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My Learning from TechEd Bangalore – Day 1

Hi Everyone,

It was a great week as I got to participate in TechEd. It was very special as I was attending my first TechEd.

Check my Learning from Day 2 and Day 3:

My Learning from TechEd Bangalore – Day 2 – SAP River, Augmented Reality and HANA Developer Tools

My Learning from TechEd Bangalore – Day 3 Geolocation Data, RDS, HANA Live, HANA Cloud Platform

So in this blog I would like to share my learning from Day 1.

The TechEd started with Keynote from Dr. Vishal Sikka.

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He explained the HANA Effect stating that HANA uses massive power of modern multicore processors and multicore machines, HANA is more than a database and has become a platform for SAP

He explained some of the statistics as shown below:

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He explained that when HANA was launched, it could perform 2 billion integer scans per second per core but now because of advances in both HANA technology and processors.from Intel, HANA is able to perform 3.5 billion integer scans per second per core. At present HANA is using Ivy Bridge processors from Intel and in the upcoming April next year Haswell processors from Intel will be available and then HANA would be able to perform 5 billion integer scans per second per core.

He then went on to explain current Landscape that Customers use today as shown below:

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The current Landscape can be dramatically simplified by using different HANA Applications and HANA Cloud platform as shown below.

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Then Michael Reh came onto the stage and told that more customers are adopting HANA. You can learn more about HANA momentum from the below pic

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He then told that in India, there are more than 130 customers who are running HANA.

He then went on to explain new features in HANA SPS7.

You can learn more about What’s New in HANA SPS7 from the below link:

http://help.sap.com/hana/Whats_New_SAP_HANA_Platform_Release_Notes_en.pdf

Then Jake Klein came on to stage to share more information on River Language

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He told that using RDL(River Definition Language), developers can focus on what they want from the application to do and not how an application runs.

He told that through their Pilot projects SAP has observed that with River, the code can be reduced by 5 – 10 times.to run an app.

He also told about dedicated SAP River site: SAP River – you can sign up here and experience coding in River.

After this Michael Reh made a great  announcement for OpenUI5.

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Many developers in the community have been writing about making SAP UI5 Open Source and finally SAP has launched OpenUI5

http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/front-end/blog/2013/11/20/reasons-why-sap-should-open-source-sapui5

http://scn.sap.com/community/events/teched/blog/2013/11/15/the-12-days-of-teched–my-wish-list-for-teched-bangalore

Learn What is OpenUI5 here: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/front-end/blog/2013/12/11/what-is-openui5-sapui5

Learn more about OpenUI5 here: http://sap.github.io/openui5/index.html

After that Soumya showed a demo on SAP Lumira using IPL Cricket data.

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She showed that it is very easy to analyse data and share the analysis using cloud through Lumira.

You can learn more about What’s New in SAP Lumira SP13 from here:

http://scn.sap.com/community/lumira/blog/2013/10/29/whats-new-in-sap-lumira-sp13

Also watch Lumira Tutorials from here:

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-26507

Then Bernd Leukert came on to the stage and he told that before the Teched at Las Vegas, SAP had 450+ Suite on HANA Customers but in the last 4-6 weeks, 100 more customers have opted for Suite on HANA.

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At the end of the keynote, SAP Ganges – a business retail network was announced

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Learn more about SAP Ganges here: SAP GANGES CPG

http://scn.sap.com/community/business-trends/blog/2013/12/12/sap-ganges-helps-it-flow-to-retail-customers-that-most-vendors-ignore

You can watch the complete Keynote below:

SAP Executive Keynote Bangalore: Dr. Vishal Sikka | SAP TechEd Online

After that, I attended a Demo Session on “HANA Data Marts” where we were shown videos on different Data Provisioning techniques.

We were shown How to load data using Flat Files, Data Services and SLT. We were also shown how to use Smart Data Access. Most of these things I already knew 😉

You can check my blog http://scn.sap.com/community/hana-in-memory/blog/2013/08/17/hana-reference-for-developers–links-and-sap-notes to get links to all the Data Provisioning technologies and learn more about them.

After that in the evening, I attended a lecture on “Security in Different SAP HANA Scenarios”

For all the figures shown below, the credit goes to SAP.

The below figure shows HANA Security Architecture

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For Authentication/SSO we can use SQL Access or HTTPAccess(HANA XS):

We can log on to HANA through SQL access using Username and Password, Kerberos or SAML(Security Assertion Markup Language)

We can also log on to HANA through HTTP access using Username and Password(basic authentication and form based authentication), SAML, X.509 and SAP Logon Tickets.

We can also define Password policies like password length, password complexity etc.

For Authorization, we have different privileges built into SAP HANA like System Privileges, Analytic Privileges, SQL Privileges, Package Privileges and Application privileges.

For logging on to HANA, users and roles must exist in the Identity Store


SAP HANA provides SSL for communication Encryption and Data Encryption for Data Volumes on disk


SAP HANA also provides Audit Logging –  provides logging of configuration changes, user, role and privilege changes, data access logging.

We can also create our own policies for audit logging  and the audit trail is written in Linux Syslog


We can have the following three HANA Security Scenarios.


Scenario 1:

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The above scenario is a 3-tier scenario like using BW on HANA or Business Suite on HANA.

In this scenario, the Security is generally implemented in Application Server and HANA functions are only used to manage administrative access to data.

Scenario 2:

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The above scenario is Data Mart Scenario.in which we replicate data from Source system to HANA and then use reporting tools like BO to analyse data.

The security functions are taken care by HANA like privileges to consume HANA views, privileges for users or roles, managing administrative access to data.

Scenario 3:

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The above scenario is a 2 tier architecture making use of light weight web application server present in HANA and reporting is done using browser based applications built using HANA XS.

In this scenario, security is completely handled by HANA like Authentication, Authorization, Encryption, Audit Logging and securing Web applications.

So we got to know about above three HANA Scenarios and how security is taken care of in these cases.

To learn more about HANA Security, read the following guides:

SAP HANA Platform – SAP Help Portal Page

Also read HANA Administration Guide:

http://help.sap.com/hana/SAP_HANA_Administration_Guide_en.pdf

Regards,

Vivek

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good way to refresh the topics..

      Keep it up...

      For me SAP LUMIRA was very much interesting.... Looking forward to see some topics that you have attended on SL...

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Limbadri

      I attended only one demo session on Lumira, mostly I attended sessions on HANA only.

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      As-usual great presentation vivek. Thanks for your efforts and time to share with us.

      Thanks

      Raman

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks a lot for your appreciation Raman.

      It means a lot to me

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Kumar Mayuresh
      Kumar Mayuresh

      Vivek

      Great summary 🙂

      Regards

      Kumar

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Mayuresh

      Regards,

      Vivek

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      Former Member

      Nice writeup Vivek!

      Hope to hear more from you in the continuing days, especially on the newly released features across hana ecosystem.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks for your appreciation Sumit.

      I have also written a blog on Day 2 - a bit about River and Augmented Reality with HANA

      You can check it here:

      http://scn.sap.com/community/hana-in-memory/blog/2013/12/15/my-learning-from-teched-bangalore--day-2

      Regards,

      Vivek

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      Former Member

      Nice Summary 🙂 .. Thanks for sharing..

      Regards

      Shabnam

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Shabnam

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nicely written.

      Just like journo writes! 😉

      Regards,

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Raju 🙂

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      Former Member

      Well written...

      Thankx for sharing

      Regards,

      Chandrakanth

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Chandra

      Author's profile photo Krishna Chaitanya
      Krishna Chaitanya

      Really good one from you.  Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us.

      Regards,

      Krishna Chaitanya.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Krishna

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice and brief.. Thanks for sharing !!

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks  Syed

      Author's profile photo Praveen Kumar
      Praveen Kumar

      Hi Vivek,

                 Nice Doc  nd inspiring one.

      B/R.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Praveen

      Author's profile photo Raj Kumar Salla
      Raj Kumar Salla

      Nicely presented. Good job.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks for the appreciation Raj 🙂

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo SANTOSH HIREMATH
      SANTOSH HIREMATH

      Thanks for Sharing...Good One.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Santosh

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      Just feel that I am attending Teched after reading your document.

      Regards,

      Sushant

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks for the appreciation Sushant 🙂

      Regards,

      Vivek

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      Lot of information, Lots of photography, Lots of sharing. Nice Vivek.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks a lot Kumar

      Regards,

      Vivek

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      nice blog vivek.........

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Laxmikant

      Author's profile photo Krishna Tangudu
      Krishna Tangudu

      Excellent narration.. Vivek

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks Krishna

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      Former Member

      Hi Vivek,

      Good Day!

      Fabulous work! Thanks for sharing about SAP Teched!

      I feel like I was there in SAP Teched. Keep up the good work!

      Once again! Special thanks for all your efforts. Nice Blog! 😎

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj
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      Thanks a lot for your appreciation Hari 🙂

      You can also check my other blog regarding Day 2 and Day 3

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Rama Shankar
      Rama Shankar

      Vivek, nice blog - thanks! 🙂