How important to the SAP roadmap is SAP HANA as a platform for analytics and enterprise data warehousing? A quick search of the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference agenda – the co-located events begin May 17 in Orlando, Florida – provides a hint. In total, that search yields 555 sessions in the Digital Enterprise Platform category related to either analytics or the SAP HANA platform.
That’s a lot of content, certainly too much for even the most ambitious attendee to take in over the course of the three-day conference. Unlimited stamina, comfortable shoes, and rock-solid planning skills are no match for overlapping time slots that will prevent attendees from catching every session related to the SAP HANA platform.
As a public service to our readers who will be among the 20,000 or so SAPPHIRE NOW goers, we’re pleased to present a sampling of what’s in store from the HANA platform perspective to help them determine the can’t-miss sessions vs. those that can wait for possible online viewing on the SAPPHIRE NOW Replays.
A4371 – An Introduction to the SAP HANA Platform – Tuesday, 11 a.m.
A great place to start is the SAP HANA Platform 101 session, if you will, for base-level information about what SAP calls “foundation for current and future SAP solutions.”
DE33730 – Achieve Agility with In-Memory Data Warehousing – Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. or Thursday, 3 p.m.
Agile analytics – having greater flexibly whento access and act on real-time data – is all the rage, and this session is devoted to educating organizations on how to achieve this agility when using the SAP HANA platform for designing, deploying, and migrating data models into a data warehouse.
A5425 – BI and SAP HANA Platform Optimization – Graybar Lessons Learned Leverage Existing BI Models – Tuesday, 11 a.m.
Hear directly from electric supply wholesaler Graybar Electric for an end-to-end view on how the company optimized data models, with a deep dive into its approach, the key challenges if faced, the assessment results it obtained, and how it enabled repetitive processes for an enterprise-wide data warehouse.
DE34260 – Prepare for Next-Generation Data Warehousing – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
Dolby Laboratories will provide an overview of how it simplified its data warehousing architecture and increased data integration to arrive at a single version of the truth with a modern data warehouse environment that includes SAP and non-SAP data.
ES34594 – Increase Efficiency at Topco by Leveraging SAP HANA – Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Discover how the $15 billion grocery procurement organization modernized its people, processes, and technology by implementing the SAP HANA platform as the cornerstone of a transformation project. Topco shares how this implementation enabled it to become a more efficient partner for member-owners and suppliers.
DE33731 – Design Your Data Warehouse with a Highly Integrated Application – Tuesday, noon
This session promises to reveal tricks of the trade to “take data warehousing to the next level” by reducing development time, consolidating information providers, and unifying user interfaces. It will educate attendees on how, through in-memory processing, SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) provides a flexible modeling approach that combines the strengths of SAP BW and SAP HANA.
A5464 – How Does SAP S/4HANA Integrate with SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA? - Wednesday, 12:45 p.m.
A deep dive on embedded analytics in SAP S/4HANA, covering concept, strategy, architecture, and use cases and discussing how to use data models with core data services and SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA. The session will cover how integration takes place and how the solutions work together.
A3788 – Road Map: SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA – Thursday, 11 a.m.
Beginning with an overview of SAP BW powered by SAP HANA enhancements, such as simplification and integration with SAP HANA platform, the session will then detail the solution’s road map in the context of SAP HANA data warehousing.
While these eight sessions are just a small fraction of the 555 devoted in some way, shape, or form to the SAP HANA platform, they solidly represent the overall session content with a mix of case studies, lectures, and theater presentations. The entire session catalog is available at the SAPPHIRE NOW homepage.