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SAP HANA as a Service and SAP Analytics Cloud – “Better Together” Webinar Recap

This was an SAP webcast from last week.

Upcoming webcasts:

June 25: BI: New Augmented Analytics Uses Cases

July 16 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning Roadmap Update

July 24 BI: Overview of Latest BI Features in SAP Cloud Analytics

September 3 BI: Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI4.3

September 10 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise customers – Roadmap Update


SAP HANA as a Service provides instant provisioning, rapid deployment, & elastic scalability. It also features a live connector to SAP Analytics Cloud for intuitive data visualizations.

SAP Analytics Cloud delivers all the analytics capabilities you need – business intelligence (BI), planning, and predictive analytics – in a single solution. Harness the latest technologies and give everyone in your organization the ability to discover actionable insights in real time.

In this session, we will overview the combined capabilities and value of SAP HANA as a Service with SAP Analytics Cloud and demonstrate how they support a variety of use cases. (source: SAP)


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Greater data insights with HANA Service & SAP Analytics Cloud


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In 30 years of data warehousing, data silo is worsening based on surveys

Spending time data wrangling, cleansing; not an easy problem to solve


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Rapid growth of data sets, variety of data, IoT,

Data is largely unstructured


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Trend from left side – inside in, replicate data in

Trending to outside in – take a view of data where it is, drive out federated queries


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Apple watch – capabilities can be added to the watch

Platform as a service, so you don’t have to worry about capabilities being added


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Left – traditional OLTP, separation of OLTP/OLAP

Not real time

On the right, approach of integrating OLTP/OLAP via HANA, employ set of analytic engines – “transalytic” processing

Virtualization tier to provide for any data source, data integration across diverse data sources


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What makes HANA different?

Geospatial, graph analysis, machine learning, streaming data

An open platform; accepts third party such as R language


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How is HANA provided in the cloud?

HANA Service is managed by SAP Cloud Platform

Runs on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure

Sign one contract with SAP.

Database is provisioned instantly, scale up/scale down; can charge by hour, or memory used


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On the left, see traditional hardware stack versus on the right


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Benefits of HANA Service

Big Data, Hadoop, structured, unstructured

Provides for security, data anonymization

Provide platform for application development for SAP and non SAP environments


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You can extract tables from ECC, take view of data, reporting template to put in SAP Analytics Cloud

View is only populated at run time

28 reporting templates


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Poll results


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Question & Answer

Q: are there technical considerations HEC

A: provide for a number of deployment options for HANA in the cloud; this is HANA as a service.

Q: Can we run BW/SLT and connect to Hana as a service?

A: Not today; stay tuned

Q: Is SAC priced separately from from HANA as a service?

A: Yes

Q: What else can you connect to HANA as a service?

A: ODBC, JDBC, traditional tools

Q: Sandbox for HANA as a service?




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