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Adolf Brosig | October 20, 2014
The SAP HANA journey towards openness continuous today with the announcement of new cost-optimized entry level servers for SAP HANA targeting price sensitive customers on the low-end of the enterprise market, and adding new large scale-up high-performance computing configurations for SAP HANA on the high-end of the enterprise market. Every customer use case is different. For this reason, SAP introduced the Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) deployment model for SAP HANA...
Victoria Menshchikova | October 20, 2014
Are you looking to understand SAP HANA innovation adoption process? New customer adoption journey maps will guide you through 5 simple steps to get to value quickly. EXPLORE business cases in your industry and how the solution can help you meet your business needsIDENTIFY the value of business cases with a tailored design thinking workshop and get a personalized roadmapTRY solutions with free trial offers and starter editions and make your own decisionDEPLOY with a choice o...
Sivagopal Modadugula | October 16, 2014
Learn, Share and Grow with SAP HANA : SAP HANA Operation Expert Summit in two locations. November 20, 2014, in Newtown Square, PADecember 04, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA As an IT expert working with the SAP HANA platform, we invite you to be part of our inner circle at an exclusive event: the SAP HANA Operation Expert Summit. Don't expect your standard summit with speakers and coffee breaks. This is an interactive occasion that welcomes your full participation. Panel ...
Hasso Plattner | October 16, 2014
In the first part I discussed the system landscape for the suite on HANA looking at large implementations. A crucial feature was the split of data into actual and historical data and the fact that unused tables can be purged from main memory after a certain period of time. The smaller the data footprint of actual data becomes the faster the scan and filter operations in HANA will run. Now, this might not have any real impact on response times for the user anymore, because ...
Christine Donato | October 16, 2014
About a year ago, my colleague's son, Danny, a student at the University of Amsterdam guided me around Amsterdam during my short visit to this amazing city. Upon meeting Danny, my travel mates and I realized immediately that we limited ourselves by only considering schools in the United States.  Danny stepped outside of his comfort zone and experienced a new exciting culture every day – and it paid off. Opportunity is endless at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).  Seventy...
Rajiv Nema | October 15, 2014
SAP HANA Marketplace (http://marketplace.saphana.com) is a key part of SAP’s cloud vision (The Cloud company Powered by HANA) and execution. It is the online commerce ecosystem for all things related to the SAP HANA platform. Here, customers can discover, try, and buy solutions based on SAP HANA across 25 industries and 12 lines of business – and partners gain a low-touch, low-cost channel to connect with SAP customers and commercialize their innovations.  Also, the SAP H...
Kathy Tan | October 14, 2014
With recent announcements on SAP HANA reaching headlines, we thought, what better way to get your SAP HANA questions answered than during a tweetchat! We held a #SAPChat last week that had over 200 tweets within an hour. Our participants Steve Lucas, Andy Sitison and John Appleby were actively tweeting away and responding to questions that came through our stream.  If you were not able to participate or follow along the stream, no worries, I’ve highlighted a few key topics be...
Arne Arnold | October 14, 2014
IT departments everywhere face the challenge of diminishing budgets and increasing demand. Blade servers can help to increase data center density and minimize power use, but compute and I/O resources may still be over allocated or underutilized. IT managers hence also look into virtualization technologies, to allow such unused resources to be put to more effective use, increasing return on investment or even delaying the need to buy new equipment. When start to thinking ab...
Jordan Cao | October 14, 2014
I recently participated in the Very Large Data Bases Conference (VLDB), the #1 ranked academic research conference in the database field, hosted in Hangzhou, China. During this conference, Professor Dr. Hasso Plattner delivered the keynote presentation: “The Impact of Columnar In-Memory Databases on Enterprise Systems”. Hasso Plattner shared visions of future enterprise applications to be aggregation and redundancy free; fundamentally changing business applications. “Aggregat...
Kathrin Henkel | October 14, 2014
What’s in for You? – Get an Overview on SAP HANA Activities during SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 Las Vegas is only couple days ahead of us. The Berlin Event follows mid of November. Be exited to meet the SAP HANA Experts of the SAP HANA Development and Product Management! Get comprehensive insights into sessions around SAP HANA and do SAP TechEd && D-code your way! Take part in expert-led exercises and classroom trainings; deep dive into SAP HANA...
Andrea Kristen | October 16, 2014
Backint for SAP HANA is an API that enables 3rd party tool vendors to directly connect their backup agents to the SAP HANA database. Backups are transferred via pipe from the SAP HANA database to the 3rd party backup agent, which runs on the SAP HANA database server and then sends the backups to the 3rd party backup server. 3rd party backup tools can be fully integrated with SAP HANA: Execution of backup and recovery from SAP HANA studio and via SAP HANA SQL commandsConfig...
Hasso Plattner | October 2, 2014
Having discussed the system configurations for large sERP systems in my last blog, I want to continue today to explain why HANA is an ideal platform for applications in the cloud. Instead of reacting to the ranting of some scared competitors I like to go step by step through some of the unique features of HANA, making it the best, currently available, choice for software as a service. This applies to sERP on HEC, the business network applications, the customer and partner app...
Steve Lucas | September 15, 2014
*To read an update on this blog, please click here: Does SAP HANA Replace BW? (Hint: Still, No.) 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 E...
John Appleby | September 9, 2014
I’ve been meaning to pen an update to this FAQ for nearly 2 years, with this being the primary listed reference on Wikipedia, but somehow never found the time. When I heard wanted to collaborate, I thought it was time for a rewrite and update! Part 1 – HANA OverviewWhat is SAP HANA? SAP HANA is an in-memory database and application platform, which is for many operations 10-1000x faster than a regular database like Oracle on the same hardware. This allows simplification o...
Hasso Plattner | September 2, 2014
It is amazing to me how little the benefits of the Suite on HANA are understood or even known in general and by the members of the Americas' SAP Users' Group specifically. The sERP system with reincorporated components like CRM, SRM and SCM is in my mind a bigger step forward than the introduction of R/3 22 years ago. Why is it so difficult to communicate the benefits? Let me try to find an explanation and reiterate the long list of benefits. First, the HANA database is at...
Amr El Meleegy | May 20, 2014
Time flies and once again SAPPHIRE NOW is upon us. If you recall, the major theme of the event last year was the general availability announcement of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA (or more casually Suite on HANA) along with the option to deploy the solution as a service with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.  Of course, a lot has happened since then and I thought it would be a good idea to recap some of the key Suite on HANA announcements that took place since the event las...
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 ...
Mike Hagman | March 19, 2014
SAP with the help of our partners BMMSoft, HP, Intel, NetApp, Red Hat, and MD&Profy set the Guinness World’s record for largest data warehouse at 12.1 petabytes (PB).  It is an exciting milestone in SAP’s big data strategy and proof of our leading industry technologies.  View the press release here. We started the project to see how we could cost-effectively handle big data, while pushing the boundaries of fast, ad hoc, and scalable analytics. The scale has turned out to b...
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...

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