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Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen

Good Reads (my two cents)

Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more.

For your reading pleasure and convenience, below a curated list of posts which somehow managed to pass the 10k-view mile stone and, as sign of current interest, still tickle the counters each month. Good reads?

Questions? Please post as comment.

Useful? Give us a like and share on social media.

Thanks!

Latest update: December 1, 2021

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SAP HANA

What’s in a Name

The ubiquitous presence of the term HANA in SAP’s products and services over time was not always clear to everyone, judging by the number of views for a “cheat” sheet.

What is New

As of June 2021, the only version of the SAP HANA platform in mainstream maintenance is SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05. Posts about migration, highlights, and the differences with earlier releases were read with interest.

SAP HANA Cloud

Since the release of SAP HANA Cloud in 2020 with its free trial, new tutorial videos on a wide range of topics have been published to the SAP HANA Academy YouTube channel. Here is an overview post on the topic.

SAP HANA 2.0

Posted a series of articles to promote the SAP PRESS book SAP HANA 2.0 – An Introduction, about the quotes in the book, a bit of history, or topics that were beyond the scope of the book.

Should you be interested in writing a book for SAP PRESS yourself, here’s a witness account

Under the Hood

Two posts covering technical implementation details of the in-memory database.

Installation and Update – by the SAP HANA Academy

For the SAP HANA Academy, we have recorded many tutorial videos about the SAP HANA platform;  the YouTube channel is approaching 7 million views. Blog post with videos embedded with some additional commentary and references also attracted many readers. Below the posts covering the latest SPS.

Besides installation and updates, many articles have also been posted about administration, security, and other topics, again with the tutorial videos embedded, e.g.

For a complete overview of the articles posted for the SAP HANA Academy, see

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Certification

SAP

Posts about how to get certified generally also attract a crowd. The posts about the sample questions concern those made available by SAP Training complemented with comments and references.

For the SAP HANA exams there is a post for (almost) each edition, below only the latest versions

About why and how to get certified, see

Microsoft Azure

Many enterprises run their SAP workloads on Azure and getting certified on the platform is clearly a topic of interest.

Google Cloud Platform

Although there is no dedicated SAP workloads certification yet for the Google Cloud Platform, here as well we note a strong interest.

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SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP Analytics Cloud

Like most of the SAP HANA Academy team, we joined SAP through with the Business Objects acquisition and kept an affinity for business intelligence and analytics. Most viewed, is a fairly technical blog post about connecting the SAP HANA in-memory platform on-premises with SAP Analytics Cloud, with video tutorials embedded.

ABAP

Steampunk, a.k.a. the SAP BTP ABAP environment / platform as-a-service has attracted a lot of interested since its first release. To help you get started, Philip Mugglestone from the SAP HANA Academy recorded a sterling video tutorial series. Here is the post with videos embedded.

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SAP TechEd

A Guide

Although this year’s (2021) edition could use a few more click, last year’s edition got pretty close to 10k views.

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Cloud Business

SAP Ariba

SAP’s cloud line-of-business applications like SuccessFactors, Ariba, Fieldglass, and Concur maintain separate communities and events. For those having trouble finding information, here is a post listing some resources.

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Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more.For your reading pleasure and convenience, here is a curated list of posts which somehow managed to pass the 10k-view mile stone and, as sign of current interest, still tickle the counters each month.

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      Author's profile photo Michael Eaton
      Michael Eaton

      Shameless self-promotion. Excellent work! 🙂