HANA is here...innit?

SAP releases HANA without documentation. Which genius thought of that?
Written by Dennis Howlett, Contributor on

So to massive fanfare, arm waving by the CEO on Bloomberg, enthusiastic webinars by board members and a PR snowstorm, SAP has announced the general availability of HANA, the mother of all in-memory appliances that will change the world. So they say. Except for one tiny detail.

None of my SAP Mentor buddies can find any official documentation. The Twitter stream tells it all. These from John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions.

Real men don't need HANA documentation, they need software. I can't find that on sap.com either though.

Am penning the unofficial HANA FAQ. Can't believe there isn't a good one yet. Hoping you guys will keep me honest once it's up.

FAQ can only be as good as the information available to go in it - think there is enough to have a useful article

My HANA 1.0 FAQ is a bit like HANA 1.0 - a work in progress :) - penned and sent to be put on our website tomorrow.

This for a solution that is rumored to be selling like hot cakes as in a pipeline of €10 million a week. You can't make this stuff up. Or maybe you can? But in all seriousness, if these folk can't find documentation then there's a problem.

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