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ASUG Webcast Review – SAP HANA Big Data & Hadoop

These are my notes from the ASUG webcast last week (notes as I heard them).

The legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

The speaker said he worked SAP SHINE – core content for developers to learn about SAP HANA; this is something you can try for yourself in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL).


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Big data, data is generated in different areas, targeting different users, access data in multiple silos and locations

It is generated from transaction systems, OLAP and OLTP.

It is generated from social media world in various product areas

It includes merge structured and unstructured and brand sentiment

Predictive maintenance for auto companies includes how long emissions will turn, will it require maintenance

It includes stream data real time and do advanced analysis

Network optimization for distribution of networks, fraud detection, personalized care, right treatment at the right time

Churn includes customers track who talks about product; CPG use case

As data is exploding, things becomes data challenged for IT teams


Figure 2: Source, SAP

As data is exploding, IT teams are looking for new architecture for data generated by different systems

Hadoop adopted by different customers, access the cold data that they don’t access everyday, and is an Open Source community

Why SAP for Big Data

SAP has 90K customers including cloud, mobility, applications, platform, and analytics


Figure 3: Source: SAP

SAP positions HANA as a platform and an RDBMS.

Hadoop is one of the areas where integrate SAP HANA with Hadoop

They want to merge two capabilities to provide big data use cases and combine real time with cold data in Hadoop


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows OLAP and OLTP capabilities, including search and predictive

HANA SP09 provides native capabilities with streaming

  • – Data provisioning, streaming
  • – Spatial, business rules, planning, PAK
  • – Application function libraries – AFL, PAL


Figure 5: Source: SAP

SAP has done co-innovation with Intel, released data virtualization with Hadoop – now work with Intel and Cloudera cloud distribution data hub

SAP has a partnership with Hortonworks as well.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows different integration mechanisms, provision from SAP and non-SAP

It integrates with various distribution vendors using smart data access.

It has big data use case scenarios

It brings in the right amount of data at the right time

It is open to other partner distributions


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows machine data to process data, capture from sensors

On the right side is omnichannel with unstructured data from different sites


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 is planned for next release, to connect devices through Gateway, with a release adapter SDK kit to leverage in-house product portfolio.  This is coming to SAP TechEd


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows you can purchase big data apps

Some apps are by SAP Startup Focus program


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows the solution architecture

On the bottom is the HANA platform, different data sources

It includes BI tools, Mobile platforms

It will work on premise and cloud


Figure 11: Source:  SAP

Figure 11 shows the HANA and Hadoop roadmap where SQL access to Hive tables in HANA

Also coming is remote caching from the Map Reduce job, to cache on Hadoop side

Planned innovations SP09 – seen limitations from HIVE ODBC side – plan to provide new capability to bypass Hive

SAP will work with partners to certify distributions with HANA

Future direction includes advanced Smart Data Access

SAP has hands on session for Hadoop Integration at SAP TechEd && d-code Vegas (hands-on sessions open up for registration the week of September 26)

Consider joining ASUG on Monday October 20th for a pre-conference session on Big Data – see Big Data in Enterprise Information Management for Better Data Governance ASUG / SAP TechEd && d-code Pre-Conference session

Also see ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas – 2014 Blog Collection

Announcing ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-Conference Sessions

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      Very good summary! Thank you!