Wednesday, the last day at SAPPHIRE NOW from Orlando, was the SAP HANA day. Everything was about HANA and people came to the Database & Technology campus all day to hear more about HANA and to try it themselves in the test drive area.
The day started early with a keynote from Hasso Plattner and Vishal Sikka. It was a lot of exciting news about SAP HANA, but Hasso also talked reality with facts about SAP HANA and future developments. It was a lot about mobile applications built on SAP HANA, since especially on mobile devices people want instant response. Also, it was amazing to see a live demonstration of the high availability capability of HANA in the world’s largest HANA data center: 100 TB machine with 4,000 cores and 15 meters long. Hasso and Vishal showed several demos of HANA applications, including SAP Business One on SAP HANA which combines transactions, analytics and text in one system. You can watch replays of the keynote here. It’s really worth it, there are some great demos and information shared by Hasso and Vishal.
The CTO of Burberry was showcasing Burberry on SAP HANA and he was very excited about the power of SAP HANA. Vishal showed a lot of customers that have implemented SAP HANA and shared their experiences. He also said that in the less than one year where SAP HANA is GA we have 350 customers, 145 implementations, more than 56,000 end-users and more than 200 million in revenue. Vishal made several announcements during the keynote including the launch of new business and consumer applications built on SAP HANA and free developer licenses for SAP HANA which was celebrated by the SAP mentors with big applause.
For me one of the highlights during the keynote was that SAP HANA was actually trending on Twitter and at the same time our SAP HANA Facebook page crossed 3,000 Fans. Thank you to everyone who participated in the HANA conversations and continuously engage with us!
In addition, we have some great startups that are part of the SAP Startup Focus Program that showcased their solutions in the SAP HANA Test Drive Areas. I was very lucky and interviewed some of them during SAPPHIRE NOW and they shared their experiences. If you want to learn more about the startup focus program, feel free to stop by at https://www.ExperienceSAPHANA.com/community/startups and find out more!
One of my highlights was the 3D Demo of SAP HANA and Manhattan’s energy consumption. I was simply amazed by the technology and how it was displayed in real-time.
Last but not least Andrew Cabanski Dunning talked about the highlights of the day right in front of the SAP HANA Test Drive Area.
You want to know more about SAP HANA? Jeff Word just launched a SAP HANA Essentials Book that you can download for free at www.saphanabook.com. Just include the voucher code: 0FED1038. Happy reading!
Thank you again for participating so actively in social media and on the show floor! It was my first SAPPHIRE NOW and I had an amazing time this year at SAPPHIRE NOW from Orlando! If you missed some sessions, you can watch replays of some key customer sessions or keynotes.