Introducing Druva for SAP HANA: Complete Backup and Restore to Ensure Business Continuity

Saurabh Kaushal, Principal Product Manager and Mariya Amreliwala, Sr. Software Engineer

What is SAP HANA?

SAP HANA (High-performance ANalytic Appliance) is a powerful in-memory database that enables companies to process vast amounts of data in real time. Many of SAP’s flagship products run on SAP HANA, including SAP S/4HANA, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud, etc.

SAP HANA has more than 20,000 customers worldwide and is a proven choice for large enterprises. 94% of the Fortune 500 are SAP customers and 99 of the Fortune 100 are SAP S/4HANA customers. There are many ways to consume SAP in the cloud: on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) at one of the SAP HANA–certified public cloud service providers (SPs), on hosted infrastructure from managed SPs, and in the form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms, including SAP's own cloud offerings. 

However, the product is not without its shortcomings — many DBAs complain of a lack of visibility into SAP HANA backups that can lead to security breaches or compliance issues. In addition, solutions running on-premises, as well as older systems, further complicate backup and restore, driving up costs and often failing to meet business-critical SLAs.

It's essential to have a robust backup and restore solution in place to ensure business continuity in case of a disaster — one built in and for the cloud to drive down costs and enable a seamless data resiliency experience. That's where Druva comes in.

Protecting SAP HANA Databases with Druva’s Hybrid Workloads

The Druva Data Resiliency Cloud is an enterprise-class, SAP-certified solution that integrates seamlessly with SAP HANA, providing comprehensive and automated backup and restore capabilities. Druva secures data offsite, offers infinite scale, and provides a simple consumption-based pricing model that enables customers to reduce costs and complexity, increase cyber resilience, and maintain compliance

One of the key features of Druva's SAP HANA backup solution is it gives full control to SAP HANA admins for defining schedules and retention of their backups and provides great visibility to backup admins for the details of jobs, activities, and data consumption trends. 

Druva’s SAP HANA agent works seamlessly with a variety of deployments, whether on-premises (physical and virtual) or in the public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc).

You can also configure AWS PrivateLink for communication between your SAP HANA servers in AWS and Druva Cloud. 

Watch the following video for an overview of setting up our SAP HANA solution:

Why Druva?

A Unique Combination of Control and Visibility

Druva’s SAP-certified backup solution for SAP HANA provides great control to DBAs. It lays out meaningful and actionable insights for backup admins. With cockpit-driven, on-demand, and scheduled backups and restores, DBAs have all the control they need for their database protection. Hybrid workload’s UI page for SAP HANA provides discovery of HANA systems, tenant and system DBs, visibility of all backup and restore jobs, reporting and alerts, and storage consumption details. 

Refer to the screenshot below to sample these visibilities:

Have a look at Druva's SAP HANA interface

Advanced Delete Protection with Rollback Actions

Rollback actions for malicious and accidental deletes enhance the data security posture and safeguard backup data from deletions triggered by rogue administrators, ransomware attacks, or operational incidents, and are highly configurable. With Rollback Actions, you can roll back deleted entities within a specified window for all workloads including SAP HANA. 

Ransomware Protection and Data Resiliency Guarantee

Druva delivers secure, encrypted, and air-gapped backups so you always have safe data to recover. Druva introduced the industry’s most comprehensive data resiliency guarantee, the only monetary data recovery guarantee backed by the reliability, security, and availability of the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud. In adopting the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud, customers now gain even more confidence that they are protected against a wide variety of data loss and downtime events across five key risk categories: cyber, human, application, operation, and environmental — up to $10 million.

Key Takeaways

Druva represents an ideal choice for 100% SaaS, always secure backup and recovery for SAP HANA customers — ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises. Druva's SAP-certified backup and recovery solution enables enterprise customers to seamlessly integrate native SAP HANA backups with the industry-leading Druva Data Resiliency Cloud. With this solution, SAP administrators get backup for mission-critical and performance-sensitive SAP HANA environments directly to the Druva cloud, reducing costs and complexity while increasing cyber resilience and compliance. With blazing fast backup and restore speed of 1 TB/hr*, Druva is able to support organizations’ aggressive RPO/RTO for their mission-critical SAP HANA Data. Druva secures data offsite creating a logical air gap, offers infinite scale, and provides simple consumption-based pricing to drive down costs. Druva's SAP HANA agent works seamlessly with a variety of deployments — on-premises or cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP).

Next Steps

Looking to learn more about Druva’s proven cloud-native solution for SAP HANA backup? Visit the webpage, read these FAQs and this detailed document for an in-depth guide from setting up and configuring, to real-world applications, and more. And download the Druva for SAP HANA solution brief for a closer look at Druva’s proven solution.



*Performance numbers observed in our internal lab environment.