Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP have worked together closely to certify the AWS platform so that companies of all sizes can fully realize all the benefits of the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform on AWS. With SAP HANA on AWS you can:

  • Achieve faster time to value - provision infrastructure for SAP HANA in hours vs. weeks to months.
  • Scale infrastructure resources - as your data requirements increase over time so does your AWS’ environment.
  • Reduce cost - by paying for only the infrastructure resources that you need and use.
  • Bring your own license - leverage your existing licensing investment with no additional licensing fees.
  • Achieve a higher level of availability - by combining Amazon EC2 Auto Recovery, multiple Availability Zones and SAP HANA System Replication (HSR).

We are excited to announce that the Amazon EC2 x1e.32xlarge instance type with 4 TB memory is now generally available and certified by SAP for SAP HANA. To learn more about the X1 instance type family visit Amazon EC2 X1 Instances.


Overview: On-demand infrastructure for SAP HANA using a bring-your-own-software and bring-your-own-license models for SAP HANA

Supported use cases: Production and non-production

Supported HANA scenarios:
     - Native HANA applications
     - Data marts / analytics / big data
     - S/4HANA
     - BW/4HANA     
     - Business Suite on HANA
     - Business Warehouse and BPC on HANA
     - Business One on HANA   

Licensing: Bring Your Own License

Memory: Scale-up up to 4 TB / Scale-out up to 50 TB

Learn more >>

Overview: On-demand SAP HANA systems using on-demand, $0.99/hour license

Supported use cases: Production and non-production

Supported HANA scenarios:
     - Native HANA applications
     - Data marts / analytics / big data

Licensing: On-demand per hour license sold by SAP via the AWS Marketplace - $0.99 | $1.99 | $3.99

Memory: 60 GB | 122 GB | 244 GB

Learn more in the AWS Marketplace >>

 

Overview: Free SAP HANA offering from SAP for in-memory databases up to 32GB of RAM

Supported use cases: Non-production

Supported HANA scenarios:
     - Native HANA applications
     - Data marts / analytics / big data

Licensing: Free HANA license provided by SAP

Memory: 32 GB

Learn more about SAP HANA, express edition >>

Overview: Free software trials of SAP HANA based solutions offered by SAP

Supported use cases: Trials

Licensing: Free trial license provided by SAP; customer pays for underlying AWS infrastructure used during duration of trial period

Learn more - visit the SAP Cloud Appliance Library >>


Overview
AWS provides SAP customers and partners with SAP-certified cloud infrastructure to run SAP HANA. With AWS, SAP HANA infrastructure can be rapidly provisioned without needing to make any capital investments or long-term commitments. SAP HANA on AWS can be deployed on either the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) or the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) X1 instance types offer up to 4 TB memory and are powered by up to four 2.3 GHz Intel® Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors. In addition, X1 instance types offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 14 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) at no additional cost.

For additional information about the Amazon EC2 instance types certified for SAP HANA, see the SAP HANA Certified IaaS Platforms Directory.

Deployment
The SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start provides an automated process to deploy fully functional SAP HANA systems on AWS, following best practices from AWS and SAP. The Quick Start ensures that AWS services and the OS (SLES or RHEL) are optimally configured to achieve the best performance for your SAP HANA system. 

Licensing
SAP HANA BYOL on AWS uses a bring-your-own-license model for the SAP HANA license. SAP customers can use their existing or new SAP HANA licenses to run SAP HANA on AWS. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system licenses are provided by AWS and their relevant license fees are combined with the base hourly fee of the respective Amazon EC2 instance type.

Supported use cases
SAP HANA BYOL on AWS is supported for both production and non-production use cases.

Supported HANA scenarios
The following HANA scenarios are supported by SAP for production on AWS.  

     - SAP BW/4HANA
     - SAP Business Warehouse and BPC on HANA
     - Native SAP HANA applications
     - Native SAP HANA data marts and analytics
     - SAP S/4HANA
     - SAP Business Suite (ERP, CRM, etc.) on HANA
     - SAP HANA Live / Sidecar
     - SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

Memory sizes available

  • Scale-out - OLAP workloads like data marts, analytics, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP Business Warehouse (BW), and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) are supported on multi-node / scale-out configurations providing up to 50 TB of memory, when using the x1.32xlarge instance type.
  • Scale-up - OLTP workloads like SAP Business Suite applications (e.g. ERP) and SAP S/4HANA are supported on a single-node / scale-up configurations with up to 4 TB of memory, when using the x1e.32xlarge instance type.

For additional information about the Amazon EC2 instance types certified for SAP HANA, see the SAP HANA Certified IaaS Platforms Directory.

Pricing
The following tables provide estimates of sample SAP HANA configurations on AWS. To estimate the pricing for a multi-node / scale-out SAP HANA cluster, multiply the cost of a single SAP HANA node configuration with the number of nodes required. For additional information about estimating AWS infrastructure cost for SAP solutions see the SAP on AWS Pricing Guide.


SAP HANA Server only
1 Amazon EC2 instance for the SAP HANA DB platform
Example scenarios: Native HANA Applications | Data marts

EC2 Instance Type vCPU Memory
(GiB)
Supported
for production*
Monthly
cost**
r4.2xlarge 8 61 No See estimate
x1e.xlarge 4 122 No See estiamte
r4.4xlarge 16 122 No See estimate
x1e.2xlarge 8 244 No See estiamte
r3.8xlarge 32 244 Yes See estimate
r4.8xlarge 32 244 Yes See estimate
x1e.4xlarge 16 488 No See estiamte
r4.16xlarge 64 488 Yes See estimate
x1.16xlarge 64 976 Yes See estimate
x1.32xlarge 128 1,952 Yes See estimate
x1e.32xlarge 128 3,904 Yes See estimate

*For additional information about the different AWS SAP HANA configurations supported by SAP for production, see SAP note #1964437 (access to the SAP Support Portal is required to view SAP notes)

**Monthly cost will be based on your actual usage of AWS services, and will vary from the estimates provided above. For additional information, see the SAP on AWS Pricing Guide


 

SAP HANA Server + NetWeaver Application Server
1 Amazon EC2 instance for the SAP HANA DB platform + 1 Amazon EC2 instance for the SAP NetWeaver Application Server
Example scenarios:  Business Suite on HANA | S/4HANA | BW/4HANA | Business Warehouse on HANA

HANA System   NetWeaver AS System  
EC2
Instance Type
vCPU Memory
(GiB)  
Supported for
production*
EC2
Instance Type
vCPU Memory
(GiB)  
Monthly
cost**
x1e.xlarge 4 122 No r4.large 2 15.25 See estimate
r4.4xlarge 16 122
No r4.large 2 15.25 See estimate
x1e.2xlarge 8 244 No r4.xlarge 4 30.50 See estimate
r3.8xlarge 32 244
Yes r4.xlarge 4 30.50 See estimate
r4.8xlarge 32 244 Yes r4..xlarge 4 30.50 See estimate
x1e.4xlarge 16 488 No r4.2xlarge 8 61.00 See estimate
r4.16xlarge 64 488 Yes r4.2xlarge 8 61.00 See estimate
x1.16xlarge 64 976 Yes r4.2xlarge 8 61.00 See estimate
x1.32xlarge 128 1,952 Yes r4.2xlarge 8 61.00 See estimate
x1e.32xlarge 128 3,904 Yes r4.4xlarge 16 122.00 See estimate

*For additional information about the different AWS SAP HANA configurations supported by SAP for production, see SAP note #1964437 (access to the SAP Support Portal is required to view SAP notes)

**Monthly cost will be based on your actual usage of AWS services, and will vary from the estimates provided above. For additional information, see the SAP on AWS Pricing Guide

Purchasing options
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offers multiple purchasing options for EC2 instances. The two most relevant options for an SAP HANA system are On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances. (See an overview of the different Amazon EC2 purchasing options.) The pricing estimates provided in the previous table are based on the 1 Year Term - No Upfront Payment - Reserved Instance  purchasing option. If you would like to compare the cost to an On-Demand Instance, you can change the Billing Option for the instance on the Services tab.

Pay only for what you use
With the On-Demand purchasing option, you only pay for the hours the instance is running. For non-production systems, you can reduce your cost significantly by running the system only during the hours it is required online. The pricing estimates provided in the previous table are based on 24x7 utilization. If you do not need to keep the system online 24x7, you can adjust the billing option (as described previously) and the utilization level in the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator to see the effect on the monthly price.

SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA
SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA has been certified by SAP for production deployment on AWS. Small businesses can access all the benefits of using AWS for SAP Business One, including lower costs, speed and agility, elasticity, and flexible capacity. For certified configurations, hosting options, and sample pricing, see the reference sheet. To deploy SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, on AWS, use the automated Quick Start reference deployment.

How to get started
The SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start helps you deploy fully functional SAP HANA systems on AWS, following best practices from AWS and SAP. The Quick Start ensures that AWS services and the OS (SLES or RHEL) are optimally configured to achieve the best performance for your SAP HANA system.