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SAP HANA Developer Edition

SAP HANA Developer Edition

Interested in developing on SAP HANA?  You are in the right place.


SAP HANA is not a download.  It is a server platform, available on the cloud or as an appliance in your data center.  To get started with SAP HANA, pick one of the cloud providers below to get your server started.


Here is what you get:

  • A free perpetual license to build, test and demo applications that use SAP HANA
  • A cloud-based server environment with SAP HANA DB pre-installed - you know that SAP HANA is sold as an appliance, and this is sort of a "virtual appliance".  Bear in mind that although the developer license is free of charge, the server is not - the cloud providers will charge you for their hosting service.
  • You can also get a free trial of SAP Lumira Desktop (fka. SAP Visual Intelligence) - hook it up to your personal SAP HANA instance and explore your data in real-time.

Frequent Questions

What if I want to purchase an SAP HANA Server?


Is this the same as SAP HANA One?





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Cloud PartnerDescriptionInstance InfoPrice


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A free developer account on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Provided to you with a free and perpetual developer license which you accept when you create your free developer account. You can use such an account to try and test out the platform.

  • Shared server
  • 1 GB Storage

Microsoft Azure Cloud


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Appliance Library)



Getting started with Microsoft Azure through the SAP Cloud Appliance Library

HANA SP8 (release 80) on Microsoft Azure

Introducing our newest cloud partner:  Microsoft Azure.  Create and run your own SAP HANA Developer Edition on the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Start your SAP HANA Developer Edition on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.


  • SAP does not charge for the HANA software, but there are charges for the Microsoft Azure instance.  For more information, click on the price calculator to the right.



  • 8 cores
  • 56 GB memory
Microsoft Azure Price calculator

Amazon Web Services



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Appliance Library)



Getting started with Amazon AWS through the SAP Cloud Appliance Library

HANA SP8 (release 80) on Amazon AWS


Create and run your own SAP HANA, developer edition environment on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.


Run your SAP HANA, developer edition environment on the secure, highly scalable, and low cost elastic cloud infrastructure on the AWS Cloud. With AWS there is no need to procure IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance, so you can create and run a developer environment in minutes, scale your environment according to workload or demand, and pay only for the resources used.


  • There is no SAP charge for the SAP HANA, developer edition license, but you will be responsible for opening and operating your own AWS account*. There are two different high-memory instance sizes available to run SAP HANA, developer edition on AWS. To learn more about pricing options, visit the Amazon EC2 Pricing page.
  • The AWS flexible and open platform supports a wide variety languages and operating systems so you can choose the development platform or programming model that best suits your needs.
  • AWS offers a secure, durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits.
  • Utilize other AWS cloud infrastructure services as well as a host of other third-party development tools already available on AWS.
  • AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment and iterate.
  • AWS offers low, pay-as-you-go pricing with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments.



*Standard AWS charges and fees will apply.

  • 8 cores
  • 68.4GB RAM
  • 127GB disk
Amazon AWS price calculator





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How-to guide for  Cloudshare

Get your own SAP HANA, developer edition in the cloud – with CloudShare.

Start NOW. No IT required. Ready configurations – you’ll be up and running in 5 minutes


  • Flat $137 per month cost - predictable! no overages, no time limits
  • Collaborate and share with colleagues and partners
  • Includes SAP HANA Server and pre-configured developer environment (24 GB RAM) so you can access and develop from anywhere. No IT, no VPN are required
  • 4 vCPU's, 22 GB, 150 GB disk
    Plus one remote desktop with Windows 7,
    1 vCPU, 2 GB, 20 GB disk (HANA studio, client, additional tools)
$137 / month

KT ucloud biz




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How-to guide for KT

Take your own SAP HANA Developer Edition on KT ucloud within 5 minutes


Just one click! Most cost-effective! Pay as you go!


  • Can be accessible all over the world, geographically very close to east and south east Asia
  • On-demand provisioning of HANA VM instance to the maximum size of 8vcore/64G
  • Both hourly and monthly payment can be available as requested
  • 4VM-clustered HANA landscape is now available
  • 2 vCPU's, 16GB RAM, 90GB disk
  • 4 vCPU's, 32GB RAM, 140GB disk
  • 8 vCPU's, 64GB RAM, 230GB disk

starting from

$320 / month




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How-to guide for PT

Quickly set up your SAP HANA, developer edition environment on Portugal Telecom’s SmartCloudPT for fixed monthly price starting at only 159,95€/month (Just 0,22€/Hour).

SAP HANA, developer edition in SmartCloudPT provides simple and immediate access to a preconfigured SAP HANA development environment, running on the enterprise-grade SmartCloudPT infrastructure (based in Europe) and with an easy to connect Static/Public IP.

The service fee is prepaid using a credit card and can be easily renewed at the end of each month.  For this monthly commitment to SmartCloudPT you get a special fixed pricing for the service that starts at 159,95€/month for a 20 GB RAM cloud instance (or just 0,22€/Hour). Unlike other public clouds, pricing is fixed and fully inclusive, with no hidden costs or surcharges! 


All environments run on enterprise-grade infrastructure and come with 24/7 instance availability supported by an expert support team that will quickly and effectively respond to your queries.

  • 4 vCPU's, 20GB RAM, 200GB disk
  • 6 vCPU's, 32GB RAM, 300GB disk
starting from  €159 / month (Just 0,22€/hour)


Frequent Questions


Want your own SAP HANA Server?


SAP HANA is only available as a cloud based solution.  SAP has joined forces with several cloud providers to give you a choice of infrastructure platforms, with Developer Editions provided by SAP at no additional cost.


Is this the same as SAP HANA One?


You may have heard of SAP HANA One, a cloud-based SAP HANA Database that is sold via AWS Marketplace. So how is this different from these offerings? And which HANA do you want??


The main difference is in the license.  The developer edition offered here only allows you to develop, test and demo HANA applications. You don't get the right to use those applications productively on the developer edition or sell the apps as a cloud-based service. For that, you need to move to HANA One. HANA One license allows you to use your HANA application in production. HANA One can also be used, as part of the OEM program, to sell HANA One Applications to your customers.


If you are exploring HANA or developing a HANA app, HANA One will be a more expensive option. Check out this comparison between SAP HANA One Business Edition and the developer edition offered here.

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