8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2011 12:56 PM by Lars Breddemann RSS

Question to SAP: What does the H stand for in hdb....?

Mark Förster
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Now that HANA 1.0 reached GA status I was reading the "SAP In-Memory Database - Server Installation and Update Guide". In this guide I see the prefix "hdb" all over and it makes me wonder what does this hdb stand for? Is it an abbreviation for:


- Hybrid DB? (columnar storage + row storage)

- HassoDB?

- "s" was already used by MaxDB so some random letter was chosen and pure chance decided to use "h" for the IMCE