SAP announced general availability of SAP HANA Vora, an in-memory query engine that brings contextual analytics across all data stored in Hadoop enterprise systems and other distributed data sources.
SAP HANA Vora aims to solve key Big Data challenges by providing data correlation for making precise contextual decisions, simplified management of Big Data and offering online analytical processing (OLAP) modeling capabilities on Hadoop data.
SAP said the new offering will benefit industries like financial services, telecommunications, utilities, healthcare and manufacturing, where Big Data.
SAP has an established partner ecosystem, including Cloudera, Databricks, Hortonworks and MapR Technologies, that plans to support SAP HANA Vora.
To facilitate distributed data processing across enterprise and Hadoop data, SAP has contributed part of the code for SAP HANA Vora to the Apache Spark open source ecosystem.
These features include a data hierarchy capability and an extension to Spark’s data source application program interface (API). These open source offerings are now available as a GitHub project.
SAP also announced that CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint Energy) will implement the SAP HANA platform and SAP HANA Vora to bring together its highly distributed enterprise data framework.
While Hadoop will allow CenterPoint Energy to reduce information technology costs associated with increasing Big Data storage requirements, SAP HANA Vora will allow for more informed business decisions through powerful data analytics.