Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana

After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.

The State of Indiana will use the SAP Hana in-memory database as the foundation of a new management reporting system, SAP announced this week.

The state has already done much of the hard work of gathering the data from major state agencies that it wants to analyze, Chris Atkins, chief financial officer and director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget, said in an interview. “What we really like about SAP Hana is how quickly we can analyze it. It’s just incredible how quickly we can do it.” The state will also take advantage of SAP’s Lumira visualization tool as the basis for its performance dashboards.

In addition to providing internal management reports, Indiana plans to use Hana as part of an open data website where citizens will be able to query state data to see it how they want to see it, rather than only in predefined reports. […]