The biggest news at SAP TechEd Barcelona was SAP HANA 2, the next generation of the company’s in-memory platform for innovation.
In my video interview with Richard Pledereder, senior vice president, SAP HANA Platform, he explained how this latest release helps companies virtualize resources, bringing together data from everywhere and allowing IT to shift from just managing operations to delivering IT as a service. With this rock-solid foundation for running mission-critical business processes as well as microservices and machine learning capabilities, companies can spend more time on innovating new solutions for competitive advantage in the digitalized economy.
With enhancements delivered twice a year, SAP HANA 2 is designed to help IT simplify database and data management. Its agile application development tools and powerful, multi-model analytical processing mean that companies can more easily build and deliver insight-driven applications that will delight customer.
Check out Pledereder’s explanation of how SAP is co-innovating with the European Space Agency and Munich RE, to predict forest fires using data from SAP HANA, reducing risk and increasing protection against fraud.