HP introduces SAP HANA-as-a-service

Software licenses for SAP's in-memory database technology will be bundled along with hardware and ongoing management. The cloud product roll out will start from Australia and New Zealand.
Written by Ryan Huang, Contributor

HP will offer SAP's HANA in-memory database technology over an as-a-service model, aimed at allowing companies a way to analyze big data with lower upfront capital investment.
This means you can be connected to the HANA platform "in only weeks instead of months", said HP.

HP introduces SAP HANA-as-a-service.

The package will bundle the HANA software license along with hardware and ongoing management, according to a press release. It will run in HP's managed cloud environment, either as a managed virtual private cloud or a managed private cloud, within a local HP data center.

Customers will pay a monthly subscription fee based on a five-year commitment with the option to scale up and down on-demand, allowing them to shift more from capital expenditure (CAPEX) to operating expenditure (OPEX). Pricing will vary according to client environments and their needs for services such as Business Warehouse, Enterprise Edition or Suite on HANA, Anita Paul, senior director of enterprise application services for HP Asia Pacific and Japan, told ZDNet.

HP added its clients will be able to leverage the tools to rapidly analyze and make decisions on significant amounts of data "at a cost and pace that makes sense for their businesses".

The product will be first launched in Australia and New Zealand, based on client demand and interest. The
market has also become early adopters into cloud and HANA, noted HP.
"The HP and SAP footprint are both very strong in ANZ [Australia and New Zealand] so there was already a foundation of a working relationship to build on," said Paul. She added ANZ also provided an excellent environment to offer companies that would go from small to large demand and the offering was ideally suited to adjust to the varying requirements of scale.

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