Thursday, March 3, 2016

HANA versions / revisions

Last update:             12.1.2017
In this post I will try to summarize all versions of HANA that are (or were) available per Support Package Stack (SPS) and covering revisions ranges. SPSs are numbered incrementally starting from 000. They are normally released twice a year.

HANA2
SAP HANA SPS         Release Date            Note               Revisions Range
SPS 00          (11/2016)      30.11.2016              2380257        000 (so far)

HANA1
SAP HANA SPS         Release Date            Note               Revisions Range

SPS 12          (xx/2016)      12.05.2016              2298750        120 – 122
SPS 11          (11/2015)      24.11.2015              2227464        110 – 111
SPS 10          (06/2015)      01.07.2015              2165826        100 - 102
SPS 09          (11/2014)      28.11.2014              2075266        90 - 97
SPS 08          (05/2014)      28.05.2014              2004651        80 - 85
SPS 07          (12/2013)      03.12.2013              1921675        70 - 74
SPS 06          (06/2013)      28.06.2013              1848976        60 - 69
SPS 05          (11/2012)      29.11.2012              1771591        50 - 58
SPS 04          (05/2012)      10.05.2012              1703675        40 - 48
SPS 03          (11/2011)      15.11.2011              1642937        30 - 37
SPS 02          (07/2011)      27.06.2011              1600147        20 - 29
SPS 01          (12/2010)      27.06.2011              N/A              10 – N/A
Initial Shipment Stack          N/A                       N/A               N/A


There are different Revision Types for SAP HANA. The "Revision" refers to packages containing fixes for the SAP HANA core components (like SAP HANA Database, Studio, Clients, AFLs, LCapps, SDA, HWCC tool, etc). Here are different Revision Types:

Release to customer (RTC) Revision – new features and fixes, for early adapters and
Non-production systems, released every 6 months
Standard Revision – incremental fixes, based on latest SPS feature set, for early adapters and Non-production systems, released on demand
Datacenter Service Point (DSP) Revision – incremental fixes, based on latest SPS fesature set, released every 6 months after having run in SAP production system for 2+ weeks
Maintenance Revision – incremental critical fixes only, production systems (targeting planned and unplanned maintenance), released on demand provisioned for previous SPS between RTC and DSP only as of SPS10: provided after DSP for the current SPS


There is another term used within release management of SAP HANA. A ”weekstone”. The HANA weekstone is a build generated from source code every week. It is not released for customers and serves only for SAP internal purposes. Tests of the HANA like regressions and other tests related to quality happen on the weekstones. Once the particular weekstone passes all the tests it becomes Revision which is afterwards released to our customers/partners.


Useful information:
2115815 - FAQ: SAP HANA Database Patches and Upgrades
2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy
1999997 - FAQ: SAP HANA Memory

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! really helpful information