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Vishal_Sikka1.jpgWhat happens in SAP TechEd Las Vegas definitely does not stay in Vegas. And that’s a good thing.

SAP’s premier technical event, now in its 16th year, officially kicked off this morning in Sin City with a keynote presentation from Dr. Vishal Sikka (pictured), member of the Executive Board of SAP who heads up technology and innovation for the company. For good reason, more than 6,000 (in-person and virtual) attendees had a tough time keeping mum about SAP’s latest innovations and flooded the #SAPTechEd Tweet stream with news about free developer licenses, a partnership with Amazon.com and much more. Here are the best Tweets from Sikka’s keynote.

@ericvallo: @MarkYolton takes the stage to kick off #SAPTechEd. Yep, it is like a big family reunion. Group hug. Bring it in. 

@MathiasWild: Please ‘welcome the godfather of SAP HANA’ says @MarkYolton. Welcome @vsikka on stage for #SAPteched keynote! 

@mgillet: @vsikka replying to @markyolton perhaps not best idea to use Godfather in Vegas (Vishal smiling)

@ABridgwater: Will Vishal Sikha use the word “innovation” within the first 60 seconds of his speech?

@vijaysankarv: @vsikka makes an excellent point – there is no justification in increasing complexity in existing landscapes.

@dahowlett: “If we’re not serving the needs of end users then we’re missing the point.” <spot on.

@PeteHumble: Empower our end users. Renew our products without disruption. Real-time platform. Three key imperatives from Vishal at #SAPTechEd.

@GroupSoftUS: HANA is more than a database, it represents the way how we renew ourself. @vsikka about ‘The #HANA Effect’ at #SAPteched


@SAP: “The point of HANA is there is no limitation anymore.” – @VSikka at #SAPTechEd


@marksmithvr: @vsikka states other database vendors are trying to recreate the magic of #SAPHANA through technology – nice Jab to Oracle & IBM.


@puneetsuppal: “1 million inserts per second” – @vsikka on what #HANA can do! Insane, I say – but exhilarating!


@gpmyers: This is the perfect crowd for @vsikka to “talk nerdy to me.”


@gregchase: @vsikka forecasts replacement of “batch” with deep, broad, real time, on demand, agile processing.


@JavaBeanhead: Holy Petabyte, Batman! SAP Hana is available on Amazon Web Services for $0.99 per hour!


@pixelbase: Last time SAP announced a major UI initiative was “Enjoy SAP” in the 90s. Today’s looks way more promising.


@m_kalim: Sam Yen talks about 49ers using @SAP #Mobile #FanExperience app #SAPTechEd! http://t.co/1aSnBfOH <- Go @49ers!


@MicoYuk: Anybody else wondering if #Oracle is taking notes from #vsikka on how to present an accurate FACT BASED Keynote? #justsaying #SAPTechEd   

@sylviasant: What a hipster: “I was a data geek before it was cool.”- @vsikka

@theFundooGeek: “The point of #HANA is, there is no limitation anymore.” – @VSikka

@imirisola Amazing things can happen when we put our minds to it. Kids programming mobile apps on #SAPTechnology #SAPTechEd. I almost broke in tears here

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