Is SAP HANA just a database?
No. When SAP went to build HANA, they realized that the next generation of business applications would require a much more integrated approach than in the past.
SAP HANA contains – out of the box – the building blocks for entire enterprise applications. HANA can take care of the requirements that would be served by many layers in other application platforms, including transactional databases, reporting databases, integration layers, search, predictive and web. All of this is served up working out the box, with a single installation.