It would be awesome for the entire corporate community for which SAP HANA is the backbone of entire reporting. Around 90-95% of the organizations use SAP HANA for all of their reporting needs.
Having dbplyr support for SAP HANA would immensely benefit the developer/data scientist community, since, HANA database has complex table structures and lack of BI Infrastructure with SAP. Getting BI projects done by IT teams is really a pain and having dbplyr support for SAP Hana will ease this pain to a very large extent.
Hence, requesting SAP HANA database support by dbplyr.
The basics are now in dev dplyr + r-dbi/odbc#396. This seems to mostly work for me locally. The mac hana ODBC driver seems to be extremely crash prone but I'm pretty sure that's unrelated to odbc/dbplyr. However, it makes for an extremely frustrating development experience, so I've put in as much time into this as I'm willing to. Hopefully there's enough there that other folks in the community can add on as needed.