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What's New in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05? (Updated 2020)



Released in Novemeber 2016, SAP HANA made its mark as the first in-memory database system, built on Intelligence, Agility, and Effiency. SAP HANA has the ability to give you access to a stable, highly available and secure data environment for all of your applications. It simplifies computing environment for better data management, giving you an end-to-end view of your organization.


SAP recently released a new support package stack (SPS) to continue its path toward customer success and growth.


Celebrating ten years of innovation, SAP released their latest update, SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05, which was released in June 2020, is the next evolutionary step, simplifying in-memory computing environments to organize data end-to-end throughout all departments within a business. Innovative features allow organizations to reach a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), improved scalability, reliability, security, enhanced user experiences, and more. Along with SPS 05, SAP also announced SAP HANA Cloud, a new cloud-native, container-based database, which free trials are now available for.


Here are just some of the features in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05 from SAP:

  • Tiered storage with scale-up and support for scale out

  • External key server enablement

  • Increased usability and administration capabilities

  • Hybrid extensions to the cloud

  • Enhancing the developer experience

  • Advancing analytical processing of spatial and graph data

  • Further enabling predictive and machine learning



New product updates and releases are dense and we know it can be hard to take it all in at once. That's why we created a simplified version for the SAP community, where we go over:

  • What is SAP HANA?

  • What is SAP HANA 2.0?