Why Cloud is the best place to run SAP HANA and what can you do about it

SAP HANA is a super-fast in-memory database that can handle both transactional and analytical workloads and help enterprises unleash the power of their data. With such a powerful database comes the great responsibility of providing it with a scalable and agile environment that it can utilize. Cloud has made it possible for users to access data, applications, and services over the Internet. The cloud eliminates the need for costly hardware, such as hard drives and servers. Recent trends indicate that over 90% of businesses are already using cloud technology in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. Cloud being a great place to run SAP HANA, SAP, and other public clouds are rolling out the next generation of support to run SAP HANA on the Cloud.

Advantages of SAP HANA on Cloud

Cloud provides the following advantages of running SAP HANA over traditional on-premises deployment.

Flexibility & Scalability

A scalable system will be able to handle an influx of users and resources. Almost all major public cloud vendors have made it extremely easy for enterprises to run their SAP HANA applications in their cloud platforms. Clouds can scale up and add resources quickly to meet a company’s evolving needs.

Solutions such as SAP HANA Cloud can give businesses the tools they need to expand the volume of their data with ease while On-premise solutions cannot make the same easy or quick adjustments, and their lack of flexibility usually means the system must undergo an upgrade process to achieve the same scaling capabilities as cloud solutions.


Organizations have to pay for the upfront costs it takes to design, build, and deploy a new system. When comparing solutions like SAP HANA in the context of price, on-premise solutions tend to be more expensive. There is a high total cost of ownership, as the responsibility for any maintenance or ongoing costs of the server hardware, power consumption, and space.

SAP HANA in the cloud does not require up-front capital investment in software or hardware for partners and customers, resulting in a more cost-effective service with minimal risk. Companies only have to deal with a single, ongoing operational expense.


SAP HANA in the cloud will let you build and deploy consumer and business applications in no time. Customers can deploy on major public clouds as they offer SAP Cloud Platform as a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) model that helps users get SAP HANA applications up and running very fast. Managed SAP HANA Cloud helps leverage the power of SAP HANA without spending time on operational and administrative tasks.

Security & Regulatory Compliance

Cloud vendors are committed to data protection and privacy and have very comprehensive compliance coverage which helps companies move their data to the cloud. SAP HANA Cloud provides numerous features to implement security requirements, including authentication, authorization, data encryption, audit logging, backup, recovery, etc. Security risks can be mitigated by taking proper precautions and following a solution’s best practices.


Cloud provides an incredible platform to run analytics and reporting on SAP HANA data and allows users to get rich insights about their business. Also for future innovations like IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, Cloud could open the door to all new business scenarios using SAP HANA. SAP HANA Cloud provides users with a single place to access, store, and process enterprise data in real time. All of the advanced technologies that SAP HANA offers for multi-model data processing, both in-memory and on-disk, are available in the solution.


For Enterprises it isn’t a matter of if you’re taking SAP HANA to the cloud, it’s when. SAP HANA Cloud, specifically, can help organizations leverage important features that make a database effective, such as cloud or hybrid deployment, the low total cost of ownership, high processing performance, and real-time processing.

A solution that helps enterprises easily move and protect the SAP HANA cloud is the need of the hour. This is where system integrators like Vizio come in to help you achieve exactly that!

Reach out to us at info@vizioconsulting.com to learn more!