SAP HANA Administration Guide
Some Basic Questions & Answers
HANA stands for High-Performance Analytic Appliance. See the list of important terms and their full forms used with SAP HANA.
SAP HANA is a new in memory database management system developed by SAP. It storing the data in memory instead of storing it in disk.
SAP S4 HANA is a platform for faster and real-time data processing. It is using the technology called in memory computing.
SAP S/4HANA can be deployed on premises (local), in the cloud or using a hybrid model (both premises & cloud).