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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: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows common use cases for HANA and Hadoop.

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

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: Source: SAP

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: Source: SAP

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: Source: SAP

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: Source: SAP

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: Source: SAP

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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Figure 8: Source: SAP

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?

A:  saphana.com

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:


Upcoming ASUG Enterprise Architecture-related webcasts:

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Learn more about Big Data from customer sessions at ASUG Annual Conference:

Adobe Shares Managing Big Data Across a Logical Data Warehouse with SAP HANA, SAP IQ, and Hadoop

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Industry-Leading Blueprint to Leverage Big Data for Competitive Advantage

Also learn about “Big Data” or HANA from the following ASUG Pre-conference sessions:

Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference SAPPHIRE with a Pre-Conference Session – Back and Better than Ever

In-depth sessions on EIM at ASUG Annual Conference: Try a pre-con!

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.

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