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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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Any prior knowledge on Databases, reporting and in general IT is good to have but not necessary.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is at a beginner level, absolutely anybody can take this course.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Introduction and Positioning

Welcome to the course ! A good point to Start


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


Learn the positioning of SAP HANA


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


Learn SAP HANA solution proposition and customer success stories


Learn the different modes a company can deploy SAP HANA

10 questions

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

Section 2: SAP HANA Scenarios

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


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


Understand what are accelerators and where it applies in a project


Understand how SAP HANA RDS can help in accelerating the Implementation


Understand how SAP HANA live content can help in the implementation


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.

5 questions

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.

Section 3: SAP HANA Architecture

Learn the different engines, inter-operability and impact.


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


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


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

8 questions

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

Section 4: SAP HANA Studio

Learn how SAP HANA setup


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


Learn how the models and tables are structured in SAP HANA


How to get Server Access

4 pages

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


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.

8 questions

Lets see how comfortable we are with the Studio

Section 5: SAP HANA Key Concepts
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


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


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

What is a Report

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Instructor Biography

Junaid Ahmed, Entrepreneur, Product Designer, Architect and Trainer

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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