The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is an open standards-based, in-memory cloud platform designed for today’s increasingly networked, mobile, social and data-driven world. Developers can quickly build impactful, highly scalable applications leveraging the massive speed and scale of SAP HANA. This Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering allows you to focus on developing your software and use an enterprise-ready pre-installed environment in the SAP cloud to deploy and run your applications in a secure and reliable way. This course will introduce you to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and show you how to take advantage of the various services it provides. Since the initial course in Q4, 2013, the developer experience on the platform has been simplified. This course has been updated to include these modifications. Ideally, you should have basic skills in Java programming as well as basic skills in using the Eclipse development environment. The registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. You will be able to get some practical experience of the platform by using a free developer trial account.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 07:00 (UTC) to Wednesday, July 30, 2014 20:00 (UTC)
Language: English

Course information


Course Statistics

This course was held from June 11 through July 30, 2014.

  • 9440 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
  • When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 15590.
  • We issued 1670 graded records of achievement.

Course Summary

SAP HANA Cloud Platform is an open standards-based, in-memory cloud platform designed for today’s increasingly networked, mobile, social and data-driven world. Developers can quickly build impactful, highly scalable applications leveraging the massive speed and scale of SAP HANA.

This Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering allows you to focus on developing your software and use an enterprise-ready pre-installed environment in the SAP Cloud to deploy and run your applications in a secure and reliable way.

This course will introduce you to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and show you how to take advantage of the various services it provides. Ideally, you should have basic skills in Java programming as well as basic skills in using the Eclipse development environment. The developer experience on SAP HANA Cloud Platform has been simplified, and this course has been updated to reflect this since its first run in Q4, 2013. Working with SAP HANA and SAP HANA native applications on SAP HANA Cloud Platform has become much easier, as well as using the connectivity service.

The registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. You will be able to get some practical experience of the platform by using a free developer trial account. We’ll explain how you can get access at the start of the course.

Course Characteristics

Target Audience

  • Application Developers

Course Requirements

  • Basic programming language, ideally in Java.
  • Basic knowledge in using an Eclipse development environment.

Development Systems

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview of the development-related capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform, 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.

You can access your own free account for SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and we’ll explain how to set up an account in one of the first sessions. There are a few restrictions for this free account, but you’ll be able to follow the course without any issues, as the instructor will use the same system as you.

About Further Content Experts

Dieter Guendisch

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Dieter joined SAP in 2004 and worked on various projects in the SAP NetWeaver and Cloud areas, focusing on document management systems. He is currently the product owner of the SAP HANA Cloud Document Service.

Elitsa Semerdzhieva

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Elitsa has more than 13 years of professional experience with Java SE/EE technologies. She joined SAP in 2001 as a developer in the SAP NetWeaver Java Server team. Nowadays Elitsa is a Senior Developer, working on the persistence layer of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Martin Bachmann

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Martin joined SAP in 1997 where he worked in several roles like development, Regional Implementation Group (RIG), Industry Business Unit for automotive and solution management SAP PLM – always around the topic of SAP PLM. In 2011 Martin joined the Product Management team for SAP NetWeaver Gateway.

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Martin Raepple

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As the product owner for Security and Identity Management in SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Martin Raepple is responsible for the product's security roadmap and manages the product backlog.

Prior to this role, Martin represented SAP in international standard bodies.

Martin has over 18 years of experience in applying information technology in a wide range of industries, speaks frequently at international conferences, and authored books and articles on IT security.

Thomas Hensel

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Thomas Hensel is a product expert for the SAP Portal Portfolio. Thomas drives various go-to-market and customer activities in the area of SAP HANA Cloud Portal, Mobile Portal, and SAP Fiori Launchpad.

Thomas is an active member on the SAP Community Network and regular speaker at conferences such as SAP d-code and SAP user group events.

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Timo Lakner

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Timo is an area product owner in the SAP HANA Cloud Platform area and is responsible for the connectivity topic. Timo joined SAP in 2002 and held various positions in SAP NetWeaver Java. Timo is a frequent speaker at various SAP TechEd events.

Previous Version of This Course:

Previous version of this course is available here:
Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform (October 28 through December 16, 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 Jun 11, 2014 through Jul 30, 2014.

23093 learners are currently enrolled.

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Rui Nogueira is a product expert in product management for SAP HANA Cloud Platform, focusing on onboarding developers, customers, and partners to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

He is an active member on the SAP Community Network and was also the instructor for several openSAP courses around the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Rui’s profile on SCN.

Martin Grasshoff is currently assigned as Product Manager for SAP Mobile Platform. His focus is the SAP Mobile Platform Cloud Edition, which is based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. His developer background and good explanation skills are a well known asset for customers and developers.

Martin's profile on SCN.

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