This was an SAP webcast from last week.
September 3 BI: Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI4.3
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)
Greater data insights with HANA Service & SAP Analytics Cloud
In 30 years of data warehousing, data silo is worsening based on surveys
Spending time data wrangling, cleansing; not an easy problem to solve
Rapid growth of data sets, variety of data, IoT,
Data is largely unstructured
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
Apple watch – capabilities can be added to the watch
Platform as a service, so you don’t have to worry about capabilities being added
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
What makes HANA different?
Geospatial, graph analysis, machine learning, streaming data
An open platform; accepts third party such as R language
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
On the left, see traditional hardware stack versus on the right
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
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
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?
Q: What else can you connect to HANA as a service?
A: ODBC, JDBC, traditional tools
Q: Sandbox for HANA as a service?
What do you think?