SAP HANA is more than just an in-memory database, but rather a complete application development platform in its own right. Given this unique characteristic and the wide range of usage scenarios we now offer three distinct packages that are logically based on each other:
SAP HANA App Services
SAP HANA DB Services
SAP HANA Infrastructure Services
SAP HANA Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
This package provides SAP HANA infrastructure on a subscription basis for customers who already have a license and who want to get up and running quickly and without having to invest into hardware.
SAP HANA DB Services (DBaaS)
This package provides both infrastructure and license subscriptions for SAP HANA and it comes in two flavors: a Base and a Platform Edition. Both editions provide native development capabilities such as SQLScript, Extended Application Services (XS) and River. SAP HANA Cloud Integration for data services, an ETL-tool, is pre-configured and ready to be used for initial and delta loads.
In addition to all the features included in the Base Package, the Platform Edition also includes Advanced Engines (Planning, Geo-Spatial, Predictive, Graph, Text Search & Tech Analytics), the Planning SDK, the Predictive Analysis Library and Hadoop/R Integration. For more details about these features please consult this document.
SAP HANA App Services (PaaS)
This package includes all the capabilities of the DB Services package plus in addition provides shared Application Services and capabilities typically required for the development of new multi-tenant cloud applications or extensions of existing solutions residing either on-premise or in the cloud.