/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/sap_bigdata_chat_hana_and_hadoop_640_261679.jpgToday’s analytics best practices architectures are quickly becoming obsolete – but the new best-practices have yet to be defined.

There are many questions to be answered:

  • Should business people care? Or is this just a plumbing issue for IT?
  • What will your data warehouse be replaced with in the future? Will it be open-source NoSQL technology like Hadoop? Or in-memory technologies like SAP HANA? Or some combination of the two?
  • But do we still want or need data warehouses? What could replace them?
  • Which technologies are the cheapest to use? What happens to our existing data warehousing infrastructures?
  • Who are the pioneers of these new architectures? What issues have they run into?

If you have any of these questions – or others – come join the first SAP Big Data Chat, on Wednesday 21st of August, 8am PT / 11 am ET / 5pm CET.

Steve Lucas and I will be on camera via Google Hangout discussing SAP and Big Data, and we’ll be using twitter (#SAPChat) to gather questions – you can get more details on the official blog post.

There’s no formal presentation, and no need to sign up – just turn up at the right time, and ask your toughest, most interesting questions (or send them to us in advance).

See you there!

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  1. Tammy Powlas

    What about the ethics of big data, especially in light of recent events?

    What does SAP define as big data?

    Today we heard more of a marketing use case for Big Data internally at SAP.  Are there more to share?  What is being done with the 1B records being mined from SCN? 

    Recent surveys have shown that Big Data is hype, and not high in the industry priorities.  Why does SAP see this differently?

    Are there any special “Big Data” sessions we should look for at the Fall events such as the ASUG BusinessObjects User Conference and the SAP TechEd’s?

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