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Interested in hands-on video tutorials showing what’s new for predictive in SPS7?



You likely already heard that SAP HANA SPS7 has now shipped?


Maybe you have already seen the presentations on what’s new in this release – such as Ronald Silberstein’sexcellent introduction what’s new in SPS7 predictive?


So you now have a good feel about what’s in this release and are au fait with the new predictive algorithms for clustering, classification, time series, data preparation, and statistics?


However you might be wondering exactly how to get started in taking advantage of all these goodies? You’d like to see it as well as hear about it? If so – read on…


The SAP HANA Academy produce hands-on video tutorials covering all aspects of SAP HANA and we’ve published a whole bunch for SPS7 – and plenty more are in the works! We’ve already published a tutorial for each and every new SAP HANA predictive analysis library (PAL) algorithm – so if you want to see how to perform agglomerated hierarchical clustering, apply support vector machine learning, optimize you time series forecasting, partition your data, or deal with troublesome missing values in your data – now you can!


The main are in the academy for the PAL is here SAP HANA Academy


Here are direct links to all of the new PAL videos currently published that feature SPS7:


Time Series

PAL: Forecast Smoothing


PAL: Clustering using Affinity Propagation

PAL: Clustering using Agglomerate Hierarchical

Data Preparation

PAL: Data Partitioning

PAL: Substitute Missing Values


PAL: Classification using Support Vector Machine


PAL: Univariate Statistics

PAL: Multivariate Statistics

PAL: Statistics: Chi Squared test for Fitness

PAL: Statistics: Chi Squared test for independence

PAL: Statistics: Equal Variance Test

Association Analysis

PAL: Apriori – new filters

PAL: Apriori – results in Relational Format


Also, here are some new AFL modeler tutorials that focus on new capabilities delivered with SPS7:


Application Function Modeler

AFM: Enhancements in SPS7

AFM: Link Prediction

AFM: Data Partitioning


Each tutorial is accompanied by the SQL script shown and you can also download the example data in order to try the algorithms out for yourself.


Happy viewing and your feedback is most welcome – in the comments below, tweet me @pmugglestone or



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      Author's profile photo Dawood Khalid
      Dawood Khalid

      Good for presentation !!!

      Author's profile photo Philip MUGGLESTONE
      Philip MUGGLESTONE
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      Update 13th December: Added links for 3 new AFL Modeler videos...

      Author's profile photo Philip MUGGLESTONE
      Philip MUGGLESTONE
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      Update 18th December: Added links for 2 new videos covering what's new for the Apriori algorithm in SPS7.