HANA currently consumes information from most databases via the ETL (extract, transform and load) process, a spokesman said. The near-real-time data synchronization provided by Sybase Replication Server will be enabled for databases besides DB2 in the future, he added.
Overall, SAP has placed high hopes on not only HANA but an array of specialized in-memory applications, a number of which were announced earlier this week at an event in Boston. The company is expected to reveal yet more details of its plans in May at the annual Sapphire conference in Orlando.
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