2014 Annual
         Conference

    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 SQL Anywhere track in Atlanta:

    • Building and Managing Applications at the Information Edge using SAP SQL Anywhere and MobiLink - Michael Novak & Jose Ramos (2 Hour Workshop)

      In today's globally interconnected world, applications and databases are increasingly being deployed to across the globe, even in remote regions where connectivty is often more "challenging". In this session, we will review SAP's RTDP Information Edge components (SAP SQL Anywhere, MobiLink) and typical "point of action" architectures (embedded, tethered, mobile). This will include a hands-on aspect including setting up, configuring, and deploying a typical "point of action" with SAP SQL Anywhere, managing and configuration of data movement using MobiLink to a back end such as SAP ASE (although SAP HANA, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server are also options).

    • Extending HANA using SAP SQL Anywhere and MobiLink - Michael Novak (2 Hour Workshop)

      Prerequisites:

      • Technical understanding of RDBMS, SQL, and TCP/IP protocols.
      • HANA experience is beneficial, but not required.

      Takeaways:

      • SAP's RTDP components and the role of SQL Anywhere
      • Business benefits of combining HANA and SQL Anywhere
      • Practical tips on configuring SQL Anywhere, MobiLink, Relay Server and HANA
    • Getting Started with SQL Anywhere OnDemand - Jose Ramos (1 Hour Lecture)

      SQL Anywhere OnDemand is a new cloud-enabled database that allows Independent Software Vendors to host thousands of separate, isolated databases for their customers.  This session will walk-through the install, setup, and management of a multi-machine SQL Anywhere OnDemand cloud. The goal of this talk is to show you how the SQL Anywhere OnDemand tools make it possible for a small team to manage thousands of separate databases in a high performing and secure manner.

    • Introduction to New Features in SAP SQL Anywhere 16 - Jose Ramos (1 Hour Lecture)

      During this session you will learn about the new SQL Anywhere 16 data management features. This includes new language extensions, regardless of your development environment, performance and scalability enhancements, security enhancements, and improved 24x7 availability improvements.

    • SAP SQL Anywhere Performance Analysis - Jose Ramos (2 Hour Lecture)

      This session outlines a systematic approach to construct a model of performance to determine the relative importance of various performance factors, such as database cache size and the server multiprogramming level. In addition, methods for troubleshooting performance problems in SQL Anywhere will be discussed. We will outline the steps a DBA should take to classify a performance problem, the tools provided in the product to examine the problem, and the analysis that must be done to resolve it.

    • SAP SQL Anywhere Primer - Jose Ramos (1 Hour Lecture)

      This session will be useful for SAP customers looking to complement their data management needs by using SQL Anywhere for niche areas of their business.  Find out how SQL Anywhere can be used as an effective companion product to your current enterprise database for mobile and embedded applications. The presentation will include a high-level introduction to SQL Anywhere and its features as well as providing information on the compatibilities and differences with other SAP data management solutions including HANA.

    • SAP SQL Anywhere Synchronization Internals - Jose Ramos (1 Hour Lecture)

      MobiLink technology allows SQL Anywhere databases to synchronize data with a variety of enterprise data sources. MobiLink allows extremely flexible synchronization techniques to fit a wide variety of demands by customers. This session describes the basics of MobiLink synchronization, including techniques for performance analysis, dealing with disparate schemas, conflict resolution, and error handling.

    • SAP SQL Anywhere Tips and Techniques - Jose Ramos (1 Hour Lecture)

      This example-filled session will demonstrate some of the out-of-the-box things you can do with SQL Anywhere's extremely flexible feature set. Access the web by producing and consuming web services, and generating RSS feeds from the database. Take advantage of location and spatial data by creating density maps and generating spatial drawings and overlaying them on graph paper, all generated using SQL. Manage your database, log and backup files as well as external multimedia data from within the server using directory access capabilities. Generate cross-database queries using remote data access. You'll learn all this and more!

    • Self-Management and Self-Healing in SAP SQL Anywhere - Jose Ramos (1 Hour Lecture)

      This presentation will discuss the self-management and self-healing features of SQL Anywhere which is designed from the ground up for frontline business environments with minimal administration. Topics covered will illustrate how the various self-management features of SQL Anywhere work in concert to provide a robust data management solution in zero-administration environments.Are you an ISV in the PowerBuilder world?  Join your peers for a round-table discussion on the different challenges and hurdles faced by ISVs which other PowerBuilder developers never need to deal with.

    • 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.

    SAP SQL Anywhere developers may also be interested in these sessions from the SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise Track:

    • Query Tuning - Getting it Right the First Time! - Janis Griffin (1 Hour Lecture)

      Whether you are a developer or DBA, this presentation will outline a method for determining the best approach for tuning a query every time by utilizing response time analysis and SQL Diagramming techniques. Regardless of the complexity of the statement or database platform being utilized (this method works on all), this quick and systematic approach will lead you down the correct tuning path with no guessing. If you are a beginner or expert, this approach will save you countless hours tuning a query.

    SAP SQL Anywhere developers may also be interested in these sessions from the general SAP Development Track:

    • First Steps in Test Automation - Brian Le Suer (1 Hour Lecture)

      Like most endeavors, there is no substitute for good planning when it comes to software test automation. For those who are new to automated testing or anyone finding that their recent efforts have fallen short of expectations, this session will provide guidance to lay the groundwork for a successful experience, where a positive return on investment is achieved.

      The session includes a discussion of Goal Setting, Staff hiring and training, Test tool evaluation, Assessment of feasibility for automating testing for the target application, development of automation-ready test plans, guidance on deciding what to automate and best practices for test case design, test frameworks and test data management.

    • The 'M' Word in Test Automation - Brian Le Suer (1 Hour Lecture)

      ‘Maintenance’ is a dirty word in test automation circles, the ‘M’ word if you will. Test tool vendors don’t like to talk about it because it muddies the clear waters of record/playback and other ‘ease of use’ features that are often touted as silver bullets in the field of Software Quality Assurance. Test automation is supposed to reduce costs while increasing efficiency in a test organization, but test maintenance can quickly erode the return on investment if the approach and framework are not designed to ensure that tests can be modified quickly and easily as the target application changes over time. After all, if our applications were static, there would be no need for automated testing.

      This session is targeted at the test automation architect. When selecting tools and building an automation framework, there are at least four areas where making the right choices can significantly reduce maintenance costs: test plans, test tool architecture, test framework and test data.


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