SAP is evolving its in-memory technology with the introduction of SAP In-Memory Appliance(SAP HANA) software, a flexible, multi-purpose, data source agnostic in-memory appliance that combines SAP software components optimized on hardware provided and delivered by SAP leading hardware partners.
SAP HANA can enable organizations to analyze business operations based on large volumes of detailed information as it develops. Organizations can instantly explore and analyze all of their transactional and analytical data from virtually any data source in real time. Operational data is captured in memory as business happens, and flexible views expose analytic information at the speed of thought. External data can be added to analytic models to expand analysis across the entire organization.