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Victoria Menshchikova | July 29, 2014
New technologies and enterprise solutions for marketing seem to emerge every day.  How can you find the right one? This infographic will help.  Put on your Sherlock hat and start searching! STEP 1 Observe Your Surroundings One of the best ways to find the right IT solution is to ask your users what they are looking for.  In case of marketing, simply ask your marketing team a question - what objectives they are trying to accomplish with the new technology? Chances are t...
Thomas Zurek | July 28, 2014
Lots of people think of those questions in terms of black/white, good/bad, legacy/new. As in many, many situations in software and real life, it usually is a trade-off decision. This blog attempts to clarify the differences in both approaches. Ideally, this leads to a less ideological and biased but factual discussion of the topic. Furthermore it should become apparent that the HANA EDW approach allows to work along both approaches within the same (HANA) system. So it is not ...
John Appleby | July 24, 2014
Oracle finally released their in-memory cache for the Oracle 12c database this week. With it, has already come a good quantity of anti-SAP HANA marketing, with the usual jousting that you would expect between enterprise software vendors. They released a comparison sheet between Oracle and SAP HANA, which is the usual mix of propaganda/marketing. This is compounded because SAP has reseller agreements with Oracle and IBM, so they have to be very careful how they position SAP...
Sajal Agarwal | July 24, 2014
We recently conducted a customer webinar focused on how our customers and partners are fundamentally changing their customer interactions using SAP HANA in the high-tech industry. Customers, thought leaders and partners such as ebay, Cisco, and Adobe presented their use cases and success stories on implementing SAP HANA. Below are some of the highlights from the webinar from my live twitter feed @sajal_agarwal: 1. First #Cisco presented on how @saphana helps its ...
John Schitka | July 23, 2014
Weekends, as I noted in an earlier blog, are great for catching up on reading, but so apparently are waiting rooms. Something I recently discovered when I came across an interesting The Economist article in my dentist’s waiting room. By the way weekends are also great for watching sports, like a  IFA World Cup final, which after a very good game and valiant effort by Argentina, Germany finally won. And working for SAP I found it particularly satisfying given that SAP had a ro...
Jordan Cao | July 22, 2014
I am glad to have had the opportunity to join the exciting “SAP HANA Business Application Contest” event at SAP Forum in Shanghai, China.  After two-months of preparation, seven customer and partner teams were selected to present their HANA applications on the stage competing for five awards.  Their presentations were each judged by a strong committee of six judges: two SAP VPs, two customer CIOs, one Intel director, and one VP from analyst/media company. The judges shared po...
Kathrin Henkel | July 22, 2014
Your business department was asking for the SAP HANA platform, your job as IT is the cost efficient implementation and seamless operation. You feel that the business is the clear winner in that game? Think again and imagine… what if there are use cases where also your department benefits from the SAP HANA platform…. Let me ask you some questions: How often does your company experience IT issues that affect performance or productivity? Would you say that the frequency o...
Volker Haentjes | July 22, 2014
In discussions with customers on SAP HANA platform often breakthrough innovation and business value take center stage. From an IT perspective also cost and manageability are frequently discussed. The good news is: Now first publications show that implementing and running SAP HANA can provide cost savings even to the IT organization. Forrester Consulting conducted a cost analysis based on its Total Economic Impact (TEI) methodology to show how implementing SAP HANA could hel...
Marie Goodell | July 20, 2014
My colleague, Timo Elliott, likes to joke that a data scientist is a business analyst from Silicon Valley.   At SAP, I think our data scientists combine science (e.g. statistics, mathematical models, computer programming) with analytic artistry (e.g. predictive analytics and visualization) to explain the story that the data is telling us. Data Science in Action -- An Example Imagine that you are a retail store that wants to invest in a promotion.  To be successful, you want t...
Rukhshaan Omar | July 18, 2014
Textile Rubber and Chemical Company(TRCC) is debunking the myth that SAP HANA is not ready for transactions and analytics together. TRCC, an SAP® mid-market customer, is a privately-owned textile and chemical manufacturer who is a winner in the Trailblazer Innovator Category of the first SAP HANA Innovation Award.  They are a great example for the industry that companies of all sizes can capitalize on HANA’s speed, agility and effectiveness for transacting on and analyzing da...
John Appleby | July 24, 2014
Oracle finally released their in-memory cache for the Oracle 12c database this week. With it, has already come a good quantity of anti-SAP HANA marketing, with the usual jousting that you would expect between enterprise software vendors. They released a comparison sheet between Oracle and SAP HANA, which is the usual mix of propaganda/marketing. This is compounded because SAP has reseller agreements with Oracle and IBM, so they have to be very careful how they position SAP...
John Schitka | July 23, 2014
Weekends, as I noted in an earlier blog, are great for catching up on reading, but so apparently are waiting rooms. Something I recently discovered when I came across an interesting The Economist article in my dentist’s waiting room. By the way weekends are also great for watching sports, like a  IFA World Cup final, which after a very good game and valiant effort by Argentina, Germany finally won. And working for SAP I found it particularly satisfying given that SAP had a ro...
Michael Eacrett | July 9, 2014
Introducing SAP HANA SPS 08: The Platform for All Applications The new SAP HANA SPS 08 release provides functionality to accelerate, innovate, and simplify your business.  Accelerate the adoption of infrastructure applications and the integration of third party applications into your IT environments. SAP HANA offers expanded technology choices including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Intel Ivy Bridge processor-based systems and expanded support for backup & recovery sol...
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...
Constanze Reichelt | July 2, 2014
I’m sure I’m not alone in noticing that the Big Data phenomenon has crossed the chasm from hype to reality in the last year or so. Data miners’ ambitions are the same as they have always been: to get actionable insights out of vaults of information. But two things have changed: we’ve stopped obsessing about petabytes, exabytes and yotabytes, and now Big Data tools and techniques are rapidly becoming part of the mainstream vocabulary of business instead of the exclusive domain...
Andrea Kristen | June 3, 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...
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 ...
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...
Ken Tsai | June 17, 2013
As my colleague Vijay has already posted, I am very happy to see that IBM has finally embraced the paradigm shift by modernizing their database and entering the world of columnar in-memory processing of data.  The status quo of processing OLTP and OLAP separately was the critical business bottleneck which prompted SAP to completely re-think information processing architecture and introduce SAP HANA 2 years ago. SAP HANA is not just a database; it is a platform that provides c...
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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