This powerful, multi-functional tool with massive computing power uses RAM memory instead of hard drives. As a result, the SAP HANA database allows you to revolutionize the speed of your data operations, greatly accelerating the functioning of your business.

What sets the SAP HANA database apart 

Unlike typical databases, SAP HANA processes data using RAM memory instead of hard drives. This saves the time needed to perform calculations or generate reports. For example, a company can reduce the time required to close a month by 60% – from ten days to four. 

The use of RAM is not the only innovative solution employed in SAP HANA. 

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  • The data is stored in a column-oriented system, which reduces the time it takes the database to find the required information.  
  • There are no data duplicates in the stored tables; instead the data is stored at the highest level of detail. As a result, the tables needed by the user are generated on cue instead of taking up memory space. 
  • Parallel processing allows several operations to be performed at once. 
  • The storage and processing of data models is taken over from the applications using SAP HANA by the database itself, freeing up application resources. 
  • Working with data takes place in real time. 

SAP HANA in your company 

If you are wondering what return on investment you can expect from implementing SAP HANA, opt for SAP HANA Proof of Concept. This service will allow you to identify what benefits can be gained from implementing this stateoftheart database in your company’s IT environment. 

Depending on your needs, we offer several services: 

  • SAP HANA standalone implementation (e.g., as a standalone environment providing data for Business Intelligence systems) 
  • implementation or migration of SAP HANA for an SAP BW data warehouse 
  • implementation or migration of SAP HANA for an ERP system (SAP ERP, SAP S/4 HANA) 
  • SAP HANA Live implementation 
  • designing and extending standalone applications using the HANA Cloud Platform 
  • integration of SAP HANA with other systems (including nonSAP ones) used in the enterprise. 

Advantages of working with Hicron 

Three contract variants
We focus on flexibility and responding quickly to changes, therefore we offer as many as three variants of contracts. This allows us to adapt fully to the needs and requirements of your business.
Understanding the nature of your industry
We have been active on the Polish and foreign markets since 2006. We have cooperated with various industries, such as the automotive, cosmetic, construction, and transport industries. We are familiar with the specific business processes of each industry as well as the complex requirements related to the safety and quality of implementation – and we know how to meet them.
On-site and remote support
Before the pandemic, Hicron consultants would conduct implementation projects on site, becoming part of the client’s company for the duration of the work. Today we focus on 100% remote support – we have solutions that will guarantee the security of your company’s data throughout the project.
Collaboration based on expertise and trust
From day one, we strive to become your Trusted Advisors. We consider closely the needs of each company and recommend the most optimal solutions for its development. The Trusted Advisor concept has been in Hicron’s DNA since the beginning of our existence.


Which database does SAP HANA use? SAP HANA (High-performance Analytic Appliance) uses in-memory database instead of storage based on server drives. It serves as a platform for ERP systems and business applications. Thanks to the use of this modern technology and storing data in columns, it can operate much faster and has greater capabilities than an SQL database. What is more, it enables advanced multi-model analytics and real-time data interpretation. SAP HANA also optimizes data storage itself thanks to its built-in data compression mechanism and the use of columnar storage.
Is SAP HANA an SQL database? SAP HANA is not an SQL database; it uses a newer method of in-memory data storage. SAP HANA can process data up to 100 times faster because it is loaded directly from server memory. It has additional functions, including improved analytics options (Pervasive Analytics), additional functionalities (intelligent forecasting, delivery schedule management), and a modern HTML cockpit interface. It enables real-time analysis and increases the efficiency of storing large volumes of data.
What is the database of SAP s4 HANA? The SAP S/4HANA system is based on the SAP HANA database. This innovative technology enables data processing in RAM. Large volumes of data can be organized in the form of columnar records or typical row-oriented records. Storing data in columns enables their organization by type, thus compressing it more efficiently and accessing the information faster. The SAP HANA database also has additional components, including a test engine and a predictive analysis library. It can be used to significantly reduce the time or share and interpret huge amounts of data in real time.
Is SAP HANA a database platform or cloud? The SAP HANA database can be hosted locally (on-premise), in the cloud, or using a hybrid solution. Extending SAP HANA with cloud-based solutions increases its flexibility. You can take full advantage of its capabilities while optimizing it for the cloud. It was designed to be as compatible as possible with its local counterpart. SAP HANA Cloud frees Clients from their responsibilities related to managing hardware, operating systems, and backups. Cloud databases are updated more often, providing faster access to new functionalities, thus making hybrid solutions (combination of cloud and on-premise) the most beneficial for organizations.

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If you are considering the implementation of S/4 HANA or migrating to its latest version, please contact us.

Our experts will explain the benefits of the new system and discuss the implementation with you. 
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