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Jade Vachon | August 19, 2014
Problem: I feel the need. The need for speed.   - Maverick and Goose (Top Gun) Sagem, a member of the French aerospace and defense conglomerate SAFRAN, is a global leader in optronics, avionics, and electronics for aircraft. It makes the stuff that enables fighter jets to go fast and outmaneuver adversaries. In a company like this, there is, naturally, little patience for slow reporting and analysis. Sagem expects its IT systems to be as quick and agile as the fighte...
Amr El Meleegy | August 18, 2014
The number of SAP Business Suite on HANA customers continues to grow rapidly and with it the number of new customer success stories. In her new article titled Over 1200 Customers and Growing, Lauren Bonneau Managing Editor at Wellesley Information Services sheds new light on 5 new stories from Sapphire Now 2014 in Orlando. While there are many factors that influence the rapid adoption of any new product in the market the following three were clearly evident in the article:...
Bill Zhang | August 14, 2014
In recent quarters, SAP has announced Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) and Virtualized SAP HANA to provide production deployment flexibility and better adaptation of existing and established data center processes and infrastructure standards.  These recent innovations help SAP HANA customers to realize better return on investment (ROI) and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). To further lower TCO and accelerate already breathtaking adoption rate, SAP has recently re...
Zora Caklovic | August 14, 2014
SAP is committed to continuously enhance the openness of SAP HANA providing its customers and developer community with ultimate amount of flexibility and choice. Openness helps customers achieve innovation, increase agility and lower TCO.  This year’s SAP HANA product news certainly reflects this commitment. Since the beginning of the year, SAP has introduced a number of new hardware and software innovations across all layers of the SAP HANA technology stack, further exten...
Swen Conrad | August 13, 2014
Suite on HANA, Simple Finance, and a really cool explosion video as a bonus Ever since returning from SAP SAPPHIRE in June, I wanted to write this blog. Reason being is that I got so excited to see the official announcement of both SAP Simple Finance and the HP Converged System 900 for SAP HANA pretty much in the same keynote. And why the excitement? Because it brings together a tremendous additional business value proposition for Suite on HANA andthe largest scale-up HAN...
Jan Teichmann | August 12, 2014
At TechED 2013 in Las Vegas it was announced by Vishal Sikka: SAP HANA's availability on a bigger instance type of Amazon Web Services infrastructure: cr1.8xlarge with 16 vCPUs and 244 GB of main memory. Since then, customers have started implementing HANA on it. One of the more technical activities with combined forces of Amazon Web Services and SAP was to officially certify certain instance types for use by SAP HANA. There is a process to go through which looks at the fo...
John Schitka | August 11, 2014
This truly wowed me and really had an impact on my perspective around how Big Data can change the very essence of how we approach things. During my regular routine of scanning news articles over a coffee before settling down to real work the other day, I read a Time article on the first of the televised debates around Scottish independence. It highlighted what was said the night before; who won based on a poll, what was done right, and what was felt each side had to adjust...
Steve Lucas | August 10, 2014
This week, I read a survey from the Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) about the adoption of SAP HANA. ASUG is an important institution for SAP and our customers. We consider it to be a powerful voice for our technology users - one we take very seriously and continue to support. There is no reason for SAP to exist, save for our customers and their success, and that’s why its important to shed light on the survey and what it means for our customers. According to the survey data,...
Irfan Khan | August 4, 2014
At a recent ‘Big Data for Industries’ roundtable at our UK headquarters, my colleagues and I discussed how different sectors are challenging convention to capitalise on the opportunities offered by data analytics. Many interesting points were debated, so I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of the key take-aways from our discussion through this blog post. In today’s data-driven economy, businesses across industries are harnessing big data analytics to cope with t...
Scott Feldman | July 31, 2014
We all are very much aware of how emerging technology is transforming our lives in every aspect. Digitization & hyper-connectivity is entering a new phase and the transformation of books, music and retail has now morphed into healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and other industries.  Whether it is the products we purchase, or how we purchase them, retailing and manufacturing are all getting digitized, connected and smart. Retailing is moving from transactions to 1:1 relatio...
Amr El Meleegy | August 18, 2014
The number of SAP Business Suite on HANA customers continues to grow rapidly and with it the number of new customer success stories. In her new article titled Over 1200 Customers and Growing, Lauren Bonneau Managing Editor at Wellesley Information Services sheds new light on 5 new stories from Sapphire Now 2014 in Orlando. While there are many factors that influence the rapid adoption of any new product in the market the following three were clearly evident in the article:...
Bill Zhang | August 14, 2014
In recent quarters, SAP has announced Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) and Virtualized SAP HANA to provide production deployment flexibility and better adaptation of existing and established data center processes and infrastructure standards.  These recent innovations help SAP HANA customers to realize better return on investment (ROI) and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). To further lower TCO and accelerate already breathtaking adoption rate, SAP has recently re...
Zora Caklovic | August 14, 2014
SAP is committed to continuously enhance the openness of SAP HANA providing its customers and developer community with ultimate amount of flexibility and choice. Openness helps customers achieve innovation, increase agility and lower TCO.  This year’s SAP HANA product news certainly reflects this commitment. Since the beginning of the year, SAP has introduced a number of new hardware and software innovations across all layers of the SAP HANA technology stack, further exten...
Swen Conrad | August 13, 2014
Suite on HANA, Simple Finance, and a really cool explosion video as a bonus Ever since returning from SAP SAPPHIRE in June, I wanted to write this blog. Reason being is that I got so excited to see the official announcement of both SAP Simple Finance and the HP Converged System 900 for SAP HANA pretty much in the same keynote. And why the excitement? Because it brings together a tremendous additional business value proposition for Suite on HANA andthe largest scale-up HAN...
Hasso Plattner | July 7, 2014
For over 45 years the world has built enterprise systems with the help of aggregates. The idea is based on the assumption that we can improve the response times for most of the business applications by pre-building aggregates and maintain them transactionally as materialized tables. This technique is used in financial systems as well as in sales and logistic systems. The aggregates could be defined in sql and managed by the database or completely handled by the application co...
Marc Bernard | April 10, 2014
(February 2014: Now with more and updated links as well as a section on careers around SAP HANA) Everyone has to start somewhere. And yes, I was a SAP HANA beginner at one time, too (going back to the first days of BW Accelerator). The great news is that we have a wealth of information and plenty of learning opportunities about SAP HANA out there and much of it is available for free! Are you new to and want to learn about SAP HANA? Congratulations and welcome to the SAP ...
Mark Hourani | December 20, 2013
So you want to use SAML to support single sign-on and secure your SAP HANA XS web application? Who doesn’t? This blog post will give you step-by-step instructions to enable your XS app to authenticate existing users from your SAP BI, NW, BW or your non-SAP apps. Here is how I enabled SAML authentication for my XS app. I have performed these tasks in both rev 67 and rev 70 versions of HANA. I will refer to an SSL guide posted by Erik Lemen and a SAML/XS one posted internall...
Hillary Bliss | August 22, 2013
Mining social media data for customer feedback is perhaps one of the greatest untapped opportunities for customer analysis in many organizations today.  Social media data is freely available and allows organizations to personally identify and interact directly with customers to resolve any potential dissatisfaction.  In today’s blog post, I’ll discuss using SAP Data Services, SAP HANA, and SAP Predictive Analysis to collect, process, visualize, and analyze social media data r...
Vishal Sikka | April 5, 2013
It has been a privilege to bring to market a transformative platform like SAP HANA and witness its massive and real growth. The results are not hype as one of the financial analysts has stated, but a direct result of the unbelievable demand and customer value we see. Here is my point of view. While most of the industry was chasing trends like big data on database architectures that are either quite outdated, or only partially serve the needs of modern data processing, SAP w...
Steve Lucas | June 13, 2012
Well – I can’t say I am surprised by all the debate on Twitter about SAP HANA potentially replacing BW. I wrote this blog in response to about 50 tweets I saw on Friday about the topic. I want to thank Vijay Vijayasankar from IBM for his contributions! I plan on covering four scenarios in this blog that will hopefully help guide people. Those scenarios are: 1. I have SAP ECC and BW, what do I do? 2. I have SAP ECC and may want BW, what do I do? 3. I have SAP ECC, but som...

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