HANA in a pocket, a skull and some dirty hands on Linux

DISCLAIMER: this blog describes unsupported and unlicensed use of the SAP HANA software. I describe my personal try-out of a hardware/software combination. It's not in any way meant to be used productively or recommended to use the software in the way I describe. If you loose data, waste life-time, money, your good mood or damage … Continue reading HANA in a pocket, a skull and some dirty hands on Linux

Modelling Learning Double Action or two things I just learned about modelling in SAP HANA SPS 11

Far fetched...   A colleague asked me over a year ago (2015 and SPS 9 ... sounds ancient now, I know) whether it is possible to leverage information models in a different SAP HANA instance via SDA (Smart Data Access - look it up in the documentation if you didn't know this yet). The scenario … Continue reading Modelling Learning Double Action or two things I just learned about modelling in SAP HANA SPS 11

SAP HANA community alert 260416: new moderator aboard

Dear SAP HANA aficionados   If have not been living under a stone lately and visited the SAP HANA corners of SCN (SAP HANA and In-Memory Computing, SAP HANA Developer Center) recently you surely will have noticed that there is currently one particular person putting in effort, patience and willingness to help others in extraordinary … Continue reading SAP HANA community alert 260416: new moderator aboard

HANA dude analyses Python error and this happened next… (plus: something with Andy Warhol)

Fresh out of the Christmas/New Year vacation I yesterday received this question from one of my colleagues: Hi Lars I am trying to set up a demo to show MDC at FKOM. I am trying to configure MDC via the Python script method – although I have an issue where I am missing a file … Continue reading HANA dude analyses Python error and this happened next… (plus: something with Andy Warhol)

Fiddle riddle – Amazing: stuff gets faster and takes less space!

In Quick notes during a fiddle-session I played around with a table that contained all possible values for a date column. To fill it I used a FOR LOOP with an INSERT and a commit every 10000 records. That took 9:37 minutes for 3.652.061 records. That's terrible performance and nothing that needs to be accepted … Continue reading Fiddle riddle – Amazing: stuff gets faster and takes less space!