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With the annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference from May 5-7th in Orlando just days away, I want to share some fantastic Data Warehouse sessions that need to be on your agenda. Here are some of the top data warehouse sessions you shouldn’t miss.

  • Simplify Your Data Warehouse While Meeting Tough Requirements

When: May 5, 2015 2:30PM- 2:50PM  Theater 5

Customer: AmerisourceBergen

Explore ways to meet the new demands expected from data warehouse, including handling greater data volumes with lower latency. See how drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen consolidated business warehouses and accelerators into one 14 TB instance of the SAP BW powered by SAP HANA application with near-line storage and achieved 100% performance gains.

  • SAP BW on SAP HANA migration – A Story of Failed Start to Amazing & Successful Ending

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:30PM -1:30PM S330G

Customer: Under Armour

Under Armour started its SAP Business Warehouse (BW) on SAP HANA migration journey in 2013 but encountered significant issues and failures that resulted in shelving and cancelling the initiative. In 2014, a fresh approach, migration strategy, approach and executed the plan that was able to achieve amazing results zero impact to business, improved speed, and no post go live issues.

  • Panel: Get Real-World Insights from Our SAP HANA Innovation Award Winners

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 5:30PM- 6:00PM Theater 5

Customers: The SAP Innovation Award winners will be selected from the award finalists

Envision the possibilities for transforming work and everyday life with in-memory computing. Meet the winners of the SAP HANA Innovation Award, and learn how they are successfully using the SAP HANA platform to drive innovation and positively impact their workforce, partners, customers, and society.

  • Modernize Business with an In-Memory Data Warehouse Architecture

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:00AM – 11:20AM PT410

Recognize quantifiable, observable financial benefits with an in-memory data warehouse. Learn how the SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA application provides an approach to establishing a business case for modernizing your organization.

  • Manage Your Data by Value with Dynamic Tiering

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 5:00PM – 5:45PM PT415

This discussion looks at how dynamic tiering can transform businesses by managing all data costs effectively while maintaining performance. See how SAP HANA dynamic tiering lets business warehouse users create powerful analytic applications that can operate on large data sets while significantly reducing the in-memory footprint and lowering costs.

Of course, these are only a small selection of the many great HANA Platform and Data Warehouse sessions that will be available to you at SAPPHIRE NOW. More information for planning your agenda can be found here:

The SAP HANA experience at SAPPHIRE includes hundreds of sessions packed with insights from customers, partners and HANA experts; demonstrations showcasing the latest innovations; Special Interest Activities (SIAs) for networking and fun, and much more.

But, if I don’t see you in Orlando, you can still be part of the action by watching online live or on-demand. Online broadcast

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