SAP HANA Cloud Integration facilitates the integration of business processes and data across on-premise and cloud applications (cloud to cloud and cloud to on-premise integration).
SAP HANA Cloud Integration for process integration allows you to integrate business processes spanning different companies, organizations, or departments within an organization. SAP HANA Cloud Integration for data services allows you to efficiently and securely use ETL (extract, transform, load) tasks to move data between on-premise systems and the cloud.
Recent technology changes have developed a strong inclination towards migrating to cloud solutions. SAP HANA Cloud Integration falls under PaaS - Platform as a Service provided by SAP for customers to integrate their processes and data between on-premise and cloud. SAP HANA Cloud Integration is a cloud-based platform that capacitates the integration of business processes and data. It serves as a middleware with secure connection between the source and target systems. Business Process and data integration can be accelerated using the available On Demand solutions for C4C, SAP Ariba, SAP Success Factors to name a few.
SAP HCI being a cloud platform, nitty gritty pertaining to conventional on-premise platforms like hardware requirements, installations or maintenance is not required. Each customer connected to SAP HCI is assigned a dedicated tenant with dedicated memory and resources. SAP HCI offers pay-as-you-go subscription for customers.
SAP HCI provides web user interface for design, configuration, monitoring of data integration and process integration flows. The entire communication, security and encryption handling is maintained by SAP in SAP HCI. SAP HCI offers further capabilities such as open API's for self-services, hybrid deployment options, additional certifications and integration with SAP Solution Manager. SAP HCI has been focusing on multi tenancy, data isolation, horizontal scalability, automated failover and rolling software updates.
SAP HCI - PI
SAP HANA Cloud Integration- Process Integration focuses of integration business processes within the organization that are in cloud and on-premise. SAP HCI offers packaged solutions that are readily available which makes it easier to integrate the business processes .The standard integrated packages can also be copied and customized based on the customer needs.
SAP HANA Cloud Integration- Data Services is an ETL [extract, transform, load] load for data migration across cloud and on-premise systems through secure access. Data never persists in SAP HCI but piped over secure channel from source to target. SAP HCI-DS is delivered with pre-packaged content available for target applications like Sales and Operations Planning[S&OP].