SAP TechEd event in Barcelona - Our conclusion
SAP TechEd took place in Barcelona from 8 to 10 October 2019. The focus was on new technologies, which were actively discussed in interactive rounds, hands-on sessions and various lectures. Consultant Yannick Giernat (Managed Services) and Senior Consultant Gabriel Araujo (Data Management) represented ADWEKO as visitors and gave their conclusion.
The event clearly showed that the SAP management strategy is moving strongly towards cloud computing. For this purpose, the so-called "SAP HANA Cloud Services" was announced for a release by the end of 2019, which will include the SAP HANA Cloud, the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and the SAP Analytics Cloud with one access. This makes data tiering much more transparent and native, as it simplifies the management of hot, warm and cold data. The data from SAP HANA In-Memory (hot data), SAP HANA Native Storage Extension (warm data) and SAP HANA Data Lake (cold data) can thus be combined very easily in a calculation view.
Cloud computing also offers the advantage of "elastic scale", but what does that actually mean? In an on-premise HANA scenario, the size of the HANA instance is defined based on the overload peak. An often oversized, cost-increasing hardware would be the result. On the other hand, the SAP HANA Cloud with the concept of "Elastic Scale" offers the possibility to keep the size of the HANA machine for compute and storage resources elastic and flexible, which theoretically has a cost-reducing effect (pricing is not yet available for this).
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