More information may be forthcoming later this year, the spokesman added.
Overall, SAP's BI plans for HANA have been well-telegraphed, with executives repeatedly framing the platform as the future convergence point for all of the company's technologies. The description of HANA Explorer and the underlying architecture also falls in line with SAP's contention that HANA will reduce complexity in customers' IT environments.
HANA is also SAP's fastest-selling new product in history, according to the vendor. SAP is expected to give an update on HANA sales during its quarterly earnings conference call on Wednesday.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com