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 SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA


With SAP HANA, SAP provides a product that uses in-memory computing technology to optimize your business processes. SAP HANA comprises the required hardware as well as SAP HANA appliance software (SAP HANA database and data replication tools, for example).

In-memory computing can be used to significantly reduce the time required to access database content and to increase the processing speed of transactions considerably by storing the data in the main memory of the database system. As a result, large data volumes can be processed immediately and complex analyses can be performed extremely quickly and with up-to-the-minute data.

For SAP SCM, the integrated use of SAP HANA is supported in addition to the databases already supported and listed in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM). That means, in this case, that the scenarios that used to be performed on a relational database of your SCM system are now performed on an SAP HANA database. In this way, SAP enables you to use existing and optimized functions on an SAP HANA database.

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You can, of course, continue to use SAP SCM on other databases.

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With SAP HANA, you have the option of running SAP liveCache as an integrated part of the SAP HANA database. You therefore do not require a separate database for SAP liveCache. This saves you the costs for an additional database instance, which can lead to a reduction in the total cost of ownership.

Implementation Recommendations

Note the following when implementing SAP SCM with SAP HANA:

  • You can only use ABAP components on SAP HANA. If you have been using ABAP and Java components in a dual-stack system, you have to complete a dual-stack split and implement the ABAP and Java components on separate servers and databases. For more information, see the Dual-Stack Split Guide under Start of the navigation path published on SAP site Next navigation step Installation & Upgrade Guides Next navigation step SAP Components Next navigation step SL Toolset Next navigation step Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 Next navigation step Dual-Stack Split End of the navigation path.

  • For information about implementing SAP SCM with SAP HANA, see the Installation Guide under Start of the navigation path published on SAP site Next navigation step SAP Business Suite Applications Next navigation step SAP SCM Next navigation step SAP SCM Server End of the navigation path.

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Note that the use of SAP HANA in a side-by-side scenario is also supported. To do this, an SAP HANA database is put into use in addition to the existing integrated relational database, and the data is replicated between the relational database and the SAP HANA database. However, this implementation scenario is not suitable for running SAP SCM on SAP HANA.

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