New software tool, HANA Vora launched
From Vishnu Anand
Mumbai, September 12 2015: Seemingly Inspired by the hot new tech trends swirling around hyper connectivity, advancement in super computing, increased proliferation of the cloud, and embedded devices, SAP has launched a new software solution -- SAP HANA Vora.
This is a new computing layer that sits on top of Hadoop -- the currently popular Open-Source framework that allows enterprises to store and process big data across clusters of their computers. With huge volumes of data being stored and accessed, enterprises face another challenge: getting data at the right time.
This is where SAP HANA Vora steps in with a God Father-like 'an offer you can't refuse': It serves as layer sitting on Hadoop, which works on the data, and makes sure it is available in real time, while preserving its quality.
SAP HANA Vora will help customers in industries for whom highly interactive Big Data analytics in business process context is critical -- like financial services, telecom, healthcare and manufacturing.
Examples where SAP HANA Vora can potentially benefit customers
· Mitigate risk and fraud by detecting new anomalies in financial transactions and customer history dat
· Optimize telecom bandwidth by analyzing traffic patterns to help avoid network bottlenecks and improve network quality of service (QoS)
· Deliver preventive maintenance and improve product re-call process by analyzing bill-of-material, services records etc.
SAP plans to release HANA Vora later this month together with a 'Cloud" edition for developers to create their own solutions.
Greg McStravick, GM and Global Head, SAP Database and Technology, in India this week, is optimistic that SAP HANA Vora will lead to the much needed 'democratization of data'. Speaking to IndiaTechOnline, yesterday on the sidelines of the HANA Vora launch event he gave an example:
"Your enterprise might be in say, a retail business. But the data that resides in your systems will have value for a different business. An ideal scenario will he healthcare. By having access to thousands and thousands of ailment and health records, pharmaceutical companies and governments can crowd-source symptomatic drug discovery faster, rather than wait for a pandemic to break out."
He suggests: "Big data, if accessed in real-time can open up a whole new world of possibilities, while paving the way for newer innovations in the months to come."