Database, Technology & Innovation SIG

Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 9:40am - 9:40am

Vanwall road,

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This is the new date for the postponed meeting, that was due to take place on Thursday 13th March.

Martin Tenk from SAP EMEA will present HANA Update (What is new & what is the roadmap). The session will provide an update of the latest HANA developments. HANA as a rapid in-memory innovation platform, plus what is new with BW on HANA and the Business Suite on HANA. We will also look at the 2014 roadmap and run a number of short demonstrations.

Henry Nairne from Varian Medical Systems will discuss Varian’s journey to Full Suite on HANA. He will talk about why Varian chose HANA, the considerations, risks and expected benefits and give an update of ‘progress so far’ on a very active transformational project.

Mark Bolton from Rolls-Royce will present Rolls-Royce - HANA journey. Rolls-Royce are positioning SAP HANA at the centre of their information landscape but this is only part of their journey, This session will cover the Rolls-Royce SAP HANA journey from the initial business case for the first project to the long term strategic intentions for utilising high performance databases to power their strategic applications. This session will also explore the organisational changes that are required to enable the agility and flexibility of SAP HANA to be fully realised.

Tim Fisher & Shin Sawhney from Capgemini will present How SAP HANA Helps Your Business Manage the Data-Explosion.Synopsis: How SAP HANA Helps Your Business Manage the Data-Explosion. Big data is a term that is used in many contexts. The presentation aims to demystify the various different use-cases of SAP HANA for big-data scenarios across your business…from the business suite through to advanced analytics applications


Richard Maund from Capgemini will give a presentation on Understanding HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and the Alternatives. We have all been hearing from SAP about deploying HANA in the cloud. Understand why this is relevant to you and what your other options are for deploying HANA on the cloud. Also, with SAP’s recent announcement of production support of SAP HANA platform on VMware’s vSphere he’ll talk about how this aligns with the overall Hybrid Cloud strategy

Event Resources

HANA Update (What is new & what is the roadmap) - Martin Tenk - SAP (10.00 MB)
How SAP HANA Helps Your Business Manage the Data-Explosion - Tim Fisher & Shin Sawhney - Capgemini (1.50 MB)
Varian (2.10 MB)

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