A couple of weeks ago, I attended SAP Sapphire 2012. It was a good conference and of course there was lots of discussion and demos of SAP HANA. There is a good presentation by Donald Feinberg from Gartner and Vishal Sikka from SAP that explains the future of in-memory database technology and specifically about SAP HANA. Vishal even gives some specific examples of what some SAP customers are doing with HANA. This presentation is about 23 minutes and worth a quick view: Feinberg and Sikka talk about in-memory and SAP HANA.