SAP HANA is an in-memory relational database management system (RDMS) developed and marketed by SAP. HANA stores large amounts of data in memory and uses hard disk to store backups of the data. This makes analyzing large volumes of data at real time more efficient. HANA is a combination of software and hardware working together to maximize performance. SAP has partnered with IT hardware vendors like IBM, Cisco and many others to sell the SAP HANA platform. Below is a few features HANA provides.
SAP HANA is a combination of software and hardware.
Multi core architecture in distributed system environment.
Row and column data-storage.
Memory Computing Engine (IMCE) to process large amounts of data at real time.
It is written in C++