SAP HANA Starter (Anglais) Broché – 21 novembre 2012
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Présentation de l'éditeur
Everything you need to know to be able to build your first SAP HANA standalone application!
- Understand key principles behind SAP HANA
- Discover the main features of the SAP HANA Studio for application design
- Create a reporting application on the SAP HANA platform
- Visualize your reporting data in Microsoft Excel
SAP HANA is SAP's in-memory database technology, and the focal point of their next generation strategy. Using column-based storage to provide highly compressed and rapidly accessed data, a SAP HANA application can be several hundred times faster than the same application on previous generation database technology.
SAP HANA Starter is a hands-on book, taking you step-by-step through the creation of your first SAP HANA application. You will discover the building blocks that SAP HANA provides, and use them to create a robust reporting application. More advanced features are shown, allowing you to transform your reporting application into a yearly sales increase simulator. Finally, you'll learn how to access your SAP HANA application from Microsoft Excel.
Using easy to understand examples and logical progression, you will build your first SAP HANA application a sales amount simulator, from scratch.
Starting with the creation of tables in the database, and using the modeling building blocks provided by the SAP HANA Studio, you will first see how to build a reporting application on these tables, and then extend this application to allow sales increase simulation, finally making the data available to others in Microsoft Excel.
What you will learn from this book
- Understanding the concepts behind the SAP HANA System what makes it different
- Installation and configuration of the SAP HANA Studio
- Creation of database tables and attribute and analytic views the building blocks of any SAP HANA application
- Development of graphical calculation views for more advanced reporting needs
- Use of calculated attributes and measures in reporting views to manipulate data on the fly
- Addition of filters and user prompts to your application for more dynamic output
- Integration with reporting tools such as Microsoft Excel using MDX
- Discover some of the most useful websites and blogs documenting SAP HANA
Written as a practical guide, SAP Hana Starter will show you all you need to know to build your first reporting application utilizing SAP's new in-memory database technology.
Who this book is written for
SAP HANA Starter is aimed at SAP consultants and users of competing database technologies, as well as anyone curious as to what all the fuss concerning SAP HANA is about. No previous SAP ERP, BW, or database programming experience is necessary, though notions of how SQL and table joins work will be advantageous. Access to a SAP HANA box is necessary to follow the examples locally.
Biographie de l'auteur
Mark Walker has been an SAP technical consultant for over 16 years, starting with ERP, in the ABAP programming area, where he specialized in bespoke programming and optimization. Next up came the BW Business Intelligence platform, again specializing in hard-to-implement solutions, especially in the SEM-BPS and BI-IP (integrated planningor how to write user data into a cube) modules. He's been working with SAP HANA since 2011 just after it was released, and is a certified Application Associate on HANA since early 2012.
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All that being said this "book" does provide relevant information. Keep in mind this information is readily available from SAP at no charge.
When we are exposed to massive marketing and a bombardment of news about a product, but still don't understand what the product is essentially doing, I advise for some caution to evaluate the benefits and risks. After all we want to make sure that we are not missing out on some crucial piece of software from the leader in ERP, but we also don't want to waste our time "testing" a product that suddenly disappears.
With SAP though the time spent in learning a new software is well spent. Oftentimes their software is designed to respond to market needs of big companies today and in the future and smaller companies may not immediately relate to it. Recently we saw SAP release SAP Business ByDesign and while this product is still new it has already caught on with customers. It is worth noting that SAP Business ByDesign has actually undergone significant changes since its release. As the author of the book about "SAP Business ONE Implementation" I was also intrigued by the fact that SAP has released SAP Business ONE natively on HANA. I tested this version and was impressed, but in order to fill in on the gaps I reviewed the market for books from seasoned experts in the SAP field to gain some understanding about the big picture and also the details that I may have missed during my own evaluation.
The new book "SAP HANA Starter" came as a perfect resource, because it is a so called mini-book that is very brief and to the point. Consquently I picked it up with high expectations. The book is designed for the beginner and that serves well, because we want to make sure we are not missing any key points
before diving into advanced areas. The author explains that HANA is a "High Performance Analytical Appliance" that consists of hardware, server software and client Studio software. The main keyword is "In Memory". As it is designed for performance with "In Memory" processing any HANA box requires massive RAM and CPU power for processing. The example machine built by SAP and IBM had 100TB of RAM. This is 100.000GB RAM. More info about the IBM machine can be found here: [...]
The author reviews the historic reasons as to why HANA was created by SAP. Mainly we learn that many crucial on-the-edge features in today's production environments could not be fully addressed, because different vendor applications would only meet the requirements in part. We also learn that HANA is actually not entirely developed by SAP from scratch, but was rather designed based on already existing SAP software. Therefore it is not a one shot, but rather a strategic move that was planned out long time ago with the implementation of TREX, MaxDB and the acquisition of P*Time.
TREX is a search engine functionality that runs with SAP Netweaver and MaxDB is SAP's relational database system. P*Time is the OLTP in memory engine that was acquired by SAP. Now all those components make up important architectural cornerstones for HANA. While the traditional approach of establishing a DW for sole reporting/analytics purposes seems to be the sledgehammer approach to resolving the problem of data analysis in a production system, with Hana we seem to have more granular approach to resolve the same issue.
It makes sense, because the need for analytics is ever increasing with more data being stored. However it is not enough to store, massage and analyze the data in a lengthy slow process. The data must be available immediately. With HANA the problem is addressed at the very core, where the data is stored and where it is read for analysis. The In Memory approach takes care of the real-time need to read data. The column based storage of data makes the overall process of saving, compressing and reading data more efficient. Consequently HANA is a new database platform with an in memory engine and column based data storage.
However one quesion comes up. In the past users were able to choose from various database vendors. Now with HANA the obvious choice for customers would be to use HANA as the platform. The question I have at this point: Is this really the problem SAP customers need resolved today? In the book we move on to chapter 2 where we learn about the installation process. The installation of SAP products is traditionally a task that is larger than expected. The large number of DVDs and components required to get a solution up and running seems unsurpassed. How does it work with HANA? I was curious to see what the book had to say. The author does not take any risk with the introduction of the installation and recommends that the server side of HANA be installed by certified technicians. In this scenario only the client side represented by HANA Studio is covered. The installation procedure shows that the installation is a traditional windows based application that does not require any special knowledge other than checking the system requirements.
The interesting part starts with the section "Quick start - creating your first SAP Hana Application". Here we learn the true innovation about HANA. As compared to traditional BW applications where data is extracted with HANA we don't extract data for analysis, but rather analyse and process data in Real-Time against the actual source database. Therefore HANA is a database platform and analytics platform in one system.
In the subsequent sections it becomes evident that HANA while having an obscure name and new architecture with in-memory processing of data, there are many common areas with traditional SQL databases. During the next steps we learn that we can use HANA Studio to create tables in the HANA database using regular SQL statements. At the same time the author warns that HANA is a very dynamic software. Therefore the user can expect changes both in interface and functionality as improvements are made.
At this stage the book "SAP HANA Starter" is a fast paced learning tool that includes an intro to common BI terminology such as packages, attributes and activation. In analogy with BW Cubes for analytic views in HANA likewise attributes have to be combined with analytic views.
Essentially numerical data is separated from non numerical data and later combined for analysis representation.
In summary the book is a very crisp introduction designed for the beginner. It covers a full example from initial data model design to Excel integration. During the course the reader is introduced to common BI terms and learns how these terms apply to HANA.
I recommend this book for the beginner to get started. Advanced users can benefits from the clear introduction of the core aspects of HANA and for those who read it HANA is then no longer an obscure Hawaiian island. More review information can be found at [...] and [...]
It can help you create your first SAP HANA application much easier by step-by-step illustration. It also covers many advanced features, such as: transform your reporting application into a real-time tool to increase your efficiency for your business.
With any new product like SAP HANA, it's not always easy to get straightforward information. How do you get the information you need with easy understandable advice and instruction? A simple way is to get this handbook. You may even learn how a very common Microsoft Excel worksheet can access your SAP HANA application.
I wished it covered more features, and that's the only reason I didn't give it full marks.
If you are looking to get yourself off-the-ground in SAP HANA fairly quickly, this book is for you!!
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