2014 Annual

    Atlanta, GA

    April 14-17, 2014

    at the Hilton Atlanta



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    The following sessions will be part of the in-conference SAP HANA track in Atlanta:

    • CodeJam - Rich Heilman & Ron Silberstein (5 Hour Evening Jam; Additional Registration Required)

      In this CodeJam hands-on workshop we will introduce various techniques for building applications on SAP HANA. We will explore Odata and server-side javascript services and show you how to push down data centric processing logic into the SAP HANA database via the usage of SQLScript. You will also learn how to create database objects such as types, tables, and views via Core Data Services(CDS) as well as how to create the user interface via SAPUI5 and SAP UI Integration Services(UIS). Later, you will have the opportunity to try out all of these concepts using the provided SAP HANA systems running on Amazon Web Services.

    • Key Concepts to Administer SAP HANA Systems - Reddy Venumbaka (1 Hour Lecture)

      To administer SAP HANA, in addition to understanding the information provided in the SAP HANA Administration Console perspective, you need to understand some of the key concepts of SAP HANA. Attendees of this session will:  

      •  Get a good understanding of row vs. column store, indexes in the context of column store, delta merge process, table partitioning concepts, analyzing query performance and SAP HANA hardware configurations.
      • Understand how to find information in the SAP HANA Administration Console perspective 
      •  Get an introduction to HA/DR
    • Monitoring HANA From a Background of SAP ASE, SAP IQ or Other DBMS - Edward Stangler (1 Hour Lecture)

      This session provides insight into monitoring these HANA technologies from the perspective of DBAs who have dealt primarily with Oracle, Sybase ASE, or IQ systems. SAP HANA provides run-time challenges both in the valuable new technologies (in-memory database, column-based store) as well as the hybrid technologies (row-based store, SQL access). Attendees will learn about the major areas of HANA to monitor for performance and availability, as well as in-depth areas concerning in-memory database, column-based storage, row-based storage, and SQL access.

    • Planning an SAP HANA Deployment: a Systems Architecture/Infrastructure Perspective – Ron Silberstein (1 Hour Lecture)

      This discussion focuses on the important system and technology deployment aspects to consider when planning an SAP HANA implementation. Gain an overview of the key technology components inside SAP HANA and in an extended SAP HANA system landscape, and their interaction. Understand the various deployment options that exist when considering working with SAP HANA. Delve into important considerations when determining which applications and scenarios can run together on one SAP HANA system. Grasp key interface concepts such as the data provisioning options. Examine other key aspects of the SAP HANA platform, such as application services, application lifecycle management, etc. Take away a clear understanding of the factors to take into account in planning your SAP HANA deployment.

    • SAP HANA 101 – What it is and Why it is Getting all the Attention – Michael Eacrett (1 Hour Lecture)

      SAP HANA has been on the market for close to 3 years now and has transformed the way many companies do business today by transforming the IT landscape underpinning applications. SAP HANA has evolved from a high-performance in-memory database for analytics to a modern, real-time in-memory data platform optimized for both transactional and analytical processing. In addition SAP HANA combines many previously independent processing engines like predictive, spatial, data virtualization, Text Analysis and Mining, search and application servers into a single application platform dramatically simplifying the IT landscape. Come to this comprehensive technical session to learn the basics of SAP HANA including the key capability features, consumption use cases, architecture and tools for system administrators, DBAs, architects,  security administrators and developers.

    • SAP HANA as a Platform for Application Development – Ron Silberstein (1 Hour Lecture)

      In addition to it’s prominent role as a database which features innovative technology, SAP HANA is a platform for developing and deploying all kinds of applications. See an overview of the various architectural approaches available when building an SAP HANA-based applications. Gain an understanding of the options for native SAP HANA development: Extended Application Services (XS for short) and River. Grasp how SAP’s widely used language, ABAP, has been renovated and optimized for use with SAP HANA. Examine how SAP HANA supports application development using well known development approaches such as Java, .Net, etc. Delve into key principles important for developing any type of application that runs on SAP HANA, such as “pushing down” data-intensive operations into the SAP HANA database in order to ensure maximum performance. Take away a firm understanding of the various ways that SAP HANA enables and supports application development, including options, tradeoffs, and core concepts.

    • The Many Uses of SAP HANA: Where do I Start? – Michael Eacrett (1 Hour Lecture)

      If you are considering an SAP HANA deployment, this session is for you. Gain a comprehensive overview of the most common use cases for SAP HANA today and guidance on how SAP HANA can address some of your most pressing data management or analytics challenges. Attend to:

      • Learn how SAP HANA can be leveraged as an agile datamart for analytics, a high-performance database to run under SAP NetWeaver BW, or a new platform for your SAP Business Suite
      • Understand the SAP HANA use cases for small as well as large organizations
      • Examine the on-premise and cloud deployment options for running SAP HANA within your organization
    • The SAP HANA Difference: Building Multi-Dimensional Business Apps on SAP HANA Versus Traditional Platforms – John Appleby (1 Hour Lecture)

      This session will offer a comparison and contrast of the dimensions of the SAP HANA platform with traditional platforms. We will also highlight major differences to help you evaluate requirements for building next-generation applications. This session will also help you understand how the SAP HANA platform can be used to build apps based on real-time data, which combine:

      • Transactions
      • Analytics
      • Text
      • Sentiment
      • Spatial Analysis

      You’ll also see a live demonstration of real-time business with a retail analytics app.

    SAP HANA users may also be interested in these sessions from other tracks:

    • POS Application in the Cloud with Appeon Web and Mobile - Filiberto Sosa (1 Hour Lecture)

      Discussion topics include:

      • Advice on partitioning the application to enable best pricing for your customers
      • Tracking and charging based on the resources used by every function in the software, CPU and memory use
      • Considerations for developing in Appeon versus pure SAP PowerBuilder
      • Creation of Mobile Apps for iOS and Android devices using Appeon Mobile
      • Creating Reports in the Mobile App getting information from SAP HANA
      • We will explain our infrastructure in the Dallas Datacenter and how the Appeon Web Servers communicate with the Appeon Mobile Servers.
    • Understanding and Building Applications with the Open Data Protocol (OData) for SAP ASE and SAP SQL Anywhere – Javier Cuerva (1 Hour Lecture)

      OData (Open Data Protocol) enables data services over RESTful HTTP, allowing you to perform operations through URIs (Universal Resource Identifiers) to access and modify information.  This session will cover the ODATA concepts and how SAP ASE and SAP SQL Anywhere provide Odata support in the current releases.


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