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John Appleby

I didn’t write enough blogs last year, and felt like I abandoned SCN a bit. Lately a few people have kindly commented that they enjoyed reading my content, which is being nicer to me than

When the folks at Lenovo came to me to ask about a collaboration for SAPPHIRE, I immediately wanted to tell a story. Not all that many people know, but Lenovo acquired Motorola at the end

SCN came out the back of a group of developers and community folks at SAP that wanted somewhere to talk. Read SAP Community Network History for some fascinating history. Once a developer community, it was

This time last year, I wrote about experiences migrating SAP BW customers in 10 Golden Rules for SAP BW on HANA Migrations. Things change in a revolution around the sun, and over the last year,

Tell us a little around your background in the industry I’m a Lead SAP Enterprise Architect at Deloitte Consulting LLP based out of Philadelphia, USA office focused on SAP HANA, Migration and Upgrade and aligned

I came to write this blog, and the introduction: SAP S/4HANA: What we must learn from SAP R/3: Part 1, History turned into an essay of its own, so I decided to turn it into

On Tuesday February 3rd, 2015, I was lucky enough to be at the launch of SAP S/4HANA at the New York Stock Exchange. In the days since then, I’ve talked to customers, SAP folks, partners

In 2014 with SAP HANA SPS08, we gained the kind of mission-critical stability of the HANA platform that allowed us to take some of the world’s largest SAP systems and move them onto HANA. There

I remember my initial encounters with HANA extremely vividly. One of them was a conversation with Paul Barker, who was an early HANA addict. We discussed building SQL models in HANA, and then the benefits

Sometimes people think that because HANA is a columnar database, it doesn’t run fast for simple OLTP operations. I was just looking at a performance problem with class /IWBEP/CL_MGW_ABS_MODEL, method GET_LAST_MODIFIED. This had some screwy