As part of the conference, the keynote was presented by Irfan Khan, who is the Head of Solution Management for Database and Data Warehousing as well as the Chief Technology Officer for the SAP Database & Technologies pillar.
Irfan’s keynote focused on ‘What Is Driving Technology at SAP?’, and ranged from discussion on programming for cache misses at the hardware level 20 years ago, to allelles and genome sequencing with HANA.
Later that day, Irfan gave me some of his time to sit down for an interview about his keynote and the Real-Time Data Platform (RTDP), which you can watch below.
Here are the key points in the video:
01:15 Key messages in Mastering SAP Technologies 2013 keynote
01:55 Overview of the RTDP
03:35 Timeframe to implement the RTDP
05:30 Foundational technologies underlying the RTDP
08:10 Common unified management and governance tool for RTDP
09:10 Implications for new application development with the RTDP
11:15 Implications of the RTDP for BI and DW professionals