Database concepts

As with Informix®, one SAP HANA® database server can handle more than one database entity, with multitenant database containers. The multitenant database feature has been introduced in SAP HANA SPS09. In a given tenant database, you can create several schemas, owned by database users.

Informix servers have an ID (INFORMIXSERVER) and databases are identified by name.

Tip: If you have several Informix database entities, migrating from the Informix database to another database it is a good opportunity to centralize all tables in a single database. To avoid conflicts with table names, use a prefix when needed.