How SAP HANA Fits Into BusinessObjects Landscapes

  • by Prakash Darji, Vice President and General Manager, Data Warehousing Solutions and SAP HANA Platform, SAP
  • March 13, 2012
Gain an understanding of the key differences between SAP HANA and traditional relational database systems in an SAP BusinessObjects environment, and learn how BusinessObjects has been optimized for SAP HANA.
Key Concept

SAP HANA is a multipurpose, data-source-agonistic, in-memory appliance that combines SAP software components optimized on hardware provided by SAP partners. SAP HANA provides capabilities for real-time operational analytics and use as an Agile data mart. 

SAP BusinessObjects traditionally relies on the semantic layer for optimized data access with SAP HANA. 

With BusinessObjects 4.0, the semantic layer and the BI tools are optimized to connect to SAP HANA natively to get data. Each visualization within the BI portfolio has an optimized way of accessing data from SAP HANA.

Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji is an experienced professional with more than 10 years of end-to-end experience in enterprise software. He has a broad depth of experience including corporate strategy, sales, product management, architecture, and development. He has experience in product launch activities, including positioning, packaging, and pricing. He has delivered numerous product releases in a variety of capacities through his career. He thrives on building high-performing, scalable teams to achieve strategic deliverables, whether they close strategic sales deals, roll in product features, or roll out new releases. He is a recurring author for several publications and a speaker at SAP conferences around the world. Prakash is on LinkedIn at

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