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As part of my adventure on learning HANA – especially on AWS – I’ve put together that I call the “ultimate set of HANA links” so that I can find what I need easily. It’s a compilation of links that I followed by looking up documents and then clicking on the related documents and then categorizing them. With out further ado, here are the links.


Getting Started with HANA on AWS –

Step by step instructions for setting up SAP HANA on AWS –

HANA Overview

SAP HANA Appliance Software  document list (many locked docs) –

Whitepaper – Technical Overview SAP HANA – &

(New – updated for SPS5) What’s New – Release nodes –

(New – updated for SPS5) SAP HANA Administration Guide (includes HDBSQL reference) –

(New) SAP HANA Technical Documents ZIP file –

Understanding HANA One –

HANA One quick start –

HANA Technical White Paper –

Product Road Map – SAP HANA –

Licensing / Pricing –

SAP HANA Hardware Specifications & Product Availability Matrix (PAM) –

Deep Dive into the SAP In-Memory Technology, Strategy, and Roadmap –

HANA Deep Dive –

Enterprise Architecture and HANA –

Master Guide to HANA –

(New – updated for SPS5) Technical Operations Manual – SAP HANA – (old)

System Order – SAP HANA –

Overall Installation Guide – SAP HANA 1.0 –

Installation & Configuration Overview – SAP HANA –

Installation, Implementation, Master Guides –

Studio Installation and Update Guide – SAP HANA In-memory Database SP04 –

Server Installation and Update Guide – SAP In-Memory Database –

Client Installation and Update Guide – SAP In-Memory Database 1.0 –

Efficient Transaction Processing in SAP HANA Database –

HANA for Developers

SAP HANA Developer Center in SAP Developer Center

The Road to HANA for Software Developers –

SAP HANA SQL Reference Documentation –

What’s New Release Notes – SAP HANA Appliance Software SPS 04 – What’s New – Release Notes.pdf

(New – Updated for SPS5) SAP HANA SQLScript Reference –

(New – Updated for SPS5) SAP HANA Developer Guide –

(New for SPS5) SAP HANA XS JavaScript Reference –

Technical Documents – SAP HANA –

Master Guide – SAP HANA SPS4 –

(New – Updated for SPS5) SAP HANA Security Guide –

(old) Security Guide – SAP HANA –

(old)Security Guide – SAP In-Memory Database –

Security and Authentication – SAP HANA –

Overview – SAP HANA Studio –

Modeling Features – SAP HANA –

SAP HANA Modelling Guide PDF –

Implementing Calculation Views – SAP HANA Modeling –

Aspects of the HANA-optimized InfoCube –

SQL Script in Nutshell –

SAP HANA Database – Partitioning and Distribution of Large Tables

HANA Analytics and BI Tools including BOBJ

(NEW 12-8) BusinessObjects on AWS Marketplace –

(New for SPS5) SAP HANA Information Composer –

Memory_How BI will change_.pdf –

Analytics Overview – Predictive Analytics with SAP HANA –

(New – updated for SPS5) SAP HANA Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) Reference –

(old)Predictive Analysis Library Manual –

(New – updated for SPS5) SAP HANA Business Function Library (BFL) Reference) –

(old) Business Function Library Manual –

Integrating R with HANA –

When SAP HANA met R ––first-kiss


High level steps of using SAP HANA and BI 4.0 tools –

Best Practices – Creating a universe on SAP HANA –

Using SAP HANA Variables with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 –

Setting up end to end security for SAP HANA and BI4.0 –

Installation Guide – SAP BusinessObjects Information Platform Services 4.0 Feature Pack 3 –

What’s new guide – SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office 1.2 SP5 –

What’s new guide – SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 –

User’s Guide – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 FP3 –

User’s Guide – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Rich Client 4.0 FP3 –

FAQ for IT – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer –

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer on BW on HANA –

Overview – Operational Reporting –

HANA Clients for different Reporting tools and their relations ships –

Unstructured Data –

Turbo Charge Big Data Analytics with SAP HANA and Hadoop –

Data Services

Data Provisioning – SAP HANA –

SAP HANA Information Composer V 1.0 – External Data Upload –

Extractor-based Data Acquisition by SAP HANA Direct Extractor –

Using the Direct Extractor Connection (DXC) –

SAP BusinessObjects Data Services 4.1 –

Installation Guide – SAP BusinessObjects Data Services XI 4.0 –

How To… load SAP Business Suite data into SAP HANA using SAP BusinessObjects Data Services –

Data Services Administrator’s Guide – SAP BusinessObjects –

SAP System Landscape Transformation SLT –

ETL – Extraction Transformation Loading –

Installation Guide – Trigger-Based Data Replication SAP HANA –

Overview Presentation – SAP LT Replication Server for SAP HANA –

Whitepaper – LT Replication Server –

Webinar: Replicating Data into the SAP HANA Database Using SAP LT Replication Server –

SAP LT Replication Server for SAP HANA SPS03 –

Replicating SAP system tables in HANA using SLT –

(New – Updated for SPS5) Security Guide – Trigger-Based Replication (SLT) SAP HANA – (old)

(obsolete) Security Guide – Log-Based Replication (SYBASE) SAP HANA –

(New – Updated for SPS5) Security Guide – Database Replication Security Guides – BODS –

How to invoke SAP HANA stored procedures from Data Services –

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Introduction – SAP HANA Data Center Readiness –

Introduction to High Availability for SAP HANA (NEW 11/27) –

Readiness Guide – SAP HANA

High Availability & Disaster Tolerance – SAP HANA –

Update & Patching – SAP HANA –

Manual Update Guide – SAP HANA 1.0 –

Administration & Monitoring – SAP HANA –

Administration Guide – SAP HANA In-Memory Database –

Backup and Recovery Guide – SAP In-Memory Database –

Database Persistence – SAP HANA – – also see 0102 – Foundation – Persistence in HANA.pdf


For real: Performance of the same SQL comparing Hana and another RDBMS –

Whitepaper – SAP HANA Performance –

Performance Test Report – SAP HANA –

SAP HANA Performance: 100TB Performance Test Results –

SAP HANA Memory Usage Explained –

Scalability – SAP HANA –

How to Delta Merge for SAP HANA –

SAP HANA-System Tables and Monitor Views Reference –

Query Performance – BW powered by SAP HANA –

Performance tuning tip to accelerate first query request Video –

SAP HANA SQL Optimizer Video –


Strategic Direction and Evolution – Data Warehouse Solutions from SAP –

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3, powered by SAP HANA –

Overview – BW Powered by HANA –

General Information for BW on HANA –

How To Size SAP BW on HANA – &

Mixed scenarios: BW on HANA and HANA datamart –

EDW and HANA –

Automated Processes for BW on HANA Migration –

Installation, Implementation, Master Guides for BW on HANA –

SAP NetWeaver 7.30 – BW Systemcopy ABAP –

DBA Aspects –

BW Housekeeping Tasks –

Important Housekeeping Principles for keeping your SAP NetWeaver BW in good shape –

Data Modeling –

Reporting on HANA models in BW-on-HANA –

Security / Authorization for HANA and BW –

Upgrade / Migration for BW objects –

Upgrade / Migration – General –

Java Stack for BW on HANA –

BW Planning Applications (IP) on HANA –

ABAP and developing on BW on HANA –

Mixed scenarios: BW on HANA and HANA datamart –

Data Modeling – BW InfoProviders –

BWA – SAP BW Accelerator vs HANA BW – &

SAP First Guidance – SAP Netweaver BW 7.30 on HANA Inventory InfoCubes –

HANA Based Solutions

What kinds of applications are being delivered on top of SAP HANA? –

Overview – Rapid Marts –

Period-End Closing –

Pricing Analytics –

Overview – SAP CO-PA Accelerator –

Profitability Analysis CO-PA –

Overview – Finance and Controlling Accelerator –

Info providers and data sources – SAP ERP RDS for Accelerated Finance and Controlling –

Analytical Banking – SAP HANA –

Banking Transaction History & Spend Analysis –

Liquidity Risk Management –

Enterprise Risk Management –

Real Time Enterprise Risk Reporting –

Overview – Deposits Management for Transaction History Analysis –

Real-Time Stress Testing Banking –

Overview – SAP Smart Meter Analytics –

Strategic Condition Management –

Market Basket Analysis for Promotion Management –

Scope – SAP ERP RDS for Accelerated Finance and Controlling with SAP HANA –

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    1. Bill Ramos Post author

      Thanks Juergen – I have to admit that I haven’t spent as much time reading the Solutions and BOBJ related topics as my focus is more around application development with HANA 😀 BOBJ will change in a hurry as I look to spin up a BOBJ AWS instance next week. The nice thing that you all have done was to reuse links for the upgraded SPS5 content. Then only link I needed to add was the What’s new link.



  1. Andy Silvey

    Hi Bill,

    that is indeed an excellent list,

    also make sure to checkout the Hana section of the SAP NetWeaver Basis Administrator’s Toolbox Wiki:

    That is the longest list of Hana related How-To and Guidance OSS Notes and Documentation available in one location on the Internet !

    All the best, great blog,


    1. Bill Ramos Post author

      Thanks Andy for the additional learning vector.

      I know there is a wealth of hidden information in the OSS notes – but for HANA on AWS developers who aren’t “official” SAP customers – it’s a black box. 🙁

      Hopefully, Juergen and company representing the interests of developers will convince SAP to open this valuable information up.



          1. Muthukumar Pasupathy

            Hi Bill,

            Really appreciate your exhaustive list of links/resources.

            I just wanted to say that the link –

            does NOT take me to a place where I can download something (as I was expecting). Instead, I am taken to the “About HANA” page of (


            Could you please take a look at this once and let me know where I can download this Doc 2171. Thanks for your time and effort.

  2. Former Member

    Oh, wow, one consildated list of all the useful resources. Its really very helpful for me to get the right and  important list of resources in single location with no time

  3. Former Member

    Thanks a lot for the Links. They were really very useful. I cleared my HANATEC exam couple of days back and  the above mentioned links covers all the topics.

  4. Former Member

    Hi Team,

    Can some one clarify me, whether any huge difference between HANA_ADM SPS05 and SPS06, and to appear in this SAP TechEd certification – C_HANATEC_1, HANA_ADM SPS05 material is sufficient or do we need SPS06 as manadatory. Please help me. Thanks

  5. Former Member

    Hello Bill,

    The links are no more working.Can you pls help provide correct links or some mapping to go via new URL?

    This blog is very useful and would help a lot if updated info is possible.

    Best Regards



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