Since the introduction of SAP HANA Cloud Platform in 2012 and the first openSAP course about it in 2013, the platform has been continually improved and additional functionality has been delivered. In this course, you will get to know the platform in its most up-to-date state yet.
This course will introduce you to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and show you how as a developer to take advantage of the various services it provides. Ideally, you should have basic skills in Java programming as well as a basic knowledge of how to use the Eclipse development environment.
If you took part in the previous courses, you should join this one, because it covers many newly introduced services like the IoT services, gamification services, mobile documents and many more. You will get a more holistic view on the capabilities of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform is an open standards-based, in-memory platform-as-a-service (PaaS) 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 cloud platform 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.
The registration, learning content, and final exam are free of charge. You will be able to get some practical experience of the platform by using a free developer account. We’ll explain how you can access this at the start of the course.
This course is also available in Japanese
Week 1: Basics
Week 2: Security
Week 3: Connectivity
Week 4: Persistence
Week 5: IoT and Collaboration
Week 6: Additional Services
Week 7: Final Exam
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 problems, as the instructor will use the same system as you.
SAP Cloud Platform has started its evolution into a true business technology platform, focusing on providing business services. The platform will provide openness and freedom of choice by partnering with hyper-scaler champions for commodity technical services. As a first step towards this strategic goal, starting July 15, 2019, SAP announced the retirement of SAP managed open-source backing services offerings – PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and RabbitMQ – from SAP Cloud Platform pricelists.
This change will affect your platform trial experience, which you might be using to complete the hands-on exercises in this course. A good trial always gives users a taste of what to expect when they go productive on the platform. With this rationale in mind, the trial or ‘dev’ plan offerings for the 4 open-source backing services will also be discontinued from new trial accounts and trial extensions created beyond July 15th. You can find out more in this blog on SAP Community.
Development Manager, SAP HANA Cloud Platform IoT Services & Gamification Service
Michael Ameling is a development manager for SAP HANA Cloud Platform, IoT services and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, gamification service. Michael is an active member of the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAP d-code and SAP TechEd, focusing on enabling customers and partners on SAP HANA Cloud Platform services.
Product Manager SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Mobile Services
Martin Grasshoff is currently assigned as Product Manager for SAP Mobile Platform. His focus is the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services.
His developer background and good explanation skills are a well known asset for customers and developers.
Product Owner SAP Business Suite Extensions, SAP HANA Cloud Platform
Thomas Bieser is the product owner for end-to-end scenarios to extend SAP Business Suite with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. He heads the development of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform connectivity service and SAP HANA Cloud connector.
Thomas has over 15 years of experience in the software industry and has held various positions in development, project, and product management, focusing on distributed Artificial Intelligence, Web, grid, and cloud technologies.
Thomas is an active member of the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at SAP conferences. You can also follow him on Twitter.
Product owner SAP NetWeaver and Cloud areas
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.
Product expert for SAP HANA Cloud Portal.
Thomas Hensel is a product expert for SAP HANA Cloud Portal. Thomas drives go-to-market and enablement activities for customers and partners. Thomas is an active member on the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAPTechEd and SAP user group events.
Product manager working on SAP Jam
Robert Horne is a product manager working on SAP Jam. He is responsible for partner and developer enablement, focusing on the development of social work patterns that solve real business problems.
Robert has 14 years of experience in the software industry, including stops in IT, marketing, engineering, and product management. He has an extensive background in API development and supporting developer ecosystems. Robert is a frequent contributor to SCN and speaker at developer conferences.
Product owner for the persistence service in the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
Jens is the product owner for the persistence service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
He joined SAP in 1999 and has held various positions in the SAP NetWeaver Java and ABAP area. Jens is an active member of the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAP d-code and SAP user group events.
Product expert for SAP Document Center
Jens is an active member of the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAPTechEd and SAP user group events.
Corneliu Mitu is a development architect and acts as area product owner for SAP Document Center.
Corneliu is an active member of the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAPd-code and SAP user group events.
Development Architect, SAP Hybris Customer Engagement & Commerce
Michael Oemler is a product owner in the Co-Innovation Network, focusing on the area of SAP Hybris as a Service – Community. He is also a key driver of various enablement activities such as YaaS hackathons and innovation showcases, based on the Customer Engagement & Commerce product portfolio.
Michael has over 15 years of experience in software development at SAP, with a strong focus on modern software architecture patterns and innovative cloud applications.
Product owner for Security and Identity Management in SAP HANA Cloud Platform,
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. Before Martin joined SAP in 2005, he has held positions with IBM as an IT Architect and Consultant.
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.
Udo Paltzer Product manager for SAP HANA Cloud Integration and SAP Financial Services Network.
Udo is an active member of the SAP Community Network and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAPTechEd, SAP user group events, and SAP CodeJam sessions.
Previous version of this course are available here:
Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform* (Repeat) (Februar 4 through March 25, 2015)
*) Please note: SAP has announced that SAP HANA Cloud Platform is being renamed to SAP Cloud Platform. You can read more about the reasons behind the change and what you can expect in the official SAP Press Release.
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Sven Kohlhaas is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA, focusing on evangelization and the enablement of developers from customers and partners.
He is an active member on the SAP Community, speaker at conferences, and has also held numerous workshops and hackathons around SAP Cloud Platform and SAP HANA in the past.
Rui Nogueira is a chief product expert with over 20 years of experience in applying information technology in a wide range of industries. He holds a graduate degree in electrical engineering.
After working in software development in the automotive industry for 10 years, Rui joined SAP in 2005, where he has worked in various roles in development, product management, and strategy. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and SAP events and has been an instructor for various openSAP courses.