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ISBN:
978-1-59229-865-5
Author:
Dr Bjarne Berg and Penny Silvia
Type:
Hardcover, 524 pages
Year:
2013

Product Description and Table of Contents

• For the executive: what SAP HANA is and how it can help you
• For the practitioner: details on data modeling, data provisioning, and the SAP HANA client tools
• For everyone: the latest and greatest developments—Suite on SAP HANA, advanced applications for SAP HANA, and more
• 2nd edition updated and expanded

HANA is shifting SAP into high gear—don’t get left in the dust. In this updated edition of our best-selling book, explore the what, why, when, and how of SAP HANA. From building a business strategy to administering a system (and all the pit stops in between), you'll have the big picture you need to get started. Buckle up, because this is one car that doesn’t travel in the slow lane.

Business Strategy
Learn how big data, in-memory computing, and SAP HANA come together to influence
your business strategies, from trend reporting to predictive analysis.

Implementation Options
Which type of SAP HANA implementation is right for you? Learn what you need to know about your different options, and get started planning an implementation:  technical requirements, sizing, and migration considerations.

Data Modeling and Provisioning
Introduce yourself to Studio and Information Composer, SAP HANA’s data modeling tools. Then get information about data provisioning in SAP HANA, including step-by- step instructions for SAP Data Services.

SAP BusinessObjects BI
Understand how the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform hooks up to SAP HANA, including information on SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Visual Intelligence.

Administration
Take a look into the SAP HANA Administration Console and understand the most important administrative tasks in an SAP HANA system.

Highlights

• Big data and in-memory computing
• SAP HANA implementation options
• SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA
• SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP BPC
• Hardware and software requirements
• Sizing
• SAP NetWeaver BW migration information
• SAP BusinessObjects BI
• Information Composer
• SAP HANA Studio
• SAP Data Services
• SAP Landscape Transformation
• Sybase Replication Server
• SAP HANA Administration Console

The Authors

Dr. Berg teaches at Lenoir Rhyne University and is VP at ComeritLabs, where he has tested and developed SAP HANA implementations. Penny Silvia is IBM's go-to-market leader for SAP analytics, and helps clients understand and develop SAP HANA strategies and implementation plans.

Table of Contents

  • ... Foreword to the Second Edition ... 15
  • ... Introduction ... 17
  • ... Acknowledgments ... 19
  • PART I ... What, Why, and When ... 21
  • 1 ... In-Memory Computing, Big Data, and SAP HANA ... 23
  • 1.1 ... Introduction to In-Memory Computing and Big Data ... 23
  • 1.1.1 ... In-Memory Computing and Analytics ... 23
  • 1.1.2 ... Big Data ... 27
  • 1.2 ... Introduction to SAP HANA ... 32
  • 1.2.1 ... SAP HANA as an In-Memory Computing Solution ... 32
  • 1.2.2 ... SAP HANA as an Enabler of Big Data Solutions ... 34
  • 1.2.3 ... Column-Based versus Row-Based Storage ... 38
  • 1.2.4 ... SAP HANA Capabilities ... 44
  • 1.2.5 ... SAP HANA Adoption Drivers ... 47
  • 1.3 ... Introduction to Implementation Options ... 48
  • 1.3.1 ... Standalone Implementation for Analytics ... 49
  • 1.3.2 ... SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA ... 49
  • 1.3.3 ... SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA ... 50
  • 1.4 ... Summary ... 51
  • 2 ... SAP HANA Implementation Options ... 53
  • 2.1 ... Standalone Implementation for Analytics ... 53
  • 2.1.1 ... Technical Requirements ... 56
  • 2.1.2 ... Skills Requirements ... 60
  • 2.1.3 ... Project Plan Steps ... 64
  • 2.2 ... SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA ... 66
  • 2.2.1 ... Technical Requirements ... 70
  • 2.2.2 ... Skills Requirements ... 72
  • 2.2.3 ... Project Plan Steps ... 76
  • 2.3 ... SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA ... 78
  • 2.3.1 ... Technical Requirements ... 82
  • 2.3.2 ... Skills Requirements ... 83
  • 2.3.3 ... Project Plan Steps ... 85
  • 2.4 ... Choosing an SAP HANA Implementation Option ... 88
  • 2.4.1 ... Choosing SAP HANA as a Standalone Implementation for Analytics ... 90
  • 2.4.2 ... Choosing SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA ... 91
  • 2.4.3 ... Choosing SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA ... 92
  • 2.5 ... Summary ... 93
  • 3 ... Advanced Applications for SAP HANA ... 97
  • 3.1 ... SAP HANA Analytics Foundation ... 97
  • 3.2 ... SAP Predictive Analysis for SAP HANA ... 100
  • 3.3 ... SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for SAP HANA ... 104
  • 3.4 ... Summary ... 107
  • 4 ... SAP HANA and Your Business Strategy ... 109
  • 4.1 ... Identifying Transformational Opportunities ... 112
  • 4.2 ... Understanding Your Needs ... 115
  • 4.2.1 ... Enterprise Needs ... 115
  • 4.2.2 ... Data Needs ... 117
  • 4.3 ... Working with Existing Solutions: SAP HANA versus SAP NetWeaver BWA ... 121
  • 4.3.1 ... Does SAP HANA Replace BWA? ... 121
  • 4.3.2 ... Pros and Cons of BWA ... 123
  • 4.3.3 ... Pros and Cons of SAP HANA ... 125
  • 4.3.4 ... Conclusion ... 128
  • 4.4 ... Writing a Business Case, Budgeting, and Staffing for SAP HANA ... 129
  • 4.4.1 ... Writing a Business Case ... 130
  • 4.4.2 ... Budgeting for an SAP HANA Implementation ... 134
  • 4.4.3 ... Staffing an SAP HANA Implementation ... 136
  • 4.4.4 ... Building a Roadmap ... 140
  • 4.5 ... Frequently Asked Questions about SAP HANA ... 142
  • 4.5.1 ... Is SAP HANA a Database, Hardware, or a Solution? ... 143
  • 4.5.2 ... What Type of Customer Is Looking at SAP HANA Solutions? ... 143
  • 4.5.3 ... What Are the Problem Statements That Identify a Need for SAP HANA? ... 144
  • 4.5.4 ... What Is the Differentiator for SAP with SAP HANA? ... 144
  • 4.5.5 ... Is SAP HANA Plug and Play? ... 144
  • 4.5.6 ... Can Non-SAP Business Intelligence Tools Work on Top of SAP HANA? ... 145
  • 4.5.7 ... What Does a Customer Need to Buy to Use SAP HANA? ... 145
  • 4.5.8 ... How Much Does SAP HANA Cost? ... 145
  • 4.5.9 ... Does SAP HANA Replace BWA for Customers? ... 146
  • 4.5.10 ... Is SAP HANA Just Another SAP Fad That Will Not Have a Long Life Span—Like mySAP? ... 147
  • 4.6 ... Summary ... 147
  • PART II ... How ... 149
  • 5 ... Planning an SAP HANA Implementation ... 151
  • 5.1 ... Understanding the Technical Specifications ... 151
  • 5.1.1 ... In-Memory Computing Engine (IMCE) ... 151
  • 5.1.2 ... Software Specifications ... 152
  • 5.1.3 ... Hardware Specifications ... 159
  • 5.2 ... Sizing Your System ... 162
  • 5.2.1 ... SAP QuickSizer for SAP HANA ... 163
  • 5.2.2 ... SAP HANA: Sizing of BW (Using an ABAP Report): SAP Note 1736976 ... 168
  • 5.2.3 ... Rule-of-Thumb Sizing ... 170
  • 5.2.4 ... T-Shirt Sizing ... 172
  • 5.2.5 ... SAP HANA Sizing Summary ... 173
  • 5.3 ... Planning an Implementation of SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA ... 174
  • 5.3.1 ... SAP NetWeaver BW System Preparation ... 175
  • 5.3.2 ... Migration Options ... 179
  • 5.3.3 ... SAP HANA Optimized InfoCubes ... 183
  • 5.3.4 ... SAP HANA-Optimized Data Store Objects (DSOs) ... 188
  • 5.4 ... Summary ... 188
  • 6 ... Tools for SAP HANA ... 191
  • 6.1 ... SAP Business Intelligence Tools for SAP HANA ... 191
  • 6.1.1 ... Overview of Tools ... 191
  • 6.1.2 ... Connecting SAP Business­Objects BI Tools to SAP HANA ... 205
  • 6.2 ... SAP Developer Tools for SAP HANA ... 221
  • 6.2.1 ... UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 (SAPUI5) ... 221
  • 6.2.2 ... Extended Application Services (XS) ... 222
  • 6.3 ... SAP Mobile Tools for SAP HANA ... 222
  • 6.4 ... Summary ... 224
  • 7 ... Data Modeling with Information Composer ... 225
  • 7.1 ... Getting Started with Information Composer ... 227
  • 7.1.1 ... Functionality ... 228
  • 7.1.2 ... Example Scenario ... 230
  • 7.2 ... Uploading Data to SAP HANA ... 232
  • 7.2.1 ... Specifying the Data Source and Loading Data ... 233
  • 7.2.2 ... Cleansing the Data ... 236
  • 7.2.3 ... Classifying Data Columns ... 240
  • 7.2.4 ... Saving the Data ... 242
  • 7.3 ... Composing Information Views ... 243
  • 7.3.1 ... Specifying Data Sources ... 244
  • 7.3.2 ... Combining Data ... 248
  • 7.4 ... Viewing Uploaded Data and Composed Information Views ... 255
  • 7.4.1 ... My Data Screen Area ... 255
  • 7.4.2 ... My Information Views Screen Area ... 256
  • 7.5 ... Summary ... 257
  • 8 ... Data Modeling with SAP HANA Studio ... 259
  • 8.1 ... SAP HANA Studio Overview and Terminology ... 260
  • 8.2 ... Getting Started with SAP HANA Information Modeler ... 265
  • 8.2.1 ... Adding a System ... 266
  • 8.2.2 ... Opening Perspectives ... 269
  • 8.2.3 ... Using Quick Launch ... 270
  • 8.2.4 ... Creating a Package ... 271
  • 8.2.5 ... Example Scenario ... 272
  • 8.3 ... Building Attribute Views ... 273
  • 8.3.1 ... Creating an Attribute View ... 273
  • 8.3.2 ... Creating Drilldown Capabilities in an Attribute View ... 281
  • 8.3.3 ... Checking, Saving, and Activating Attribute Views ... 282
  • 8.3.4 ... Creating the Time Attribute View ... 283
  • 8.4 ... Building Analytic Views ... 284
  • 8.4.1 ... Creating an Analytic View ... 284
  • 8.4.2 ... Adding Views and Tables ... 286
  • 8.4.3 ... Picking Fields to Be Made Available in Analytic View ... 287
  • 8.4.4 ... Adding a Language Filter to the Analytic View ... 287
  • 8.4.5 ... Adding a Calculation to an Analytic View ... 289
  • 8.4.6 ... Previewing Data in an Analytic View ... 290
  • 8.4.7 ... Copying an Analytic View ... 291
  • 8.5 ... Building Calculation Views Using the Graphical Method ... 292
  • 8.6 ... SQL and SQLScript ... 302
  • 8.6.1 ... Using SQL ... 302
  • 8.6.2 ... Using SQLScript ... 310
  • 8.7 ... Summary ... 315
  • 9 ... Advanced Concepts in SAP HANA Studio ... 317
  • 9.1 ... Data Mart Virtualization ... 317
  • 9.2 ... Derived Attribute Views ... 319
  • 9.3 ... Calculated Attributes ... 325
  • 9.4 ... Restricted and Calculated Measures ... 328
  • 9.5 ... Filter and Variable Operations ... 333
  • 9.5.1 ... Filters ... 334
  • 9.5.2 ... Variables and Input Parameters ... 342
  • 9.6 ... Currency Conversion ... 347
  • 9.6.1 ... Using an Input Parameter to Specify the Target Currency ... 350
  • 9.6.2 ... Linking Measures with Currencies without Using Conversion ... 352
  • 9.7 ... Hierarchies ... 352
  • 9.7.1 ... Creating a Leveled Hierarchy ... 353
  • 9.7.2 ... Creating a Parent-Child Hierarchy ... 357
  • 9.8 ... Personalizing Studio ... 360
  • 9.8.1 ... Model Validation ... 360
  • 9.8.2 ... Versioning ... 361
  • 9.8.3 ... Checking Model References ... 362
  • 9.8.4 ... Customizing Perspectives ... 363
  • 9.9 ... Summary ... 365
  • 10 ... Data Provisioning ... 367
  • 10.1 ... Choosing a Data Provisioning Method ... 368
  • 10.1.1 ... Strategic Considerations ... 370
  • 10.1.2 ... Technical Considerations ... 377
  • 10.2 ... Trigger-Based Replication: SAP Landscape Transformation ... 380
  • 10.2.1 ... Installation ... 380
  • 10.2.2 ... How SLT Works ... 382
  • 10.2.3 ... SLT Configuration ... 384
  • 10.2.4 ... SLT Administration (Start, Replicate, Stop, Suspend, Resume) ... 386
  • 10.2.5 ... Extended Features ... 387
  • 10.2.6 ... Setting Up a New Replication Configuration in SAP HANA ... 392
  • 10.2.7 ... Adding Tables to an Existing Replication Configuration ... 398
  • 10.3 ... ETL-Based Replication: SAP Data Services ... 404
  • 10.3.1 ... Configuration Requirements ... 405
  • 10.3.2 ... Preparing SAP HANA to Receive Data from SAP Data Services ... 405
  • 10.3.3 ... Loading Data ... 408
  • 10.4 ... Log-Based Replication: Sybase Replication Server and Load Controller ... 428
  • 10.4.1 ... Installation ... 430
  • 10.4.2 ... Running Sybase Replication ... 432
  • 10.5 ... Direct Extractor Connection ... 432
  • 10.5.1 ... DXC Technology ... 433
  • 10.5.2 ... Important Considerations for the Use of DXC ... 435
  • 10.5.3 ... Preparing SAP HANA for Use with DXC ... 439
  • 10.5.4 ... Preparing the Source System for Use with DXC ... 441
  • 10.5.5 ... Loading Data to SAP HANA with DXC ... 441
  • 10.6 ... Summary ... 442
  • 11 ... SAP HANA Administration ... 443
  • 11.1 ... Using the SAP HANA Administration Console ... 444
  • 11.1.1 ... Adding Systems ... 445
  • 11.1.2 ... Exporting and Importing Systems ... 447
  • 11.1.3 ... Viewing System Installation Details ... 447
  • 11.1.4 ... Administrator Editor and Diagnosis Mode ... 450
  • 11.1.5 ... Changing File Locations ... 450
  • 11.1.6 ... Changing Configurations ... 451
  • 11.1.7 ... Modifying the Administration Console ... 451
  • 11.2 ... System Monitoring ... 453
  • 11.2.1 ... Monitoring Disk Usage ... 455
  • 11.2.2 ... Performance Monitoring ... 456
  • 11.2.3 ... Monitoring with Alerts ... 457
  • 11.2.4 ... Configuring Alerts ... 458
  • 11.2.5 ... Monitoring Services and Distributed Systems ... 459
  • 11.2.6 ... Exporting and Importing Table Data and Definitions ... 461
  • 11.2.7 ... Monitoring Memory Usage ... 462
  • 11.2.8 ... Managing Large Tables with Partitioning ... 463
  • 11.2.9 ... Moving Files and Partitions for Load Balancing ... 465
  • 11.2.10 ... Fixing a Full Disk Event ... 466
  • 11.2.11 ... Support for Unresponsive Systems ... 466
  • 11.3 ... Updates ... 467
  • 11.3.1 ... Updating the SAP HANA Appliance ... 467
  • 11.3.2 ... Updating SAP HANA Studio ... 468
  • 11.4 ... Security ... 469
  • 11.4.1 ... System Privileges ... 469
  • 11.4.2 ... Authentication Security ... 470
  • 11.4.3 ... Authorization Security ... 471
  • 11.5 ... License Keys ... 477
  • 11.5.1 ... Temporary License Keys ... 478
  • 11.5.2 ... Permanent License Keys ... 479
  • 11.6 ... Backup and High Availability ... 479
  • 11.6.1 ... Backup ... 480
  • 11.6.2 ... High Availability ... 482
  • 11.6.3 ... Multiple Databases and Components on Same Hardware ... 483
  • 11.7 ... SAP Solution Manager and SAP HANA ... 484
  • 11.8 ... SAP NetWeaver DBA Cockpit for SAP HANA ... 486
  • 11.9 ... Summary ... 488
  • ... Appendices ... 489
  • A ... SAP HANA Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 491
  • A.1 ... SAP CO-PA Accelerator ... 492
  • A.2 ... Operational Reporting Rapid Deployment Solution ... 492
  • A.3 ... SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA Rapid Deployment Solution ... 492
  • A.4 ... Summary ... 493
  • B ... Preconfigured Data Modeling Content for SAP HANA ... 495
  • B.1 ... Rapid Marts ... 495
  • B.2 ... Accelerators ... 495
  • B.3 ... Rapid Deployment Solutions ... 499
  • C ... Key SAP HANA Notes ... 503
  • D ... The Authors ... 517
  • ... Index ... 519



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  1. Fantastic book

    Posted by Anonymous on Apr 9th, 2014

    This is such a fantastic book that gives a fundamental look into the HANA. I liked the way they explained the concepts.


  2. Amazing Hana

    Posted by Isaac on Mar 31st, 2014

    This is an amazing book. You can learn about SAP Hana the easy way. This is a great introduction.


  3. Very Good Book for Understanding Concepts in HANA

    Posted by Kaushal on Mar 10th, 2014

    We should appreciate the hard work of authors for explaining in detail about various aspects of HANA architecture and macro details. It’s better than the previous edition.


  4. A Great Introduction.

    Posted by Manas on Mar 5th, 2014

    The book touches the basics of In Memory concepts and explains in detail about the Architecture and Application of SAP HANA.
    Modeling is explained in detail.
    Expecting details of Native Application development with the next version.


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