Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Enable the HANA Rules Framework on your HANA, express edition

With SDI in the bag, I was wondering whether I could enable the HANA Rules Framework (HRF) on my HANA, express edition in a similar way.

As it turned out, this was also absolutely possible and if fact quite straight forward as well:
  1. increase the virtual machine memory to 12GB
  2. Create a tenant database
  3. Enable HTTP and HTTPS access to the tenant database
  4. Import the HRF delivery unit
  5. Set Up a Technical User

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Monday, 28 November 2016

Visualizing SAP HRF Rule Results in SAP Lumira – Part 2

SAP Lumira Desktop Preparation and Presentation

Data Source

The first thing to understand is that SAP Lumira cannot be directly connected to the SAP HRF column view “SAP_HRF”.“sap.demo-store.sales.resources ::Sales Analysis.VIEW”. The SAP Lumira data source must be a cube such as those created by an Analytic View or a Calculation View. I therefore need to build one of these against my rule service column view.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

SAP Earth Observation Analysis Microservices on YaaS

Getting Started:

The following describes the steps to use the SAP Earth Observation Analysis service:

1. Sign In under My Account on YaaS. If not a member, you will need to Register under My Account on YaaS. It is free.
2. Go to the YaaS Market and choose the option Worldwide (Beta) at the top-right corner of the window. Scroll down and click on the SAP Earth Observation Analysis package.
3. Once the request for subscription is made, create a project for the organization to subscribe to a package. Enter the display name of the project as you want it to display in the Builder. The project identifier is a unique identifier.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Visualizing SAP HRF Rule Results in SAP Lumira – Part 1

SAP HANA Rules Framework Overview

SAP HANA Rules Framework is perfect for handling complex analytical rule constructs in real-time (online) and batch (offline) scenarios and makes the best use of the power of SAP HANA in order to achieve this. The built-in Fiori user interface that is distributed as part of SAP HRF is excellent at providing rule creation and management and allows rule results to be displayed in a textual manner. SAP HRF is all about providing the ability to allow business users to control, influence and personalize decision making in highly dynamic scenarios within the organisation in the most efficient and robust manner. Outside of SAP HRF it is the calling applications responsibility to make use of the decision results and actions that SAP HRF has returned.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Securing SuccessFactors Extensions on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Overview

SAP HANA Cloud Platform, extension package for SuccessFactors allows you to extend your SuccessFactors scope with applications running on the platform. The extension package makes it quick and easy for companies to adapt and integrate SuccessFactors cloud applications to their existing business processes, thus helping them maintain competitive advantage, engage their workforce and improve their bottom line.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Enable point-in-time recovery for your HANA, express edition

When you first connect HANA Studio to your HANA, express edition, you will be presented with 1 alert with HIGH priority:

Enable point-in-time recovery for your HANA, express edition

HANA Cockpit paints the same picture:

Monday, 21 November 2016

Installing HANA Express on AWS – Detailed Walkthrough

Introduction

This blog details the steps to deploy your own HANA Express (HXE) Instance on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

A couple of reasons I used AWS to host a HXE instance –
  • Didn’t have a computer with the recommended specs (namely the 16GB of RAM)
  • Initially I tried using SAP’s Cloud Appliance Library to deploy a HXE instance but unfortunately its restricted to the region “US EAST”, which isn’t ideal from Australia.
  • AWS provides a lot of flexibility and is cost effective for hosting your own HANA system

Monday, 14 November 2016

Increasing the SAP-NLS Performance

Increasing the SAP-NLS Performance

With the Introduction of smart data access (SDA) especially between SAP HANA and IQ, the data provisioning process can be optimized. Never the less, some additional Parameters have to be introduced on the ABAP and HANA Backend as well.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

SAP HANA XS Classic, Access your first data in a SAP HANA XSC Application

Open the Web-based Development Workbench

Using the SAP HANA Developer Edition or SAP HANA Cloud Platform

The workbench allows you to develop on HANA without the need to set up a local development environment.

Login to the HANA Cloud Cockpit with your free developer edition account.

Friday, 11 November 2016

SAP Text Analysis Microservices on YaaS

Introducing Text Analysis for everyone…

Text Analysis microservices – built on SAP HANA – allow you to process unstructured textual content from a variety of document formats and transform it into structured data without the liability or concern for hardware infrastructure, installation, or maintenance. This information discovery service facilitates enterprise decision-making processes by extending the value of your business intelligence investments that report off structured data. You can find these analytical microservices on the SAP Hybris as a Service (YaaS) Market and incorporate them into whichever technology platform you use.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Transforming Database Management with the new SAP HANA 2 feature, Active/Active read-enabled

Tech Ed Barcelona 2016 is happening now this week from Nov 8 – 10, and an exciting announcement was made for SAP HANA 2. With the launch of the next generation platform SAP HANA 2, SAP is looking further to bring greater stability and agility for customers looking to build a solid foundation for innovation and digitalization.

A key feature announced is Active/Active Read-Enabled. Along with enhanced data encryption, workload management and the SAP HANA Cockpit, these new features look to help further simplify and Free up IT efforts to allow them to focus on innovation.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Backup the Database(s) for SAP HANA Express – by the SAP HANA Academy

There a three tools you can use to make a backup of your SAP HANA database:
  1. SAP HANA cockpit
  2. SAP HANA studio
  3. hdbsql
For the VM, I should maybe add that you can also – of course – create a snapshot of the VM but this does require quite a bit of hard disk space.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

SAP HANA Live Installation Tips + Tables.

Whilst importing delivery units into your HANA System you can sometimes run into some common errors which can easily be fixed without the means of opening a SAP Incident.

Lets look at an example.

Here you are importing SAP HANA Analytics into your system. During the import you see an error:

SAP HANA Live Installation Tips + Tables.

Monday, 7 November 2016

SAP HANA TAKEOVER AND FAILBACK TEST

We have database on two different server melcoprd and melcodev. Our database is in mcod scenario in which it has 3 tenant database.

SAP HANA TAKEOVER AND FAILBACK TEST
MELCODEV 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Secure your HANA Cloud Connector with OpenSSL certificates – Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, I showed how to secure your SCC with a trusted UI Certificate as well as how to further secure your SCC with a trusted System Certificate, put your CA certificate in the Trust Store, install a SCC CA Certificate and with that enable Principal Propagation. As a result, we got 4 green boxes in the SCC General Security Status:

Secure your HANA Cloud Connector with OpenSSL certificates – Part 3

Friday, 4 November 2016

Secure your HANA Cloud Connector with OpenSSL certificates – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, I showed how to secure your SCC with a trusted UI Certificate:

Secure your HANA Cloud Connector with OpenSSL certificates – Part 2

Therefore, in this blog, I will show how to further secure your SCC with a trusted System Certificate, put your CA certificate in the Trust Store, install a SCC CA Certificate and with that enable Principal Propagation.