Thursday, March 3, 2016

HANA versions / revisions

Last update:             09.4.2018

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. SPS and revisions are fixes (corrections) shipped by SAP for the HANA product. SPSs are numbered incrementally starting from 000. They are normally released twice a year.

Meaning of version code:
Version: major_version.minor_SPS.patch/revision.build
            A.BC.DEF.GH.IJKLMNOPRS

ABC - indicates major HANA version 1 or 2 currently
DEF - indicates minor HANA version - so called SPS level
GHI - JKL - indicates patch/revision
MNOPRS - indicates build

Examples:
1.00.122.12.1502962396      HANA 1 SPS 12
1.00.100-1.00.109              HANA 1 SPS 10 (every revision between 100 and 109 is SPS10)

HANA2
SAP HANA SPS         Release Date            Note               Revisions Range
SPS 03          (04/2018)      06.04.2018              2551355        000 - 030
SPS 02          (07/2017)      26.7.2017                2460914        020 - 023
SPS 01          (04/2017)      12.04.2017              2404375        010 - 012
SPS 00          (11/2016)      30.11.2016              2380257        000 - 002

HANA1
SAP HANA SPS         Release Date            Note               Revisions Range
SPS 12          (05/2016)      12.05.2016              2298750        120 – 122
SPS 11          (11/2015)      24.11.2015              2227464        110 – 111
SPS 10          (06/2015)      01.06.2015              2165826        100 - 109
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:

1. Release to customer (RTC) Revision – new features and fixes, for early adapters and Non-production systems, released every 6 months

2. Standard Revision – incremental fixes, based on latest SPS feature set, for early adapters and Non-production systems, released on demand

3. Datacenter Service Point (DSP) Revision – incremental fixes, based on latest SPS feature set, released every 6 months after having run in SAP production system for 2+ weeks

4. 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
2378962 - SAP HANA 2 Revision and Maintenance Strategy
1999997 - FAQ: SAP HANA Memory

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! really helpful information

Arnab Roy said...

Hi Martin
Thank you so much for these valuable information.

Can you check and share very latest updates please.

Martin Maruskin said...

Hi Arnab,

a post is updated. There is a new SPS03 of HANA 2 that was just released couple days ago.

cheers