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27 july

My view on the Future of SAP HANA

SAP HANA will take over the world. Well, the SAP World that is...

 

I've been highly interested in SAP HANA since I first heard about it a few years ago.

 

Since attending infosessions on SAP Teched 2012 in Madrid, seeing business cases, company presentations and Keynotes from SAP itself, I became more and more intrigued by what SAP HANA is and what it can do.

 

One statement stuck to my head: "The idea behind SAP HANA is getting rid of Batch jobs".

 

When you think about it this only means one thing. That customers choosing to eventually migrate to SAP HANA should really consider migrating all SAP Business Suite applications towards SAP HANA and running everything on a SAP HANA platform

 

Imagine, having a ECC system connected to a SAP HANA DB, together with a BW and CRM system. This gives you realtime data exchange without having to run overnight batch loads leading to out dated numbers and business data before even consulting them.

 

SAP HANA puts the business even more in the driving seat since you've got your hands on the live data. Moreover you go from a reactive situation into a proactive situation. 

 

Where do I position myself in the SAP HANA universe? Well, I've achieved my SAP OS/DB Migration certificate in December 2012. And since the moment I booked that course I've done some thinking. Why not to specialize in migrations from conventional DB's towards SAP HANA?

 

I've followed the HA100R introduction course, plan to follow the new HA200 course to finally be able to obtain my SAP HANA certification.

 

Let's hope the future brings some SAP HANA experience and opportunities my way. ;-)

 



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06 july

SAP HANA (who the f... is SAP HANA)?

Basically SAP HANA is a "In-Memory Business Data Management". Since the introduction of 64bit Operating systems and software the memory limitations have practically disappeared and leveled the road for using DB's which are stored in memory.

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/elearn?rid=/library/uuid/702a1f5f-c6cb-2c10-f29a-845465ad0b60&overridelayout=true

 

On the following links you'll find an interesting overview on the way SAP is thinking of using SAP HANA with BW 7.3. In some companies it will replace the existing BW installations running on the conventional DBs (ORACLE, MS SQL,...) since some SAP customers are noticing that they don't need the reporting functionalities of a their SAP BW systems anymore.  BW itself will never completely disappear, since the necesarry data manipulations you can do with the current SAP BW solutions will still be necessary.

 

For more info, just have a look on the following links:

 

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/25122

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/25123

 



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