Built right: Powered by SAP HANA

Whenever you buy something, don’t you want to know that the person who created it built it right? It is basic human nature that you want the object to meet, if not exceed, your expectations.

I’ll give you an example. Recently my son bought a 1992 Nissan 300Z sports car. It is beautiful and fast. After a while, the engine started misfiring and this fast car was running like an old scooter. As it turned out, the previous owner had replaced the cables from the distributor to the spark plugs with new ones that didn’t quite match up. Instead of doing the job right, he spliced the new cables onto the old connectors.

Over time, the splices failed and the car ran poorly. As I reflect on this, often many applications that leverage emerging technology are not actually configured to capture the power of the combined applications. Sure, they’re great applications and they work, but they’re not taking full advantage of the power of the engine.

That’s were “Powered by SAP HANA” comes in. At SAP we want to make it easier for customers to identify that the applications they’re considering have been built to take advantage of the inherent power of SAP HANA. While it’s possible to write an application that uses SAP HANA as the underlying platform, the application will perform much better if it’s built to capitalize on the columnar data management and SAP HANA’s application logic like predictive analytics.

“Powered by SAP HANA” certification does exactly that. We ask our experts to look at an application and certify that it uses SAP HANA right. Specifically, SAP’s ICC organization reviews how the application manages its data and whether the application is using the powerful application logic that is embedded in SAP HANA. If it passes, then the application developer is permitted to use the Powered by SAP HANA brand with their solution. To learn more about certification: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-39954


When you see this logo on an application, you can feel confident that the application takes advantage of the power of SAP HANA.

If you’re an application developer reading this, you probably want to know how to submit your application for certification. The best way is to talk to your SAP partner relationship manager or visit saphana.com and the Powered by SAP HANA page.


Steve Asche, ISV and Channel Marketing for SAP HANA at SAP

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