HP and SAP are discussing the possibility of introducing an as-a-service edition of the software giant's Hana in-memory computing product. Anita Paul, senior director of HP's industry transformation consulting practice for Asia Pacific and Japan today told The Reg she will shortly meet SAP to discuss creating the service. …
HANA in the cloud
As the main point of HANA is to get OLAP to run really fast (not sure why that is so important, but that's another story), why would you want to run it in a data center thousands of miles away and let it ping pong around the internet before it gets back to the user. You would think that you would want HANA LAN connected to the users.... If you are adding all of that internet latency, what is the point. Granted, the response times will be faster than running off of disk and sending it over the internet, but, if you have the need to go buy TBs of memory and HANA licenses, you would think that response time would be extremely critical.
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