Last week, SAP and Google have announced strategic partnership details are here: http://news.sap.com/flexibility-scalability-speed-sap-google-strategic-partnership/ and I have shared a blog post https://blogs.sap.com/2017/03/10/sap-and-google-has-declared-a-strategic-partnership-what-does-it-mean/
Today I want to share my fist test drive results. First things first, I have enrolled Google Cloud Platform. Before being enrolled I have read what Google Cloud Platform offers about SAP HANA. At the moment there are two main offerings: SAP HANA BYOL and SAP HANA, Express Edition, I have decided to go with SAP HANA Express Edition, since it seems more easy 🙂
Google Cloud Platform is seems free, but in real it is not. After getting enrolled GCP grants you 300 USD free credit, many services in the platfrom are not free, but don’t worry Google does not want to cheat you, all transactions are in good control and no billing without your control.
I have easily enrolled by giving credit card information. Google says this is required, because I might be Robot !
I really like the Google Cloud Platform, it is similar to Sap Cloud Platform, but little bigger 🙂 To be honest I feel myself like Alice through the Rabbit hole. It is not easy to find how to deploy SAP HANA express Edition. But after exploring couple of minutes, I have found my way. But there is one better way: to read a tutorial: https://www.sap.com/developer/tutorials/hxe-gcp-getting-started-launcher.html
On the left-end side Cloud Launcher is the place that you can found everything you need at the beginning.
After opening the door of Cloud Launcher, I have really entered a great ballroom. I have entered the Database room:
My lovely HANA Express Edition was there at the bottom 🙂
I go with the recommended configuration which is 2 vCPUs and 13 GB of memory, it says that estimated cost will be 142.24 USD by 730 hours per month with 0.195 per hour.
I have deployed my fist HANA Express Edition less than 5 mins.
And ofcourse I have checked my billing status.
More to come…