The big news for developers at SAP TechEd Las Vegas was the announcement of SAP HANA One. SCN moderator Juergen Schmerder explains the program: “You can now create your own HANA One developer environment on Amazon Web Services (AWS).”
At Amazon, AWS evangelist Jeff Barr describes the advantages of this SAP HANA deployment option, “You don’t have to spend a lot of money. You don’t need to buy and install high-end hardware in your data center and you don’t need to license HANA. Instead, you can launch HANA from the AWS Marketplace and pay for the hardware and the software on an hourly, pay-as-you-go basis … Because you can now launch HANA in the cloud, you don’t need to spend time negotiating an enterprise agreement, and you don’t have to buy a big server”
Of course, there are other ways to deploy SAP HANA including options to deploy on-premise or in a private cloud. Michael Bechauf explains flexibility of different SAP HANA deployment models. “The times of big monolithic pieces of software are definitely over at SAP,” he remarks.
While SAP Mentors work on ways to optimize the ABAP stack for HANA, the SAP HANA One Headquarters offers a $25 Amazon AWS credit to community members. “There is indeed a huge Absence of Nifty ABAPers around,” laments DJ Adams, “they’re all in-memory now :-)”
Find out more. A recent book on SAP HANA is getting five-star reviews and is currently the #1 seller at SAP Press. Learn “what SAP HANA is, whether it’s the right fit for your business, and how to plan an installation.” Analytics blogger Mico Yuk, enthuses,”HANA is about to change the world” and calls this book “A must read.”