SAP HANA Learning Journey
SAP HANA is an in-memory database and development platform by SAP. It serves as the software giant’s contemporary, in-memory computing product for the business market. SAP HANA offers column-based storage, data aging and dynamic tiering, provisioning capabilities, high availability and disaster recovery, monitoring tools, data modeling, and a slew of security options. It is available for on-premise, cloud, and two-tiered (hybrid) deployments.
What Is In-Memory Computing?
In-memory computing refers to the ability to store large amounts of data in the main memory of a server—the RAM memory one may consider when buying a computing product. This results in fewer movements of data when recalled and faster transaction time. Just how fast can data be accessed when stored and used in RAM? 10,000 times faster than data stored on a hard disk.
Getting Started with SAP HANA
Starting and Stopping SAP HANA
One of the first things you should learn when working with SAP HANA is how to start and stop an instance of the database. This blog post will teach you how via the command line and with SAP HANA Studio.
Upgrading SAP HANA to the Latest Version
In this blog post, see how to update an SAP HANA system by following the instructions laid out for you to read. There are two options: you can either use resident HDBLCM or the version from the installation media.
Explore Encrypting SAP HANA Data
Encrypting communications with SAP HANA is crucial. However, encryption can also be used to secure the data stored on the SAP HANA server’s persistent layers. In this blog post, learn how to encrypt this data for security.
SAP HANA 2.0: An Introduction
Enter the fast-paced world of SAP HANA 2.0 with this introductory guide. Begin with an exploration of the technological backbone of SAP HANA as a database and platform. Then, step into key SAP HANA user roles and discover core capabilities for administration, application development, advanced analytics, security, data integration, and more. No matter how SAP HANA 2.0 fits into your business, this book is your starting point.
Thinking About a Career in SAP HANA?
Let SAP HANA administrator Bert Vanstechelman fill you in:
"When it comes to setting up a new system, there are a lot of things to do. After the initial system installation and data load, you should make a backup. This backup should not be limited to the database, but should include the operating system too. Once everything is up and running, you will then have to monitor the health of the SAP HANA system. SAP HANA cockpit or SAP HANA Studio are excellent tools for doing so. Keep an eye on the system status, alerts, and usage. It’s especially important to make sure there are adequate memory and CPU. Even SAP HANA will become slow when starved of resources!"
In this video, learn about some of the books that can help you become familiar with using SAP HANA as a database and platform. Whether you're brand-new to SAP HANA or want to take the next steps, we have something for you!
Explore SAP HANA administration tools like SAP HANA Cockpit, SAP HANA Studio, the command-line interface, and more. Learn how to develop with SAP HANA with books on SQLScript and ABAP development with SAP HANA
Lastly, see how SAP HANA powers the SAP S/4HANA suite of functionalities with multiple books on the solution, from intros to how-to guides with click-by-click instructions.
Take the Next Steps in Learning SAP HANA
Set Up User Types in SAP HANA
This case study takes a look at a fictional company which is new to SAP HANA and needs to create repository roles for different user groups. See how they created consumer, power user, developer, and security roles.
SAP HANA Deployment Infrastructure
The SAP HANA Deployment Infrastructure (HDI) is a service layer of the SAP HANA database and helps create runtime database objects from design-time artifacts. In this blog post, learn more about deploying SAP HANA.
Tools for SAP HANA Administration
Did Bert's blog post above get you interested in a career installing and maintaining SAP HANA systems? If so, you'll want to learn about all the different admin tools that you'll be using. This blog post introduces them.
What Is SAP S/4HANA? - Video
One of the more common misconceptions in the world of SAP is that SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA are the same thing, or they do things that they actually don't. In this video, learn about the SAP S/4HANA solution and what it does for businesses. It's based on SAP HANA, but it has a whole set of capabilities that the database doesn't!
SAP HANA 2.0 Administration
Show Off Your Knowledge with an SAP HANA Certification
SAP HANA 2.0 Certification Guide: Technology Associate Exam
Preparing for your SAP HANA 2.0 technology associate exam? Make the grade with this certification study guide! From installation and configuration to monitoring and troubleshooting, this guide will review the key technical and functional knowledge you need to pass with flying colors. Explore test methodology, key concepts for each area, and practice questions and answers. Your path to SAP HANA 2.0 certification begins here!
Data Provisioning Terms Needed to Know for SAP HANA
When taking the SAP HANA Application Associate certification exam, there are a lot of things you'll be tested on, such as your knowledge of data provisioning with SAP HANA. That said, here are 19 important SAP HANA data provisioning concepts you'll need to know going into the exam.
Practice Q&As for the SAP HANA 2.0 Technology Associate Exam
These practice questions will help you evaluate your understanding of SAP HANA installation ahead of certification. The questions shown are similar to those found on the exam. Although none will be found on the exam itself, they will allow you to review your knowledge of the subject.
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