Overview of SAP HANA Advanced Modeling

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Learn more about our recently released book SAP HANA Advanced Modeling in this overview of the chapters.

Chapter 2: The SAP case study presents the reader with a business case and the (hardware) setup used for the implementation of this business case. Business entities and their correlations are highlighted. To prepare the basis for our test cases, this chapter presents the SAP HANA solution, including the size of the data model and consequently the available hardware. It also discusses a common test approach.
Chapter 3: Create the data model looks at data persistency versus virtualization and uses these considerations to create physical tables. This chapter also presents first test scenarios to the reader. These test scenarios evaluate the impact of various physical architectural elements on performance and space consumption.
Chapter 4: High-performing information views are structured using the different information views provided in SAP HANA Studio. Through various test scenarios, we take a closer look at the different types of information views to understand the performance impact of the SAP HANA design patterns provided in these information views. We thereby create a set of guidelines and recommendations for various features of SAP HANA Studio, as well as for the general use of different view types.
Chapter 5: Advanced modeling techniques provides detailed insights into the aggregation behavior in SAP HANA which is ultimately the basis for solving difficult calculation problems in SAP HANA. The chapter then focuses on the SAP HANA development perspective, including Core Data Services (CDS), and the use of this perspective for data modeling. Furthermore, this chapter examines common problems within daily work along with solutions to these problems. The chapter concludes by looking at and explaining the topics of parallel development and agility aspects.
Chapter 6: Best practice recommendations leverages the insights gained from the previous chapters, multiple test scenarios, and real implementation experience to provide best practice recommendations.
Chapter 7: Operational reporting with SAP HANA describes the special requirements resulting from an SAP Business Suite on HANA implementation, focusing on SAP HANA Live as well as reporting. The chapter also examines the new possibilities arising from SAP HANA as an operational database.
Chapter 8: Conclusion & outlook summarizes the results and learnings from the previous chapters. Within this chapter, we address how the goals of the book have been achieved. This chapter also gives you an overview of some ideas for further topics that may be interesting to follow up on.

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Learn more about the authors:

Dominique Alfermann is a Consultant in the global Insights & Data Practice at Capgemini Deutschland GmbH. He is an information systems graduate (M.Sc.) of the University of Leipzig. Dominique is a skilled and experienced architect in particular in SAP HANA environments. He has performed several proofs of concept as well as development projects to demonstrate the power and capabilities of native SAP HANA design elements. His deep SAP HANA knowledge helps him in successfully leading SAP HANA implementation or transformation programs. Dominique is SAP BW and SAP HANA certified.

Benedikt Engel is Senior Consultant in the global Insights & Data Practice at Capgemini Deutschland GmbH. Since his graduation in information systems (B.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, he has been working on innovative business intelligence applications based on SAP NetWeaver BW and native SAP HANA. In addition to his profound knowledge of designing and implementing custom-specific business intelligence solutions, he has solid experience in combining SAP Business Warehouse and SAP HANA concepts. Benedikt is SAP BW certified. His engagements cover architecture roles, especially in hybrid scenarios leveraging both SAP BW and SAP HANA.
Dr. Stefan Hartmann is Principal Solution Architect in the global Insights & Data practice at Capgemini Deutschland GmbH. He has designed and implemented Business Intelligence applications based on SAP NetWeaver BW for more than 13 years. The development of transformation strategies towards sustainable business intelligence services is one of his areas of expertise. Thus, his focus is on SAP BW and SAP HANA architectures. Stefan is SAP BW and SAP HANA certified. He has worked on several proofs of concept, SAP HANA feasibility studies, as well as SAP HANA transformation programs.