Nottingham, UK, 18th November – Centiq, the leader in DataOps, today announced CenSQL, an open source contribution aimed at HANA developers. The Command Line Interface developed in-house for its own needs, CenSQL, is now offered free-of-charge as part of Centiq’s effort to establish its innovations at the centre of the fast-growing HANA development community.

As HANA proves its worth in UK organisations, with some 74% of projects coming in on time and to budget, its developer community is growing strongly. These developers are increasingly spanning two different skillsets, that of development and those of operations, in what has become known as DevOps.

As the use of DevOps techniques increases amongst HANA users, developers are struggling to meet continuously more exacting productivity targets. This constant battle to stay ahead of business demands can make the lives of IT professionals increasingly time-constrained. Basic processes, such as checking memory allocations, balancing workloads and avoiding any impact on production systems, cannot be neglected despite the constant demand for more efficient code production.

CenSQL makes life easier for under-pressure DevOps teams as it:

● provides a powerful user interface with easily accessible system insights, allowing them to visually monitor key metrics during the coding process.
● gives its users the ability to investigate and troubleshoot possible issues with data or system health and be more productive.
● has many built-in commands useful for exploring/researching HANA features.

The product came about as Centiq’s own teams, who work with customers including Marks & Spencer, CE Co-Op and RS Components, found they needed a means to accelerate their development efforts.

Glyn Heath, CEO of Centiq, said, “As a pioneering team, working in technologies which we believe will revolutionise the IT profession, our motto is to ‘Get the job done’. That though means we often have to break new ground whether this means cutting new custom code, configuring new systems or creating from scratch new capabilities, like CenSQL.”

‘It became apparent that, CenSQL, just like Optiq, our state-of-the art monitoring and visualisation platform, was too good to keep to ourselves. The right thing to do was to offer it to the world as an open source download and share its ability to speed up HANA development.”


About Centiq

Centiq proactively manages complex in-memory enterprise systems unlocking SAP HANA’s potential. Its Optiq Portal, developed over 120 real-world HANA projects, offers Data Ops best practices from concept through to business results. Centiq de-risks and optimises in-memory deployments for innovators who won’t settle for Business As Usual. Centiq gets the Job done.