The full fledged HANA stack is free of charge and also allowed for productive use.
|SAP HANA, erpress edition|
So if you wanna give it a try, you can register and download a binary installer or a virtual machine image.
System requirements / features
SAP HANA, express edition comes as a binary installer or as a pre-configured virtual machine image (ova file). If your host runs on an SAP HANA, express edition supported operating system, you can choose either the binary installer or the ova file. Otherwise, you must use the ova file.
Operating systems supported by SAP HANA, express edition include:
- SuSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications, 11.4, 12.0, 12.1
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
HANA, express edition databases are limited to 32 GB of RAM
If you have not worked with HANA before, the side also offers a lot of developer related information.