How do I monitor a database in SAP HANA?

One of the powerful aspects of SAP HANA is that it offers a very complete set of tools that enable you to monitor and analyze your data from a variety of angles. These tools are provided in the SAP HANA Studio; the same Visual Studio client used to develop applications in SAP HANA. The tools are grouped into several categories:

  • Performance Monitor
  • SQL Query Analyzer
  • Alert Monitor
  • Diagnostics
  • Data Explorer

The Data Explorer (also known as “Explorer”) is the primary tool for visually exploring data in SAP HANA. It allows you to connect to a data source, and then pull up various visualizations of the data.

How do I check my SAP HANA view performance?

There are no SAP HANA monitoring views that directly measure performance. The SAP HANA views are only used to display data. What you need to do is to check the performance of your SAP HANA database using the SAP HANA database monitor. You can access the database monitor from the SAP HANA WebUI or by using the command line tool hdbsql.

There are several reasons why the performance of your SAP HANA views might not be as expected.

First, the performance of a view is dependent on the performance of its underlying view (the underlying view is the one you created from the SAP HANA view). If the underlying view is not performing well, then the SAP HANA view is not performing well.

Second, the performance of a view depends on the performance of the underlying table. If the underlying table is performing badly, the SAP HANA view you created from the underlying table is also performing badly.

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What is the difference between HANA Studio and HANA Cockpit?

HANA Cockpit is the administration tool that is used to manage the HANA platform. It is a web-based tool that is accessed via the internet.

HANA Studio is the development tool used to design and develop on HANA. It gives you an IDE where you create your applications. The SAP HANA studio is a collection of applications for SAP HANA. It enables technical users to manage the SAP HANA database and applications from a Windows-based workstation. The SAP HANA studio is an Oracle JDK-based application.

SAP HANA self-monitors its own status and performance and alerts you of critical situations (that is, when defined threshold values are reached or exceeded) by sending notifications to your e-mail inbox. The SAP HANA Operations Center (SHOC) is another part of the self-monitoring functionality.


SHOC is a separate web application that monitors the status of the SAP HANA system. It primarily monitors the SAP HANA system hardware and infrastructure levels, including the memory and disk space. It also monitors the status of the SAP HANA database cluster components, including the database, host, and instance.

SHOC is useful for monitoring the SAP HANA system’s infrastructure. It provides a central point for monitoring the SAP HANA infrastructure and provides an overview of the overall SAP HANA system.

SHOC has a dashboard that gives a high-level view of the SAP HANA system. It provides alerts for critical and warning states and also allows you to view statistics and reports. In addition to the dashboard, SHOC has a more detailed view of the status of the entire SAP HANA system, including the host, databases, and instance. In the detailed view, you can view the statistics and reports for each individual component, including the database, host, and instance.

SHOC is a useful tool for monitoring the SAP HANA system, and it’s especially useful if you have multiple SAP HANA systems and want to compare the status of all of the systems.

I hope I answered some questions about SAP HANA and what it can do for your business. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, let me know in the comments below.

Amanda Kremer