SAP’s David Parker gave this webcast to ASUG. He covered why big data apparent in marketplace and what the next generation of architecture looks like. Part 1 is here How to Empower Architects to Build Next Generation Architecture ASUG Webcast Summary
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Figure 1 shows common use cases for HANA and Hadoop.
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Regarding Figure 2 shows SAP Data Services is the SAP “ETL tool of choice”
It can be used to load to Hadoop/HANA
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Figure 3 shows HANA as the hub; focal point of entry
With Smart Data Access data is not put data in HANA
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Figure 4 shows more about smart data access. You can run a query on Teradata and move results to HANA to leverage what you build up
It is query and data federation
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Figure 5 shows data provisioning, including Cloud with virtualized environments
Recently there have been announcements about HANA on VM / VMWare
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Figure 6 asks: What are your data needs?
The speaker said it comes from the standard DBA school set – how to query, change the data, view the data.
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Figure 7 shows how to create a table in HIVE if data is in Hadoop
Create DSN, create DLL in HANA studio, create remote procedure
Credentials for user ID and password
Create the virtual table
The speaker said it is not “rocket science”
Create the virtual tables to access the third party data sources
After doing that build application using the HANA tables
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It doesn’t have to be SAP data. It can be a non-SAP data to help amplify the value of data
The 3 V’s of big data been around for many years. HANA + Hadoop make it easier for users to run analytics as it combines structured and unstructured analytics
It can provide information quickly using a tablet/mobile
With the evolving nature of Apache Hadoop, it will be more embraced as it matures – moves from storage layer to true textual capabilities, its own operating system, providing “instant results and infinite storage”
Question & Answer
Q: Architects have to look at big architecture – is SAP making it easier to interface with Hadoop and skill sets?
A: Nothing is free, cost on Hadoop is building the skillset. SAP’s Smart Data Access hides it from end user
Q: What is the best way for people to engage with SAP to put this all together?
Worked with universities, SAP education
Q: What will we hear at SAPPHIRE?
A: 20 sessions on Big Data; will see emphasis on Cloud, and hear from customers using the product
Q: Do you have customers who have used HANA and Hadoop?
A: Yes…can’t disclose publicly
Upcoming ASUG Big Data Webcasts:
- June 16: Learn How to Process Big Data Faster Using the Power of SAP Data Services 4.2 and SAP HANA
- August 5: Harness the Big Data Monster – Make it Work for You
Upcoming ASUG Enterprise Architecture-related webcasts:
- May 20: Enterprise Architecture Best Practices
- June 19: Business Modeling and Architecture for Business Process Orchestration
- June 24: What’s the Future of Architecture Modeling Tools
- June 26: SAP PowerDesigner: Gartner EA MQ Leader: Why Not Use the Industry Leader for Your EA Implementation?
- July 8: Using SAP PowerDesigner to Integrate SAP Solutions into Your Enterprise
Learn more about Big Data from customer sessions at ASUG Annual Conference:
Also learn about “Big Data” or HANA from the following ASUG Pre-conference sessions:
If you have a big data story to share, ASUG invites you to submit an abstract for SAP dcode for Las Vegas (aka SAP TechEd) – call for sessions is open now through May 25th – follow this link to create a speaker account where you can formally submit your proposal, review important deadlines, and other general information about SAP d-code.