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SAP Revs Data Analysis Engine

The recently launched SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) OnDemand product powered by SAP HANA is the company' s most recent augmentation to its data analysis offerings. Being showcased at a multi-city multi-continent set of SAP TechEd events, the company positions this product as solving reporting and ad hoc analysis needs in data environments that do not have a BI infrastructure and/or where heavy use of on-demand applications is being made.

With what is now highlighted as "quick implementation" power, SAP also points out that this product handles detailed data that needs to be imported rapidly. As an "in-memory computing technology", SAP HANA analyzes on the fly, without the need to define rigid data models and aggregations ahead of time. The solution also provides lower cost of implementation and ownership, as customers do not need to invest in designing workarounds to improve reporting performance. As customers' data grows, they can continue to add more reporting scenarios without significant investment in IT.

"With SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand on SAP HANA, we are bringing real-time analytics with the capabilities of SAP HANA — enabling complex analyses, plans, and simulations on real-time data — together with lower TCO, rapid time-to-value, and beautiful end user experience of on-demand applications," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, a member of the SAP executive board. "This is one more example of how we are bringing the power of SAP HANA to every aspect of our existing products, in addition to the entirely new applications we are building."

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