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Topics’ covered

  1.What is SAP HANA Platform

  2.Key Benefits of SAP HANA

  3.HANA Cloud Integration (HCI)

  4.What are the offerings in SAP HANA Account

  5.How to Get a Free SAP HANA Account

  6.Links for Downloading Basic tools for SAP HANA application developments

  7.Options other than  HCI for integrating SAP Cloud to SAP ERP /CRM

1.SAP HANA Platform

SAP HANA, short for “High-Performance Analytic Appliance” is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed and marketed by SAP AG.It runs massively parallel, thus exploiting the maximum out of multi core processors and subsequently enabling very fast query execution. SAP HANA is deployable as an on-premise appliance, or in the cloud.  It is a revolutionary platform that’s best suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications. At the core of this real-time data platform is the SAP HANA database which is fundamentally different than any other database engine in the market today (figure 1).

There are basically two types of database management systems in the market one typically good at transactional workloads and other for analytical workloads. When transactional DBMS products are used for analytical workloads, they require you to separate your workloads into different databases (OLAP and OLTP). You have to extract data from your transactional system (ERP), transform that data for reporting, and load it into a reporting database (BW). The reporting database still requires significant effort in creating and maintaining tuning structures such as aggregates and indexes to provide even moderate performance.

SAP HANA is having hybrid structure for processing transactional workloads and analytical workloads fully in-memory, so it is having best of both the type.

  2.Key benefits include:

  • Use bi-directional integration to connect your cloud and enterprise applications
  • Gain a unified view of all business data and eliminate data entry
  • Simplify and centralize monitoring and management of integrations
  • Speed implementation using pre-packaged integration content
  • Lower TCO with an affordable, pay-as-you-go subscription model and minimal up-front investme

3.SAP HANA Cloud Integration

SAP HCI short of HANA Cloud Integration is integration as a service solution from SAP. One can Quickly and seamlessly connect the cloud applications to other SAP and non-SAP enterprise software – without extensive coding in secure and reliable environment

SAP HANA Cloud Integration facilitates the integration of business processes and data across on-premise and cloud applications. Process integration capabilities allow you to integrate business processes spanning different companies, organizations, or departments within an organization. Data integration capabilities allow you to efficiently and securely use ETL (extract, transform, load) tasks to move data between on-premises systems and the cloud.

SAP HANA Cloud Integration is SAP’s cloud middleware technology that can be purchased on a subscription basis.  It is used by many of SAP’s cloud applications.  The prepackaged integration content delivered by SAP Cloud for Customer leverages the process integration capabilities.

4.Get ready and have a Hana Trial  Free Account(Provided by Open SAP) : –

An account on SAP HANA Cloud Platform-

Every account has  :

  1. a.Resources
  2. b.Users
  3. c.Applications
  4. d.Data
  5. e.Configuration for Applications

  1. a.Resources can be hardware or services that resides for your account

Users For example : The compute Unit that can be 1 to 4 quartz of cpu

2 to 16 gb of ram, storage for structure or unstructured data, bandwidth on your account ,services that reside as service on your account for exapmple portal,gateway as a dervice or sap mobile platform cloud version .

  1. b.Users : Each account also host Users that are allowed to work in account for starting stopping and deploy applications etc
  1. c.Applications : Applications which can be run in the account
  1. d.Data : Written by the application in the account
  1. e.Configuration : Authorization and configurations for the applications

Every account is assigned to a datacenter

Every Account is fully isolated so that only one user can access the account and no one else

5.You can login to Account Landing page from the below link

After registering on the Hana Cloud Landing Page  the following page comes continue here

Account Landing Page –

Account Central  page consists of  following important Links on the page

There are three services there

  1. 1.SAP Hana Cloud Portal

   2 SAP Mobile Platform

   3.SAP ODATA Provisioning

We have the following options in the  Content Management section

Account Dashboard

Hana XS Application

Hana instances

Java Applications

Database Schemas

HTML5 Applications









Tools that you will requite to Develop your application for SAP HANA Cloud

We need to install Eclipse ID with SAP Hana Cloud Tool Installed

6.You can download Apllication development and HCI Tools From the Following Link

.Tools Overview

ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver

Modeling Tools for SAP BW powered by SAP HANA

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools

Latest SDK Available for Eclipse Kepler and Eclipse Luna Link :  –

SAP HANA Cloud Platform SDK for Java EE 6 Web Profile

SAP NetWeaver Gateway Productivity Accelerator

SAP HANA Cloud Integration Tools.

7.Options for Integrating SAP Cloud to SAP ERP /CRM

There are three options as of now

SAP HANA Cloud Integration

SAP Net weaver Process Integration or SAP Net weaver Process Orchestration

Third Party integration tool 

Which one to use between SAP HCI or SAP PI while integrating SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C) with ERP

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration is recommended anytime you already use NW PI. If you have the skillset and you are using NW PI already, then the cloud application becomes another end-point for NW PI.  All the prepackaged integration content, including ESR content, can be downloaded from the service marketplace.

HCI is recommended for all customers who are not using NW PI/PO  

References : SAP HANA sites and various blogs .

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