Brought to you by SAP and Google Cloud
Have you heard? On May 15, 2017 at the SAP Global Partner Summit in Orlando, Florida, Sam Yen, SAP chief design officer, and Nan Boden, Google Cloud head of Global Technology Partners, announced the Intelligent App Challenge to encourage innovative application development on SAP HANA, express edition on Google Cloud Platform by our ISV and SI partners.
Starting today Monday June 5, 2017, we are accepting submissions through August 1, 2017. Judges include industry luminaries, experts, developers, pundits, and industry analysts. Winning entries could receive Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits up to $20,000, tickets to SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2017, and SAPPHIRE NOW 2018. Winners and finalists receive special mention at TechEd.
Entries to the Intelligent App Challenge must be built on GCP with SAP HANA, express edition. Extra consideration will be given to entries who use machine learning tools and capabilities.
Register for the Intelligent App Challenge to get access to and receive notifications for a weekly “how-to” and live office hours.
In the meantime, I’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and answers. Email if you have questions. See you at the live office hours hangout!
The Intelligent App Challenge FAQ
I’M NEW TO THIS
Any resources to help me try it?
Yes! We have tutorials and code snippets available on our Resources page. We will hold LIVE OFFICE HOURS on Google Hangouts to answer your questions and demonstrate techniques. Register to get notified.
BACKGROUND ON THE CONTEST
Whose contest is this anyway?
Google and SAP are jointly sponsoring this contest. Read more here.
Why are SAP & Google partnering?
SAP has a long history at the center of business and technology. More than 345,000 customers worldwide, including 87% of the Forbes Global 2000, work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively with SAP’s broad suite of products. With this partnership Google offers SAP customers the opportunity to leverage Google Cloud to accelerate their digital transformation and convert data into actionable insights and business outcomes. Read more here.
SETTING UP & USING YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Do I need to pay to use SAP HANA, express edition for the contest?
You will need a credit card before beginning, to confirm that you are not a robot. Your credit card will not be billed until you give permission. Signing up with GCP you get $300 credit. This should be adequate to use SAP HANA, express edition for the duration of the contest.
Where do I get SAP HANA, express edition?
You can find the SAP HANA, express edition in the Google Launcher. The process to do this is very fast and simple making SAP HANA, express edition a few clicks away from executing in the Google Cloud Platform. Follow the tutorial here see how use the Google Launcher and you will have the server-only version of HXE ready.
An FAQ on SAP HANA, express edition is here.
Get your Google Cloud Platform account
You can find a tutorial on setting up a Google Cloud Platform account here.
Start your SAP HANA express edition instance with Google Launcher
How can I ramp up on SAP HANA express edition?
- Read this tutorial to walk through how to set up SAP HANA, express edition, using the Google Cloud Launcher on the Google Cloud Platform.
- Check out our Resources page for tutorials that you can use to get ramped up.
What’s the biggest instance of SAP HANA, express edition that I can get on GCP?
What is the supported Operating System?
Can you scale out?
No, scale-up deployment is the only option.
Do you have code samples to show me?
Here is a demo not included in the announcement documented here, using Google Spreadsheets. It works and you are free to borrow the code samples (and improve them into dynamic and more reusable code). Also check out some of the cool stuff on the App Engine to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate SAP and Google.