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What is SAP HANA? A quick Introduction and Walk through

Learn what is SAP HANA, how it is different from a traditional database, its architecture,speed and use cases.
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What Will I Learn?
Participants will be able to differentiate SAP HANA from a classical DB approach
Understand and explain its architecture, speed, persistence options
Understand the different use cases and identify its applications
Understand some basic fundamentals like a report and modeling artifacts
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  • Any prior knowledge on Databases, reporting and in general IT is good to have but not necessary.

SAP HANA is a game changing and best selling product in the history of SAP. Helping companies solve data,reporting,latency challenges and unleash their potential with a real time platform. Learn the core value proposition,differentiation, benefits, different uses cases and how you can use it in your environment.

Key Learnings:

  • Understand what is an In-Memory Database
  • Understand the differences from a traditional data base
  • Understand the Architecture
  • Understand the capabilities through proof points
  • Understand persistence and recovery
  • Understand the setup
  • Get introduced to the SAP HANA Studio

Engaging Teaching:

  1. Expressive and immersive teaching with demonstrations and tools
  2. Small, purposeful videos, packed with information, designed specifically for a virtual self paced audience.
  3. Exercises, Tailored reading material and quizzes.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is at a beginner level, absolutely anybody can take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 27 Lectures Collapse All 27 Lectures 02:16:27
Introduction and Positioning
6 Lectures 31:17

Welcome to the course ! A good point to Start

Preview 02:20

Learn information explosion, Big and Unstructured data, The need for real time reporting.

Preview 07:59

Learn the positioning of SAP HANA

What is SAP HANA ?

Learn the fundamental differences between a classical database and in-memory SAP HANA Database

Main Features of SAP HANA

Learn SAP HANA solution proposition and customer success stories

SAP HANA Solution+ Proof Points

Learn the different modes a company can deploy SAP HANA

SAP HANA Deloyment Options

Lets get introduced to SAP HANA, I have collated information from authentic resources for your easy reference and benefit. Please go through the material even if its just a little before taking the quiz, We want to prepare for the certification exam right from here

What do you know about SAP HANA ?
10 questions
SAP HANA Scenarios
6 Lectures 14:28

Understand the Agile Data Mart use-case and where it applies in a project

SAP HANA Agile Data Mart

Understand Operational Data marts what they are and how they are different

SAP HANA Operational Data Mart

Understand what are accelerators and where it applies in a project

SAP HANA Accelerators

Understand how SAP HANA RDS can help in accelerating the Implementation

SAP Business Suite, BW and Apps on HANA

Understand how SAP HANA live content can help in the implementation

SAP HANA Live & Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS)

Please use the below link to access the quizz.

Please go through the chapters 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 of the master guide for further understanding of the SAP HANA Scenarios. Get ready for the Quiz!

Note: The parts of the documentation pertains directly to this section. For a sequential and easy learning curve with out getting overwhelmed with information, try and stick to the recommended topics for reference. Experts feel free to explore as you like.

Quiz 2

Your hypothetical or real customer wants to deploy SAP HANA to improve performance. Lets give a try to suggest the right options to your customers.

SAP HANA Scenarios
5 questions
SAP HANA Architecture
4 Lectures 21:36

Learn the different engines, inter-operability and impact.

SAP HANA Landscape Architecture

Understand the Persistence layer and how it Manages the recovery process during the hardware or software failure

SAP HANA DB Architecture

Learn what kind of persistence and hardware options come with SAP HANA

Persistence & Hardware

Please go through this document for further understanding of the SAP HANA architecture, persistence and hardware. Get ready for the Quiz

Quiz 3

Your customer wants to if SAP HANA is enterprise grade and how it handles failures. Give it a try to help them.

8 questions
6 Lectures 37:48

Learn how SAP HANA setup


Understand the eclipse based work space, the different panels and perspectives in SAP HANA Studio

Walk through

Learn how the models and tables are structured in SAP HANA

Create Schema, Tables and Packages

How to get Server Access

Server Access

So you are beginning your SAP HANA journey with the studio and this exercise will help you get your basics and navigation in place.

Exercise 1
4 pages

Please go through the chapters 3 and 5 of this document for further understanding of the SAP HANA studio. Get ready for the Quiz

Note: The parts of the documentation pertains directly to this section. For a sequential and easy learning curve with out getting overwhelmed with information, try and stick to the recommended topics for reference. Experts feel free to explore as you like.

Quiz 4

Lets see how comfortable we are with the Studio

SAP HANA Studio Check !
8 questions
SAP HANA Key Concepts
5 Lectures 27:11
What is Data Provisioning and types of DP

Did you say Star !

Understand what this star is all about and its implications on a report

Say hi to modeling and start schema's

Welcome to SAP HANA modeling, its slightly different how we model on SAP HANA. Lets see how we achieve building a cube here.

Levels of Modeling in SAP HANA

A walk through the different products in the BOBJ Reporting stack and Use Cases

Get Introduced to BOBJReporting tools

What is a Report
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Hello there! I am Junaid Ahmed. I have a bachelors in electrical and electronics engineering and a masters in software engineering . I would like to call my self a technologist, I am excited to learn new technologies, working and teaching on them.

I come from a background of enterprise software, and I am currently also focusing on Internet of things(IOT) and building products. I have worked for over 9+ years with enterprise applications, reporting and security products from SAP and Oracle. I have consulted with large organizations in Government, Telecom, Power, FMCG sectors and start-ups.I manage projects using agile methods and tools. I hold certifications in SAP HANA and scrum master . As far as training goes I have been involved in on site and online Training for the last 4 years in different products and practices including SAP HANA and now IOT. I have over 2000+ students enrolled in my courses on Udemy. My clients include Consulting Companies, Implementation partners and Consultants. Currently, I have also started working with firms to provide solution in the IOT space.

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