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Where to look for the latest SAP HANA information?

I have to admit, I’m still having problems navigating around the different SAP HANA community sites. There is one for developers using AWS for free, another for developers who use SAP HANA One from the AWS Marketplace, a general SAP HANA for business, and who knows what else?

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I thought I’d put together another one of my lists of resources for SAP HANA and cross-post the heck out of it 🙂 Oh – BTW, the kind folks at SAP informed me that cross-posting is a no-no. 😯 Instead I’ll rely on cross-posting the LinkedIn groups that I mentioned below. 😉 It’s also a pain to make updates in multiple locations.

List of Resources from SAP

SAP HANA Developer Center

This is my favorite hangout – http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana. For the most part, it’s a place for developers using SAP HANA, either at SAP or in the real world, to share great technical information.

SAP HANA One on AWS

You got problems? Post your questions here – http://www.saphana.com/community/learn/cloud-info/cloud/hana-platform-aws. This is where the SAP HANA support team is hanging out. I can generally get a response within 1 hour after posting a question.

SAP HANA and In-Memory Business Data Management

Looking for the latest news from the SAP HANA marketing team? Set your RSS feed to content here – http://scn.sap.com/community/hana-in-memory. This site also has a mix of technical content from folks, so you you’ll need to hunt for nuggets. Hopefully, the technical content will move to the SAP HANA Developer Center 🙂

SAP HANA “Community” Blog

If you want to here what key people from SAP have to say about SAP HANA, check out the http://www.saphana.com/community/blogs site. It looks like a managed site as no one from the actually community can add their blog posts to the site. My hope is that some day I’ll be able to guest post. Sort of like making the “Cover of the Rolling Stones” magazine.

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SAP HANA Document Library

The best way that I keep up with the latest documentations is to setup an RSS feed to http://www.saphana.com/community/implement/technology.

This site has the latest document postings from the experts at SAP. It was one of my primary sources for my blog post – http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana/blog/2012/11/30/the-ultimate-set-of-hana-related-links-from-sap. I just added my own categories. 😉

SAP Mentors

Of course, there is the SAP Mentor site at http://scn.sap.com/community/sap-mentors. There is a lot of great content from folks that are the experts across all SAP products. To learn more about the SAP Mentor program, check out http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-23155.


Help.SAP.com/HANA

Thank you Vladislav Volodin for pointing out http://help.sap.com/hana for the latest documentation on SAP HANA. This was one of my primary results for by earlier post – http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana/blog/2012/11/30/the-ultimate-set-of-hana-related-links-from-sap. Don’t expect to find any community at this location – just the facts, ma’am.

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List of Outside SAP Community Resources

Bluefin solutions

Ever since SAP TechEd 2012, I started to follow the folks at BlueFin – http://www.bluefinsolutions.com/insights/blog/?category=HANA. They have some great consultants working on SAP HANA and are willing to share their insights.

SAP and Amazon Web Services

The folks at Amazon have a very nice landing page with the latest information of there certified SAP solutions at http://aws.amazon.com/sap/.

LinkedIn

There are two groups that I cross post my blogs to: In-Memory SAP HANA (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3683024&trk=anet_ug_hm) and SAP HANA – a subgroup of SAP Community (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4089577&trk=anet_ug_hm). Both groups are “locked” but they let most people in. Both have decent discussions about SAP HANA and every now and then I pick up a new source. Like any LinkedIn group, there are plenty of head hunters posing opportunities. 😉

Call for Help

I’m sure I’m missing lots of additional resources. For example, I didn’t touch Facebook or Twitter, although I do have a Twitter list in the works. If you know a great source of content that’s updated on a regular basis, please share it with everyone by posting a comment on this blog. In addition, don’t be afraid to Rate and Like the post.

Enjoy!

Bill Ramos, Database Architect, Advaiya Inc

Follow me on Twitter @billramo


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      Author's profile photo Jansi Rani Murugesan
      Jansi Rani Murugesan

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for sharing! I believe more than half in the SAP World has these question n mind about HANA, where to start and how to start and this blog surely guide them.

      Useful one!!

      Regards,

      Jansi

      Author's profile photo Bill Ramos
      Bill Ramos
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jansi,

         Thank you for the kind words.

      Regards,

      Bill

      Author's profile photo Vladislav Volodin
      Vladislav Volodin

      I would also add help.sap.com/hana This link has tons of interesting information.

      Author's profile photo Bill Ramos
      Bill Ramos
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vladislav,

          Thanks for the reference! I'll add the update.

      Regards,

      Bill

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt

      Love your compendium of HANA content and yes it would be great if they were consolidated to onestop shop.  Following Vijay Vijayasankar here is another great info source!

      Author's profile photo Bill Ramos
      Bill Ramos
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Marilyn,

         Thanks for the words of encouragement! I will indeed follow Vijay.

      Regards,

      Bill

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      Former Member

      Hi Bill,

      I'm the HANA social media lead and there are opportunities to blog on www.saphana.com as well, we love having external guest bloggers on the site.

      Feel free to reach out to me for more information!

      Cheers,
      Dorothea

      Author's profile photo Bill Ramos
      Bill Ramos
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Dorothea,

          It's a pleasure to "meet" you. I'm looking forward to SPS5 coming out on AWS. Assuming that everything works as expected, I would be interested in blogging about using Excel and the Microsoft BI tools with HANA.

      Regards,

      Bill

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      Former Member

      Hi Bill!

      Yes very nice virtually meeting you 🙂

      Feel free to reach out to me either here or Twitter (@D_Sieber) whenever you're ready to publish a blog on saphana.com and I will make sure we assist you in getting started!

      Cheers,
      Dorothea

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      Former Member

      Also you can tweet about your blogs by using #SAP #HANA or get in touch with us via the @SAPInMemory Twitter handle. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Bill,

      Very useful blog. Although we are indeed aware of these links, collating them together is a wonderful idea, especially who are doing self Ramp-up study in this area.

      Regards,

      Suma

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      Former Member

      Thats realy helpful.. thanks

      Author's profile photo Janet Min
      Janet Min

      Really very very helpful, thank you very much 😀