SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an appliance or in the cloud. At its core, it is an innovative in-memory relational database management system that makes full sense of the capabilities of current hardware to increase application performance, to reduce cost of ownership, and to enable new scenarios and applications that were not possible before. With SAP HANA, you have the opportunity to build applications that integrate the business logic, control logic, and the database layer with unprecedented performance. As a developer, one of the key questions is how you can minimize data movements. The more you can do directly on the data in memory next to the CPUs, the better the application will perform. This course will introduce you to native software development on SAP HANA. Registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. However, to fully benefit from the course, you can access a fee-based system environment to develop your own code.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 07:00 (UTC) to Thursday, December 12, 2013 21:00 (UTC)
Language: English

Course information


Course Statistics

This course was held from October 24 through December 12, 2013.

  • 18685 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
  • When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 26935.
  • We issued 4323 graded records of achievement.

Course Summary

SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an appliance or in the cloud. At its core, it is an innovative in-memory relational database management system that makes full sense of the capabilities of current hardware to increase application performance, to reduce cost of ownership, and to enable new scenarios and applications that were not possible before.

With SAP HANA, you have the opportunity to build applications that integrate the business logic, control logic, and the database layer with unprecedented performance. As a developer, one of the key questions is how you can minimize data movements. The more you can do directly on the data in memory next to the CPUs, the better the application will perform.

This course will introduce you to native software development on SAP HANA. Registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. However, to fully benefit from the course, you can access a fee-based system environment to develop your own code.

Course Characteristics

  • Start: October 24, 2013, 7am UTC
  • Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 5 hours per week)
  • Final exam: December 5 - 12, 2013
  • Course language: English

Target Audience

  • Application Developers
  • Data Modelers

Course Requirements

  • A basic knowledge of database technology, especially relational databases and SQL query language
  • A general understanding of how columnar, in-memory databases work

SAP HANA Development Systems

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview of the development-related capabilities of SAP HANA, you do not need access to a development system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in developing your own code, based on the instructions in the course.

SAP works with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a cloud provider, to ensure that you can access a system environment that fits to the course content. The available system image is only valid for test and demo applications. You need to register with Amazon Web Services and open a private account before you can use the demo system offered by SAP.

The costs you will incur depend on how much you use the system. You have the option to start, stop, and suspend your system. Amazon Web Services charges you by the hour for system uptime.

Nevertheless, you have full control over how much you spend. Note that using the system environment discussed in the course does not create revenue for SAP. We provide the training content free of charge. To gain access to a system, you work with SAP as a broker. The system environment will be hosted from Amazon Web Services. However, we recommend that you complete week 1 unit 4 of the course before starting your system. The instructor will talk about system procurement and the start process, and provide explanations that will help you access your own system image at very low cost.

Note: An Amazon account (registration) is mandatory to use the system environment provided by Amazon.

About Further Content Experts

Geoff Nolan

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Geoff Nolan is a knowledge architect in SAP HANA, focusing on tools and application services. He has been designing, developing, and publishing information for the technical world for many years.

Geoff has written and published articles in the UK and international media. He has designed, written, and published numerous books, technical specifications, and training courses, and designed and built reusable information systems.

Previous Version of This Course

Previous version of this course is available here:
Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA (May 27 through July 15, 2013)

How to enroll


If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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Dates and Statistics


This course was held from Oct 24, 2013 through Dec 12, 2013.

51127 learners enrolled.

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Thomas Jung is a chief product expert in SAP HANA Product Management, focusing on custom development and platform tools for SAP HANA and SAP HANA extended application services.
He is also an SAP mentor, SAP HANA distinguished engineer, a founding member of the Enterprise Geeks, and co-author of several SAP Press books.

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