Last week the SAP Big Data Truck visited Poland during its European Tour. Two days of intensive discussions in Warsaw followed by one-day stop in Poznań.
Poznań was on the map for a good reason: the Big Data Smarter conference was organized that day at the University of Economics. SAP has long time University Alliances relationship with this university through cooperation with Professor Witold Abramowicz and his team at the Department of Information Systems. It is worth to mention that two SAP Mentors from Poland – Marek Kowalkiewicz and Michal Krawczyk – both graduated from University of Economics in Poznań too.
The conference started with introductory sessions: first one discussing the history and the context of Big Data presented by Prof Abramowicz and second one presenting the inner technology of SAP HANA platform delivered by Karol Dworak.
Prof Abramowicz reminded that the “Big Data” can be the new buzz word, but is not the new challenge. Volume, Variety and Veracity of the data had been around no matter if we were talking about 2MB in 1980s or 2PB of data in 2010s.
Then team of Prof Abramowicz presented applications they had been building with SAP HANA and other technologies. Impressive spectrum of Big Data use cases has been covered:
- Analysis of demand and supply on the energy market
- Sentiment analysis on the consumer market
- Management of micronetworks of energy prosumers
- Applying graph processing and visualization to analysis of social networks
- Threat detection in marine traffic based on AIS data
- Optimization of public procurement
- Monitoring (illegal) content in deep web
The University of Economy in Poznań and SAP will continue their partnership through announced Smart and Big Data Science Research & Innovation Center.