Sap hana studio can be downloaded from different sites. You have to be register with Sap if you decide to download from SAP Software Download Center. If you download Eclipse, Hana is a plugin to select and to install as part as the Eclipse software. It can be retreived from either Eclipse Mars or Eclipse Luna site. Eclipse is an open source community solftware. It is free and does not need registration.
What is the difference between Sap Hana Studio an Eclipse?
In the first place Sap Hana Studio is an Eclipse based software. Whether Sap Hana Studio is downloaded from SAP download center or from the eclipse open source community Site makes no difference. The difference is on the installation procedure. The end product is the same.
Installing Sap Hana Studio as an Eclipse Plugin
The benefits of installing Eclipse Hana Pluggin is the fact that some developpers have eclipse already installed as part of a development tool. For exemple, Java IDE is well integrated with Eclipse.
It is very handy to have under the same roof, development and administration Interface for Sap Hana.
Steps to follow : 1/ Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers 2/ Download link : Windows, Linux, etc ...
Free Sap Hana Studio tips
Hana Studio is the main Sap Hana administration tool. Other plugin can be integrated such as development tool and data modeller tool.
Various user type can use Hana studio in order to do specific tasks. Privileges will be assigned according to user work requirements by the Sap Hana administrator.
Hana development users will be able to deal with tables and data on specific schemas. Hana Backup users will be able to backup and restoration and also check and monitor hana database status. No user will have any right to fiddle accidently in any part of the hana database area, except what they are permitted to access.
Keep in mind Hana studio will be replaced with Hana Cockpit in the future.
Sap Hana Studio installation
Sap Hana Studio is a client tool interface which is strongly recommended to install in order to manage and operate Sap Hana system and all hana tenant databases. It can be installed on the server as well as on a remote client. Hana studio is a Java based tool which is compatible with Microsoft and Linux.
How to install Sap Hana Studio ?
Hana studio installation on a client is basically performed in 5 easy steps.
They consiste, first of all, of making sure the client target environment is suitable to welcome Hana studio.
then the second part is to select the correct Hana studio version according to your Operating system and to download the hana studio software.
when you got the Hana studio binary it is a matter of following the installation procedure.
Towards the end of the procedure you will get several options to choose from. Administration console, modeler console...
finally you will be asked to set up some installation parameters and then the sap hana studio interface opens.