create Information Views.

Security Information

SAP HANA Security Guide

This guide describes how to ensure the security of the SAP HANA platform and its components.

SAP HANA Replication Security Guides

The Security Guide – Trigger-Based Data Replication Using SAP LT Replication Server describes how to enable security for trigger-based data replication using the SAP LT (Landscape Transformation) Replication Server for SAP HANA.

You will find security-related information about the SAP BusinessObjects ETL-based data replication technology on the SAP Help Portal page for Enterprise Information Management

System Administration and Maintenance Information

SAP HANA Technical Operations Manual

This guide is the entry point for administering and operating your SAP HANA system landscape.

SAP HANA Administration Guides

These guides describe all administrative tasks related to SAP HANA that system administrators perform regularly and on demand.

SAP HANA Troubleshooting and Performance Analysis Guide

This guide describes what steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve specific performance issues of your SAP HANA database and what you can do to enhance the performance in general.

Application Operations Guide – Trigger-Based Data Replication Using SAP LT Replication Server for SAP HANA

This guide describes how to administer and operate the SAP LT (Landscape Transformation) Replication Server for SAP HANA.

Modeling Information

SAP HANA Modeling Guide

This guide explains how to create information models based on data that can be used for analytical purposes using the SAP HANA modeler. It includes graphical data modeling tools that allow you to create and edit data models and stored procedures.

Development Information

SAP HANA Developer Information Map

Use this information map as the central entry point for the SAP HANA developer information. It helps you to navigate the SAP HANA developer documentation by guide and reference, developer task and developer scenario.

SAP HANA Developer Guide

This guide explains how to build applications using SAP HANA, including how to model data, how to write procedures, and how to build application logic in SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP HANA XS).

SAP HANA Interactive Education (SHINE)

This guide describes SAP HANA Interactive Education, or SHINE, which is a demo application that makes it easy to learn how to build native SAP HANA applications.

SAPUI5 Developer Guide for SAP HANA

This guide describes how to develop SAPUI5 applications based on SAP HANA. SAP UI5 is a user interface technology that is used to build and adapt client applications.

File Loader Guide for SAP HANA

This guide describes how to load binary files into the SAP HANA database so that the content of the loaded files can be used in search operations.

Reference Information

SAP HANA SQL and SQLScript References

The SAP HANA SQL Reference describes all SQL data types, predicates, operators, expressions, functions, statements, and error codes. The SAP HANA System Views Reference describes all system views, which allow you to query for various information about the system state using SQL commands.

The SAP HANA Spatial Reference describes how to analyze and process geospatial information in SAP HANA. It lists the types, methods, and constructors you can use to access, manipulate, and analyze spatial data.

SAP HANA SQLScript Reference describes how to use the SQL extension SAP HANA SQLScript to embed data-intensive application logic into SAP HANA.

The SAP HANA SQL Command Network Protocol Reference describes the SQL Command Network Protocol that is used by SAP HANA clients to communicate with SAP HANA.

SAP HANA JavaScript References

The SAP HANA XS JavaScript Reference describes server-side JavaScript code running inside SAP HANA Extended Application Services (SAP HANA XS) with access to request processing-related data and operations.

The SAP HANA SINA Search JavaScript Reference describes the SAP HANA simple info access (SINA) API, which is a client-side or frontend JavaScript API for developing browser-based search UIs.

SAP HANA Search and Text Analysis References

The SAP HANA Fuzzy Search Reference describes the SAP HANA fuzzy search syntax and functions. You can learn about the basic concepts and get hands-on experience in a tutorial on the search rule feature.

SAP HANA Text Analysis enables developers to build text analysis applications for analyzing unstructured data. The SAP HANA Text Analysis Language Reference Guide contains conceptual information on how to create, customize, and use dictionaries.

The SAP HANA Text Analysis Extraction Customization Guide provides information about the linguistic analysis and extraction features, and a reference section describing the behavior of the supported language modules.

SAP HANA Library References

The SAP HANA Business Function Library (BFL) Reference describes the Business Function Library (BFL) delivered with SAP HANA. This application function library (AFL) contains pre-built financial functions implemented in C++.

The SAP HANA Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) Reference describes the Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) delivered with SAP HANA. This application function library (AFL) defines functions that can be called from within SAP HANA SQLScript procedures to perform analytic algorithms.

The SAP HANA R Integration Guide describes how to embed code of the open source statistical language R in SAP HANA.

SAP HANA Data Provider for Microsoft ADO.NET Reference

This guide describes how to use the data provider to write programs in any Microsoft .NET supported language and access data from SAP HANA database servers. It lists the classes, methods, and properties that you can use to access and manipulate data.

SAP HANA Lifecycle Management (LCM) Tools Reference Guide

The SAP HANA LCM Tools Reference guide describes the technical details and the usage of the SAP HANA lifecycle management tools (hdb*).

End-User Information

The following end-user clients can be used for analyzing data that has been computed by SAP HANA.

For more information about SAP BusinessObjects BI Clients and End User Guides, see SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI).

Additional Information

Product Availability Matrix

Information about SAP HANA supported software and hardware platforms

SAP HANA Web Site

Find out about the latest news updates, upcoming events, exclusive VIP access, and learn more about SAP HANA through the expertise of SAP employees, customers, and partners.

SAP HANA One Web Site

Information about SAP HANA One, the SAP HANA platform available in the cloud through Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SAP HANA Academy

SAP HANA Academy provides free tutorial videos answering your questions on working with SAP HANA.

openSAP

openSAP is a platform for open online courses delivered by SAP. It supports you in acquiring knowledge in topics that are key to SAP.

Central Notes

A list of the central notes for this solution

Sizing

The SAP HANA Sizing Note 1514966 and the Quick Sizer for SAP HANA provides information about how to size SAP HANA. Contact your responsible SAP HANA hardware partner or SAP consultant for sizing SAP HANA.

Software Download Center on SAP Service Marketplace

The appliance model requires that the components of the SAP HANA platform and the SAP HANA database be installed by certified SAP HANA hardware partners and customers on validated hardware running a specific operating system. Any other system or content developed with such systems is not supported by SAP. For more information, please refer to the information page of the product version. Support Package Stacks (SPS) can be downloaded and applied to appliances according to agreements with the respective hardware partner.

With tailored data center integration (TDI), the customer is responsible for defining the installation and update process together with the partners.

In-Memory and SAP HANA on SCN

Additional information about SAP HANA like blogs, demos, how-to guides, best practices and collaborate about the new in-memory computing technology