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SAP HANA: An Overview and Key Considerations

What Is SAP HANA?

SAP HANA is a column-oriented in-memory database that can be used for transactional and analytical workloads with any data type and on a single data copy. According to SAP, SAP HANA breaks down the transactional and analytical silos in organizations and is available on premise (SAP HANA) and in the cloud (SAP HANA Cloud). SAP HANA was launched in 2010.

What Is an In-memory Database?

An in-memory database (IMDB) stores data in a computer’s main memory (RAM), as opposed to on traditional disks or solid-state drives.

IMDBs are commonly used for applications that require top speed and the ability to handle large spikes in traffic. IMDBs are more frequently used today for a broader range of applications, including real-time analytics and predictive modeling, customer experience management, logistics, and much more.

SAP HANA: An Overview and Key Considerations

What Is SAP HANA?

SAP HANA is a column-oriented in-memory database that can be used for transactional and analytical workloads with any data type and on a single data copy. According to SAP, SAP HANA breaks down the transactional and analytical silos in organizations and is available on premise (SAP HANA) and in the cloud (SAP HANA Cloud). SAP HANA was launched in 2010.

What Is an In-memory Database?

An in-memory database (IMDB) stores data in a computer’s main memory (RAM), as opposed to on traditional disks or solid-state drives.

IMDBs are commonly used for applications that require top speed and the ability to handle large spikes in traffic. IMDBs are more frequently used today for a broader range of applications, including real-time analytics and predictive modeling, customer experience management, logistics, and much more.

Key Features and Capabilities of SAP HANA:

  • Acts as a database server that stores and retrieves data requested by applications.
  • Provides advanced search, analytics, and data integration capabilities for structured and unstructured data.
  • Functions as an application server and can help businesses build smart, insight-driven applications based on real-time data, in-memory computing, and machine-learning technology.

Key SAP HANA Considerations for SAPinsiders:

  • Empower marketing effectiveness with SAP HANA Cloud. In order to adapt to its customers’ evolving data needs, Epsilon developed a single environment using a multi-tenant SAP HANA Cloud solution. The solution is capable of handling multiple streams of data efficiently and quickly. This allows the company to ingest customer data quickly, scale up as needed, and improve costs and resources. The solution also helps Epsilon empower its customers’ marketing programs. Read the full member insight or watch a short video.
  • Understand where SAP HANA can have real impact in your organization. To build a business case for SAP HANA, you first need to collect strategic goals, requirements, and technical input. Then, calculate ROI associated with your SAP HANA investment. An SAPinsider event session led by Dr. Heiko Hecht discusses an approach that can help you generate fact-based results derived from your current SAP landscape to identify and quantify performance gains and reduction of database space, business processes, and other potential areas of improvement.
  • Consider the impact of SAP HANA on your enterprise security strategy. In 2020, SAPinsider studied this impact by surveying the SAP community. Results were published in our benchmark report, Impact of Cloud and SAP HANA on Enterprise Security Strategy. “SAP’s transition to an enterprise cloud company has changed the way SAP customers consider and implement their enterprise security strategy,” writes Robert Holland, SAPinsider’s VP and Research Director. “The inclusion of SAP HANA-based systems adds further complexity to these considerations, particularly when these systems are running in hybrid or cloud-based environments.” Read the full benchmark report and learn top requirements for securing SAP HANA-based systems.

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    Customers are facing the imminent deadline to migrate to SAP HANA by 2027 and they need help. One of the more complicated matters relates to constructing the appropriate landscape. Join this webinar to discuss the customer challenges and solutions in moving to SAP HANA. You will learn how to build a hybrid and multi-cloud SAP…
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    Are you intrigued by SAP HANA but you don’t know where to start and where to achieve the best ROI? This session will demonstrate how you can build a business case and a roadmap of your SAP HANA implementation. Based on your current As-Is situation we will present an approach to generate fact-based results derived…
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    The mandate to migrate all SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) instances to SAP S/4HANA by the end of 2027 means the action is unavoidable, and one of the biggest architectural and technological challenges comes with how best to handle the large SAP database. SAP HANA provides an in-memory database management system, however, if retained in…
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    A mix of presentation/lecture and demonstrations using HANA Studio and HANA Cockpit with the latest HANA 2.0 SP05 system. The goal is to focus on using the tools for performance analysis, review several key capabilities for monitoring system performance, workload analysis, analysis of SQL expensive statements, and what to look for in diagnostic files and…
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    Are you intrigued by SAP HANA but you don’t know where to start and where to achieve the best ROI? This session will demonstrate how you can build a business case and a roadmap of your SAP HANA implementation. Based on your current As-Is situation we will present an approach to generate fact-based results derived…
  9. SAP HANA system performance and optimization techniques – Part 2

    Attend this session and explore techniques and strategies to effectively manage your SAP HANA system performance. Learn best practices to ensure a fast and smooth-running system and find out how you can identify and prevent issues before they occur. Based on lessons learned from real projects, you will learn: - How to effectively curb memory…
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  11. Kelly Herod Deloitte

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    Deloitte Consulting’s new US SAP Practice Leader Kelly Herod shares her philosophy on leadership and her current priorities to help the SAPinsider community. In this Q&A, she shares her perspective as the head of this practice as well as her personal views as a leader and a woman in the SAP space. Questions answered include:…
  12. SAP HANA System Performance and Optimization Techniques – Part 1

    Attend this session and explore techniques and strategies to effectively manage your SAP HANA system performance. Learn best practices to ensure a fast and smooth-running system and find out how you can identify and prevent issues before they occur. Based on lessons learned from real projects, you will learn: - How to effectively curb memory…
  13. Achieve fully automated system refreshes on SAP HANA

    In this session, you will be presented with a demonstration of specific workflows, methodologies, and strategies you can use to deliver system refreshes on SAP HANA faster, more accurately, and with fewer IT resources. By attending this session, you will: - Learn how to manage pre-, copy-, and post-processing phases of the system refresh process…
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    The SAP Intermediate Document (IDoc) remains one of the default routes for message transmission in most customer environments. With the release of SAP S/HANA 1511 on-premise, business functionality for reviewing inbound and outbound messages has been greatly improved. Read this blog to learn: – Three components of the improved functionality; – How to segregate responsibility…
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    Through joint innovation between HPE and Intel, a new milestone has been achieved for SAP HANA. Think bigger—but also faster with HPE Superdome Flex and Intel Optane persistent memory technology.   Find other insightful content from HPE on their Vendor Showcase.  
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    HPE helps India’s flagship national oil company drive digital innovation and accelerate business growth through one of the world’s largest SAP HANA migrations. Find other insightful content from HPE on their Vendor Showcase
  20. Persistent Memory and SAP HANA Configuration

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    SAP HANA is the first major database platform to support Intel® Optane™ persistent memory, which gives it the ability to expand beyond the density limitations of traditional memory while benefiting from the non-volatile capabilities of persistent memory. This paper provides an overview of the benefits of combining servers equipped with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory with…
  21. Reducing downtime for SAP HANA

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    High availability and disaster recovery solutions for SAP are essential. Tier 1 application outages are costly and disruptive to the business. Even short periods of planned downtime for maintenance events like software updates or hardware upgrades can negatively impact end-user and IT productivity as well as critical business processes. Larger unplanned outages can be devastating,…
  22. Automating your SAP HANA and S/4HANA by SAP deployments using Ansible – Part 1

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  24. Kurt Hollis

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  32. BI & HANA: Case study: Tools and strategies C Spire uses to advance self-service for business analysts and users at all levels of the organization

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    Find out how C Spire built, deployed, and runs a successful self-service program. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Stout_Casestudytoolsandstrategies. Jeff Stout If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
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  35. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: The C Spire story of how the combination of SAP HANA and SAP Lumira made its business intelligence self-service program a success

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  36. BI & HANA: Case study: Real-world lessons from Mobile Mini’s SAP HANA platform migration

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    Explore technical and strategic factors that contributed to Mobile Mini’s successful migration from a legacy SQL Server Enterprise Data Warehouse to an SAP HANA platform. here Heather Sinkwitz If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  37. Lessons Learned from Varian’s Two SAP HANA Migration Projects

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    Cancer research pioneer Varian enhanced its performance and optimized its transactions and reports with a database migration to SAP HANA and a subsequent move to SAP S/4HANA. A number of best practices shared here by Varian led to the success of both migrations.   This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or…
  38. How HarrisLogic Is Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Care with SAP HANA

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    During the digitization of the medical world, the mental health field was virtually passed over. To fill this gap, HarrisLogic develops technology platforms for the behavioral healthcare field to help its users identify the workflow of mentally ill individuals moving through the system and ensure no one gets lost in the cracks. Through a combination…
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    Grupo TDM wanted to replace its home-grown IT infrastructure with scalable, flexible software hosted on a cloud platform and deliver faster and more efficient service to its customers. Learn how the company implemented SAP HANA running on IBM Cloud for SAP applications to achieve fewer manual, error-prone, paper-based processes; 50% faster information access, providing more…
  46. Developer Guide: Using Calculation Views Within SAP HANA

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    SAP HANA calculation views and procedures for complex scenarios help to calculate data on the fly to cut down unload and reload phases to zero when it comes to business-related changes in data staging or extension/reduction in a data model. In Joerg Boeke’s informative article, you will: – Get a detailed guide for using the…
  47. Use SAP Tools to Improve SAP ERP HCM Programs for the SAP HANA Environment

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    See how to use the standard performance optimization tools to migrate SAP ERP HCM programs to the SAP HANA platform without any issues. Key Concept The SQL Monitor carries out the monitoring of database-related statements in programs executed within a system. The performance-tuning transaction code SWLT provides a combined view based on the static checks…...…
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  49. Column-Level Security in SAP HANA

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  50. How to Automate Generation of External SAP HANA Views to Save Time and Costs

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    Get a detailed guide (including SAP HANA ABAP code snippets) for speeding up your SAP HANA calculation views based on a DataStore object (DSO) by using external SAP HANA views based on classic DSOs. Instead of manually generating the external SAP HANA DSO views via the Administrator Workbench, the program helps you to select groups…...…
  51. Extend the Value of SAP HANA with Big Data

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    With a steady influx of data coming into organizations from new and non-traditional sources, businesses are seeking ways to gain insight into this data that can be used for a competitive edge. SAP HANA provides a firm foundation for harnessing structured and unstructured data and enabling the analytics that support better decision making. Learn how…
  52. Achieve Peak Performance for Your Big Data Needs

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  56. Building Customer Success on a Global Platform

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    As companies continue to transition to SAP HANA, many are shying away from on-premise deployments and instead opting to move to the cloud. These organizations, which often have a global presence and a distributed infrastructure, are looking for an SAP provider that has a global footprint and can offer consistency in architecture, service delivery, and…
  57. Considerations for Disaster Recovery and Automated Failover Clusters for SAP HANA Infrastructures

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    Data corruption, component failures, and power outages are just a few examples of major issues that IT departments must be prepared for at any given moment. In the event of system downtime, organizations must have a proper disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) strategy in place to minimize the business impact. But how can…
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  61. Advanced SAP HANA Modeling: How to Use the Query Results Caching Feature to Improve Performance

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    Learn how to best use the query results caching option to improve the performance of your information views. See when to use—or not use—this option as part of your modeled SAP HANA database. Also, learn about other caching topics. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign…
  62. Advanced SAP HANA Modeling (Part 1): How to Use the Query Results Caching Feature to Improve Performance

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    Learn how to best use the query results caching option to improve the performance of your information views. See when to use—or not use—this option as part of your modeled SAP HANA database. Also, learn about other caching topics. Key Concept For many years, SAP HANA has offered the ability to cache information view results…....…
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    Hillarys ― a manufacturer and retailer of made-to-order window coverings based in Nottingham, England ― has been well ahead of the customization curve, providing its customers with personalized products and service for nearly 50 years. Business and customer needs have changed significantly, however, and Hillarys recognized it needed to adapt in order to innovate, capture…
  64. Quickly Resolve SAP HANA Authorization Errors and Issues

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  66. Analyzing Sensor Data in SAP HANA in Real Time

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    The following solution design for applications allows for the combination of real-time sensor data with data from other sources within SAP HANA. The architecture is based on the SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) and SAP Plant Connectivity technologies. This flexible architecture enables the consumption of data from any system that collects sensor data…...…
  67. Duke University Men’s Basketball Takes Digital Game to New Heights with SAP HANA

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    Duke University’s men’s basketball team, the Blue Devils, has a lot of fans, and for good reason – it has the winningest coach in college basketball history and a long history of being home to the game’s all stars. With such a long and proud history, there are innumerable statistics available on the Blue Devils,…
  68. Preparing for an SAP HANA Upgrade: Q&A on Techniques and Strategies

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    For many customers, SAP HANA minimum system requirements are a step or two away, requiring an application upgrade, hardware upgrade, and possibly even Unicode conversion. What are techniques and strategies to make the steps a reality and help establish a solid footing for moving toward an SAP HANA platform? Read the transcript of the discussion…...…
  69. Towards Zero Downtime for SAP HANA

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    In this Q&A, technical architects Peter Schinagl and Markus Gürtler of SUSE answered questions on best practices for ensuring high availability and preparing disaster recovery scenarios. In the digital age, downtime is not an option. You are under pressure to supply more up-time in the data center to stay competitive and meet customer demands. Your…...…
  70. BI 2017: One-on-One with Chris Dinkel of Deloitte

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    The heart of an SAPinsider event is its attendees. These attendees come from companies around the world and across industries, all with their own unique goals and projects to work on. They are the ones truly creating the value and energy of an event, and I was lucky enough to sit down with one during…
  72. What does SAP HANA Live mean for reporting and analytics?

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    SAP HANA Live allows users to easily access real-time data using pre-developed calculation views and the SAP BusinessObjects platform. In this Q&A, Rob Frye, Fernando Ibarra Avila, and Lilisee Thao of Comerit Labs answered questions on the deployment, installation, and features of SAP HANA Live. If you missed the chat or need a refresher, you may…...…
  73. SAP HANA Administration Chat: Kurt Hollis on Architecture, Monitoring, and More

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    SAP HANA is an in-memory database engine and application platform that offers unique advantages for reporting and high-performance operations. Customers have to answer many questions in their path to running on SAP HANA. How can architect your SAP HANA solution to fit your needs? Once you are up and running, how can administrators monitor the…...…
  74. Information Management Options in SAP HANA: Smart Data Quality

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    SAP HANA has features to both manage data and improve data quality that many SAP users might not know exist. These new options offer real-time transformational possibilities that were unthinkable until recently. Learn about the tools you can use to cleanse, match, or enhance data in real time with Smart Data Quality. Key Concept Many…...…
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    This on-demand webinar is hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by IBM. In this digital world driven by social and mobile, getting real-time insights from massive volume of data is becoming a critical business success factor. SAP HANA helps businesses make better decisions faster and gain a competitive advantage by enabling real-time insight. Consequently, it is…...…
  76. Transform Your SAP HANA Performance with a Converged Infrastructure

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    With the right infrastructure for SAP HANA, you can increase analytics and transaction processing speeds for valuable real-time insights. Global enterprises have deployed Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for the SAP HANA Platform to support their demanding workloads. Read this collection of case studies to learn how five customers use UCP for SAP HANA.  These use…
  77. Capture the Unlimited Potential of SAP HANA in Non-SAP Environments

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    Today’s economy demands data-driven business, the kind that can respond to customer needs quickly and accurately. And for many organizations, this data-driven approach is powered by the agility inherent in the SAP HANA database. Many companies have not yet taken advantage of all SAP HANA has to offer, however, in part because they believe that…
  78. Responding to the Digital Imperative

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    Success in today’s economy depends on technology. You could have brilliant people, innovative business plans, and perfect processes, but if you’re using yesterday’s technologies, you will fall behind. Competitors using real-time digital processes will quickly surge ahead of anyone who tries to continue with business as usual. Learn how you can take advantage of SAP…
  79. Double Down on Simplification with SAP HANA and the Cloud

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    The benefits of the cloud — such as responsiveness, agility, and innovation — are well-known at this point. These benefits can also be gained by implementing SAP HANA or SAP S/4HANA and by implementing this technology in the cloud, organizations can achieve the greatest advantage possible from both. Discover how deploying SAP HANA in the…
  80. Why Real-Time Analytics? Think Swimsuits

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    Imagine you could see what and where customers are buying, when they are buying. Or view your pipeline, inventory, supply chain, and financials with up-to-the-second accuracy. To become a real-time business, you must eliminate the delay between when analytic data is captured and what’s taking place now. SAP HANA makes this possible. Learn how to make…
  81. Dolby Delivers Emotionally Charged Experiences with Next-Generation SAP HANA Database

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Dolby Laboratories, a leader in audio, video, and voice technology, has always been on the technological cutting-edge. But when it came to internal business intelligence (BI) solutions, Dolby had room for improvement. Lengthy delays, data redundancy, and lack of agility hampered the company from deriving insights as fast as it wanted. Learn about Dolby’s journey…
  82. An Introduction to SAP HANA Vora (Part 1)

    Reading time: 13 mins

    SAP HANA Vora is a new solution from SAP for handling in-memory processing and analysis of Big Data on top of the Hadoop platform. Learn about the concepts of SAP HANA Vora, its services’ architecture, and how SAP Vora works on Hadoop data. Also learn the details about how it integrates with the generally available…...…
  83. An Introduction to SAP HANA Vora

    Reading time: 10 mins

    SAP HANA Vora is a new solution from SAP for handling in-memory processing and analysis of Big Data on top of the Hadoop platform. Learn about the concepts of SAP HANA Vora, its services’ architecture, and how SAP Vora works on Hadoop data. Also learn the details about how it integrates with the generally available…
  84. SAPPHIRE NOW has SAP HANA Platform Content Covered

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
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    A New Development Platform for Native SAP HANA Applications

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    Developers have several options for developing applications and business content on SAP HANA, such as the ABAP 7.5 stack and the analytics applications supported by SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) powered by SAP HANA. But if you’re looking to move beyond dashboard scenarios and don’t want to base that development on SAP NetWeaver stacks, your…
  86. Extending the Digital Core for Your Business

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    As organizations embark on their journey to the digital core, adopting SAP S/4HANA is a key step, but it’s not the only step. Depending on business needs, companies may adopt other solutions within SAP’s cloud application portfolio, implement third-party offerings, or even build new applications that need to integrate with its digital core. And each…
  87. Colombian Chocolate Manufacturer Gets a Sweet Deal with SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Colombian chocolate manufacturer Casa Luker began to grow into international markets and thus required an updated SAP ERP system to ensure the company could meet compliance standards and modernize its business practices with access to real-time data. Discover how the company implemented SAP HANA along with SAP HANA studio and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI)…
  88. Simplify and Automate SAP HANA

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  89. The Future of SAP BW: SAP BW 7.5, Edition for SAP HANA

    Reading time: 20 mins

    Learn about the newest SAP Business Warehouse (BW), SAP BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA, and the differences between it and a normal SAP BW-powered by SAP HANA system or SAP BW running on any other database. Key Concept The newest version of SAP BW, BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA, is slightly different than…...…
  90. Asynchronous Message Handling with SAP HANA Cloud Integration

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    See how to use SAP HANA Cloud Integration (SAP HCI) for modeling asynchronous integration scenarios. You use an asynchronous interface defined in a WSDL file for the configuration of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) channel to specify the asynchronous nature of the communication. Once the message processing is completed, the resulting message is forwarded…...…
  91. Virtualizing SAP HANA: How Customers Increased Performance, Simplified Landscapes and Reduced Costs

    This part 4 of a 4 part series of presentations hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by VMware, SAP, and Intel In this session you will hear about lessons learned for the consideration, deployment, and optimization of virtual SAP HANA. Richard Lichenstein shares tips, best practices, and customer stories from his experiences at VMware. This was…...…
  92. Practical steps to a smooth transition to SAP HANA

    This video is hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by itelligence. Successfully transitioning to SAP HANA or SAP S/4HANA takes careful planning and consideration. Common questions include: What is the difference between SAP versions 1503 and 1511+? Will we migrate to the cloud or stay on-premise? What are the prerequisites to move to SAP HANA? Do…...…
  93. Best Practices for Virtualizing SAP HANA

    This part 3 of a 4 part series of presentations hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by VMware, SAP, and Intel VMware Product Manager/Field Architect, David Gallant and VMware SAP Alliance Manager, Richard Lichenstein presented this live at the Simplify and Automate SAP HANA one-day forum. This presentation discussion provides how to achieve faster time-to-value, better…...…
  94. Live from SAPinsider Studio: SAP’s Irfan Khan and Jayne Landry on SAP HANA, Analytics, and the Roambi Acquisition

    Irfan Khan, CTO of SAP Global Customer Operations, and Jayne Landry, Global VP and GM for Business Intelligence, joined SAPinsider’s Ken Murphy at the BI-HANA-IoT 2016 conference to discuss insights shared during the event keynote. Topics of this discussion include: The importance of the Roambi acquisition – just announced at the event! – for SAP…...…
  95. SAP HANA Then and Now: A Smarter Way to a System of Insight

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    The recent Forrester Research survey “Evolve Your Business Intelligence To Systems of Insight” defines a system of insight as one where traditional business intelligence (BI), agile BI, and big data converge to “deliver actionable insights necessary to win, serve, and retain customers.” It should come as no surprise to the SAP customer that – as…
  96. Demystifying SAP HANA and Its Potential Impact on Your Business

    This is part 1 of a 4-part series of videos hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by VMware, SAP, and Intel. SAP’s Venkata Giduthuri answered critical questions about SAP HANA and looked at the potential and possibilities that SAP HANA can bring to your company. This presentation was presented live of the Simplify and Automate SAP…...…
  97. Information Management Options in SAP HANA: Smart Data Integration

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    SAP HANA is a pivotal platform that can completely transform an enterprise, but without quality data SAP HANA only yields fast trash. Traditionally, tools such as SAP Data Services have been used to confront this problem. Now, SAP HANA holds capabilities to transform and cleanse data in real time from many sources. See how these…...…
  98. Real-Time Operational Reporting with SAP HANA Live

    Reading time: 18 mins

    Get an overview of the hundreds of SAP HANA Live (formerly part of the Composite Analytic Framework, or CAF) views that you can use to enable real-time operational reporting and analytics. Using this approach, companies can use standard views directly as data sources for reporting. This approach also enables companies to form an alternative foundation…...…
  99. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Epson America on BI, Building SAP HANA Business Case

    Abishek Uppal, BI Project Leader, Epson America, joins SAPinsider Studio at the 2015 Reporting & Analytics event in Las Vegas to discuss the company’s business intelligence (BI) use and roadmap. This is an edited transcript of the discussion: Ken Murphy, SAPinsider: Hi, this is Ken Murphy with SAPinsider, and I’m here at the SAPinsider Reporting…...…
  100. A Conversation With Robb Neuenschwander: Lead Technical Architect at Target

    As the Lead Technical Architect for Target, the second largest retailer in the U.S. with an international presence, Robb Neuenschwander is tasked with managing and optimizing a vast and complex infrastructure. In this video, he explains how Hitachi and SAP HANA have helped Target face some of their biggest IT challenges, and scale to meet…...…