SAP has released a new set of applications that will run on its in-memory database HANA, including a Visual Intelligence business intelligence offering that is geared to helping the average business user perform data discovery.
The set of business applications span multiple industries and business functions. They let business users monitor events in real time and piece together a number of predictive scenarios, the German software giant claimed.
The applications were unveiled at SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando.
"HANA has become a platform and it is about to become the foundation for most of our apps - whether they are on-premise or in the cloud," said SAP founder and chairman, Hasso Plattner during his keynote.
"HANA will make [the applications] dynamically different. SAP is not continually grinding at the things we did 15 years ago. We will not abandon customers on traditional databases as applications are refactored for HANA."
The Visual Intelligence software is a version of SAP Business Objects Explorer software that is powered by the HANA platform. SAP promised businesses that their staff will be able to use the product regardless of their technical skill level.
The software will allow users to ask any question without the need for predefined queries, reports or dashboards, SAP said. It also claimed analysis can be performed across multiple data sets from sales, marketing, social or geo-location databases to third-party data.
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