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SI-MOHAMED SAID | April 22, 2014
The SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA was launched in January 2013 to help drive an entire business in real-time for higher business value and dramatically simplify IT for a lower cost. More than 800 companies already acquired the Suite on HANA just one year after its launch. In this series of blog posts, I will continue to share some of those real-time business experiences and value. Just because a company is small doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a complex business. ...
Ralph Schroeder | April 21, 2014
Have you ever seen this message? No? What a shame! You can find a lot of valuable information in the HANA manuals of SAP HANA platform product documentation. RTHM - Read The HANA Manuals! New Blog Series about SAP HANA Platform Product Documentation In this new blog series the SAP HANA knowledge management team plans to regularly inform you about news and updates to the SAP HANA platform product documentation. Product documentation describes SAP HANA features in a systemati...
Alexandra Bogdan | April 17, 2014
Have you heard? HANA 2014 is headed to Nice, France. Register now! WHEN:           May 21 – 23, 2014 WHERE:        Nice, France WHAT:           SAP HANA Education, Networking, & More WHO:             SAP HANA Enthusiasts SAP and SAPInsider have collaborated to bring you the first event of its kind, HANA 2014. This event connects experts from our partner organizations to SAP customers who are evaluating, implementing, or optimizing SAP HANA for big data and real-time an...
John Appleby | April 17, 2014
Nearly two years ago, I collaborated with my good friend on and . Two years have passed, the conversation, and technology, has moved on, and I thought it was time to revisit this conversation. In the meantime, there are over 3000 HANA customers, and my team has nearly 20 active projects as of this month. Exciting times! Here are the questions I'm hearing from customers. With the SAP Business Suite on HANA, is BW dead? Short version: NO! If you move your SAP Busines...
Rich Heilman | April 17, 2014
Once again this year, ASUG is offering several pre-conference sessions at the annual ASUG/SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando.  My colleague Thomas Jung and I will be hosting a full day hands-on session called "Application Development Based on ABAP and SAP HANA" focusing on SAP HANA Native Development as well as ABAP on HANA. If you are an ABAP developer looking to find out how HANA will affect your daily work, then this session is exactly what you are looking for. We will begin t...
David Ginsberg | April 16, 2014
In the transportation industry, knowing what markets are growing versus those that are declining can make a big difference to the bottom line.  Our data science team recently worked with a major railway in North America. This railway is using Data Science and Big Data to better understand market growth and erosion. This is of great strategic importance, since it impacts future company performance. The railway has found it relatively easy to compare year over year financial...
Ryan Somers | April 15, 2014
Swaziland – bordering South Africa and Mozambique with a population of only 1.2 million, is the country hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. 25% of the adult population and a staggering 40% of mothers are affected by the virus. Swaziland has also seen its life expectancy drop from an average of 58 years in 2000, down to 50 years in 2011. Part of this is because of extreme poverty, lack of education, and limited healthcare. But there is hope and Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC...
Christine Donato | April 15, 2014
Sarah Williams* is a millennial. And like most millennials, Sarah has student loans.  To put herself through college, she worked overtime as a restaurant server; however that was not enough to cover the cost of tuition, rent, car payments, and text books.  Sarah graduated in 2013 with over $31,000 in student loan debt. According to the American Student Association, today, in the US, there is somewhere between $902 billion and $1 trillion in total outstanding student loan de...
Steve Lucas | April 14, 2014
Last week SAP announced that all our solutions powered by SAP HANA, as well as HANA itself are now available via subscription. I think it’s important to note that not only are HANA and our core business suite software licenses available via subscription, but more importantly they are available in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (i.e. hosted and managed in our data centers).This means that for any company that wants to pay by the month and get the world’s best business applicati...
John Schitka | April 14, 2014
Trust you had a good time at Hadoop Summit Europe in Amsterdam. SAP, ranked fourth in Big Data market share by Wikibon, we certainly did. We were pleased to be able to share our Big Data story and strategy with so many. It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet so many of you and to be part of such a marvelous event. It is rapidly growing with over 750 attendees this year up nearly 60% from last year – showing the growth interest around Big Data in Europe. And in such an ...
John Appleby | April 17, 2014
Nearly two years ago, I collaborated with my good friend on and . Two years have passed, the conversation, and technology, has moved on, and I thought it was time to revisit this conversation. In the meantime, there are over 3000 HANA customers, and my team has nearly 20 active projects as of this month. Exciting times! Here are the questions I'm hearing from customers. With the SAP Business Suite on HANA, is BW dead? Short version: NO! If you move your SAP Busines...
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 ...
Aiaz Kazi | March 27, 2014
I’m at the SAS Global Forum 2014 today.  As a follow-up to my blog at SAP TechEd in October 2013 where we announced the SAP and SAS partnership, I wanted to highlight how SAS+SAP fit into the overall SAP HANA platform story and the progress we have made in delivering the combined roadmap. SAP HANA is a real-time data management and application development platform that uses modern architectural constructs such as in-memory processing, columnar data storage, linear scaling, ...
SAP HANA | March 17, 2014
By: Ido Shamgar Your customers provide it. Your sales and customer service reps need it. Federal, state, and municipal governments require you to report on it. And your bank’s future depends on it. Do you know what it is? It’s data – and it’s everywhere. However, to manage today’s highly volatile and heavily regulated financial environment and react quickly to changing conditions, simply collecting data is not enough. Banks must be able to access the right inf...
Ingo Brenckmann | January 10, 2014
Doing More With Less: Simplifying the Custom Application Development and mission-critical deployments Here are the highlights of the new release: SPS 07 for SAP HANA is focused on three major themes: open platform innovation to support a broad range of applications developed by SAP and its partner ecosystem, developer empowerment with many new capabilities driving developer efficiency, and thirdly extended support for mission critical enterprise applications. SAP H...
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...
Lothar Henkes | March 28, 2012
Hello everybody, BW powered by HANA  has now been in Ramp-Up for over 20 weeks and the results coming back from many of these early adopters has been very favorable. In fact our customers have experienced a performance boost for their BW Enterprise Data Warehouse in the areas of data loads, query performance and planning capabilities. They’ve also seen a  simplified and faster data modeling and remodeling. In this blog I would like to take the opportunity to summarize whe...
Dan Kearnan | February 29, 2012
I’m sure many of you have heard by now that  SAP Business Warehouse will soon be able to run on  HANA as a high-performance In-Memory Database. This means that the entire BW application (which currently runs on  relational databases like Oracle or DB2) will be able to run on  HANA as a fully functioning database. For those customers who decide to migrate their current databases to SAP HANA, they can definitely expect a number of key benefits including a supercharged BW system...
Scott Leatherman | February 22, 2012
The SAP Startup Forum is a day of collaboration and learning focused on big data trends and technologies. Local startup companies are invited to spend a day on the SAP Labs campus in Palo Alto to: Contribute to the big data discussionEngage technical resources and promotional supportHear from and meet with key SAP leadersExplore customer and funding opportunitiesNetwork and win ‘bragging rights’ in a mini-tradeshow contest and mixer (3:30-5:00 Building 1 Cafe) When: March 7,...

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