SAP has introduced a new class of solutions that powers the next generation of business applications. The SAP HANA database is an in-memory database that combines transactional data processing, analytical data processing, and application logic processing functionality in memory. SAP HANA removes the limits of traditional database architecture that have severely constrained how business applications can be developed to support real-time business. SAP HANA for Next-Generation Business: Applications and Real-Time Analytics Explore and Analyze Vast Quantities of Data from Virtually Any Source at the Speed of Thought