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SAP HANA Cookbook by Ganesh Mahadevan V., Chandrasekhar Mankala

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Appendix B. Architecture

The beauty of SAP HANA lies in its architecture. The way it is built makes it unique and very special compared to other databases. This appendix explains the architecture of SAP HANA, the different components, and their importance.

In this appendix, we will cover:

  • Understanding the SAP HANA architecture
  • Explaining IMCE and its components
  • Storing data – row storage
  • Storing data – column storage
  • Understanding the persistence layer
  • Understanding backup and recovery

Understanding the SAP HANA architecture

Enterprise application requirements have become more demanding—complex reports with high computation on huge volumes of transaction data and also business data of other formats (both structured and semi-structured). Data is being ...

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