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Ten years ago, when we launched SAP HANA as the first in memory database, it raised the bar for enterprise-class data processing. SAP HANA continues to provide the data management foundation needed to deliver the Intelligent Enterprise, and, now, more than 33,000 customers run their most mission critical workloads on SAP HANA. Today, I am pleased to share the planned release of SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 06 in December 2021.

As SAP HANA continues to grow and change, we remain committed to supporting our customers in maximizing and safeguarding their existing investments as their chart their path into the future. This is why several improvements in TCO and usability, as well as a continued focus on stability and quality, are planned for SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 06. This includes extensions for backup and recovery, online DDL, and capture and replay.

We have also planned improvements to SAP HANA smart data access, including support for new versions of Oracle and Microsoft SQL, as well as improved SAP HANA machine learning capabilities thanks to new PAL algorithms coming with support for Python 3. There are also further updates to SAP HANA native storage extension, which complete the big data capabilities of SAP HANA and enable reduced TCO for larger database instances. In addition, SAP HANA cockpit SPS 13 is planned for Q2/2021.

Since SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05 is our long-term maintenance release, SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 06 is planned for a standard, two-year maintenance window.

As you can see, we have many exciting features and updates for SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 06, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our customers continue to use SAP HANA to gain business value from their data!

If you have any questions, please make sure to visit the SAP Community Q&A for SAP HANA or submit your question directly.