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We have just completed a series of video tutorials for the SAP HANA Academy that cover a wide range of topics related to Multitenant Database Containers (MDC).

You can find the full playlist here: SAP HANA Multitenant Database Containers - YouTube

The MDC feature was introduced with SAP HANA SPS09. This feature enables hosting multiple SAP HANA databases on a single SAP HANA system. All tenant databases in the same system share the same system resources (memory and CPU cores) but each tenant database is fully isolated with its own database users, catalog, repository, persistence (data files and log files) and services so that, for example, you can run both SAP Business Suite and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) in one SAP HANA system.


The first video provides an overview of SAP HANA MDC.

Studio Connections

The next video shows how to create a connection to a tenant database in SAP HANA studio.

Multitenant Conversion

The next video shows how to convert a SAP HANA system to the multitenant database mode.

Create Tenant Database

The next video shows how to create a tenant database.

Configurable and Customizable Functionalities

The next video shows how to configure the change blacklist and restricted features for multitenant databases.

Cross Database Access

The next video shows how to how to configure cross database access for multitenant databases.

Configure Tenant HTTP Server

The next video shows how to how to configure the HTTP XS server for multitenant databases.

More Information

Product documentation

How to setup and configure multitenant database containers is documented in the SAP HANA Administration Guide (Setting Up and Configuring Multitenant Database Containers)

SCN Blogs

Installing Two ABAP Systems on Separate Tenants in SAP HANA SPS 09

Migrating ERP and BW on HANA to a Single HANA System with Multitenant Database Containers

Convert to a multi tenant hana database

Step by step tutorial - cross-database queries in SAP HANA SPS09

SAP Notes

2096000 - SAP HANA multitenant database containers - Additional Information

2104291 - FAQ - SAP HANA multitenant database containers (FAQ attached as pdf)

1661202 - Support for multiple applications on SAP HANA

1681092 - Multiple SAP HANA DBMSs (SIDs) on one SAP HANA system

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