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  • Best Practices for SAP HANA Data Loads

    I've been involved in a few SAP HANA projects where performance has been initially disappointing, and I have been asked to come and show the customer HANA speed. As I've said before, you can take the best technology i...
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    • SAP HANA for Beginners

      (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 da...
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      • SAP HANA on AWS Certified

        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, c...
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        • The Top 10 SAP HANA Myths Spread by Other Vendors

          I've had a problem lately where customers have been coming up to me and saying "Another vendor has told me X about SAP HANA, is it true". My take is that it means that IBM and Oracle in particular (for this is where I...
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          • Pondering the Microsoft SQL Server Announcements

            Microsoft has announced a new in-memory OLTP product code-named Hekaton that will be available in 2014-2015. In addition they have introduced some new columnar capabilities in SQL Server 2012. The industry analysts an...
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            • When to upgrade your SAP HANA system?

              Have you ever been unsure when to best upgrade your production SAP HANA system to the latest SAP HANA release? Are you struggling with picking the right Revision to plan your maintenance on? If so, this blog will prov...
              Arne Arnold
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              • 3rd Edition of SAP HANA Essentials Launch

                Hi everyone   Just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that the 3rd edition of SAP HANA Essentials is now available for download at www.saphanabook.com.  This edition has 3 brand new chapters t...
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                • Guinness World Record - Largest Data Warehouse

                  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...
                  Mike Hagman
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                  • SAP Business Suite Users and SAP HANA

                    On January 10, 2013 SAP announced that customers could now run their SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA. Since then, there has been a lot of activity and discussion on this front. Personally, I embarked on a mission to re...
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                    • New! Now Featuring Open Innovation on SAP Idea Incubator

                      We have just unveiled a new kind of crowd sourcing campaign on SAP Idea Incubator – “Open Ideas” which feature completely open business cases, data sets, and results.   Our first project in thi...
                      Greg Chase
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                      • HANA Meets "The SIMs"; SIMD, SIMplicity and SIMulation

                        We know that the design of HANA marks a fundamental departure from traditional information system design, starting witha clean sheet of paper and designing for modern multi-core CPU's. This provides performance that i...
                        Henry Cook
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                        • SAP HANA and HA/DR

                          Recently, another large database vendor took the opportunity to rework and  republish their view of SAP HANA's HA/DR capabilities.  Amazing that another vendor feels compelled to write customer evaluation ma...
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                          • OLTP + BI in a Single HANA Instance

                            I’m writing this blog today to respond to Martin Lauer's fantastic question in the thread on Microsoft's announcements. His question is: "I'm wondering if a database that has been optimized for both OLTP and OLA...
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                            • Leveraging the latest AVX2 Instructions on the Intel E7 v2

                              I've always found it cool that HANA looks at which Intel E7 chip version it is running on and then uses the best of the instructions available on that version.  We now have added the AVX2 instructions to that lis...
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                              • Do you have a SAP HANA story to tell? Share and Win

                                Is your organization improving customers’ lives by running SAP HANA?  Tell us your story and you could win up to $10K for charity.   At SAP, our goal is to make your customer run better.  Down to...
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                                • Visit SAP at the TDWI World Conference, February 25-26, 2014

                                  TDWI World Conference Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas SAP Booth #300   Learn how SAP is re-inventing the data warehouse It’s no surprise that current data warehouse architectures, with roots in 197...
                                  Courtney Driscoll
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                                  • Find Out Why SAP has a Leading EDW Solution for YOU!

                                    Updated on February 18th: SAP topping the charts again! Learn why SAP is leading scores on execution, market impact, and technology in the "Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Analytic Database, 2013-14" And how SAP ...
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                                    • SAP HANA:  Turbocharged with new Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2- EX 2890, 4890, 8890  (Ivy Bridge)

                                      Intel has just announced the availability of its new Xeon E7 v2 processors (AKA “Ivy Bridge”) and as usual, SAP is ahead of the pack optimizing the SAP HANA platform to take advantage of all the extra hors...
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                                      • Helping great people become exceptional at what they do

                                        What is the real value of innovative, disruptive technology like HANA? I believe that more than anything, this technology is valuable because it is an enabler, and more specifically, a tool for helping people do their...
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                                        • Connect your MDX speaking BI Client to SAP HANA now!

                                          SAP HANA’s ultrafast In-Memory aggregation capabilities are just waiting to be unleashed by your multidimensional BI Client!   The key approach to successfully exploit the power of the SAP HANA Platform is...
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