With this free online course, you will learn how to effectively implement SAP HANA dynamic tiering to scale your SAP HANA system. The course includes demonstrations to highlight key aspects and hands-on exercises to reinforce learning points.
May 15, 2018 - June 20, 2018
Language: English

Course information


Course Summary

SAP HANA dynamic tiering is a native Big Data solution for SAP HANA. Dynamic tiering adds smart, disk-based extended storage to your SAP HANA database. Dynamic tiering enhances SAP HANA with large volume, warm data management capabilities.

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively implement SAP HANA dynamic tiering to scale your SAP HANA system. We’ll demonstrate the design and configuration tasks required to extend your SAP HANA system to utilize dynamic tiering, explore the integration at a query processing level to understand the performance advantages of a unified SAP HANA platform, and walk through standard administration tasks to learn how SAP HANA makes it easier to manage aging data.

This course uses demonstrations to highlight key aspects of SAP HANA dynamic tiering.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering Overview
Week 2: Dynamic Tiering Design & Planning
Week 3: Query Processing
Week 4: Administering SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Database administrators
  • Data architects
  • System administrators

Course Requirements

  • Working knowledge of SAP HANA
  • Familiarity with database architecture and design
  • Basic knowledge of the SQL language

Further Content Expert

Ruediger Karl

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Ruediger Karl is a product manager for SAP HANA, focusing on SAP HANA dynamic tiering, core engine, and SAP HANA Big Data topics.
Ruediger has been with SAP for 20 years and has held a number of positions as a developer, architect, and product manager. He has a deep knowledge of SAP technology, databases, in-memory computing, and distributed software architecture.

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Course contents


  • Week 1:

    SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering Overview
  • Week 2:

    Dynamic Tiering Design & Planning
  • Week 3:

    Query Processing
  • Week 4:

    Administering SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering
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  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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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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Certificate Requirements


  • A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
  • A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by


Courtney Claussen

Courtney Claussen is a product manager on the SAP HANA team, focusing on SAP HANA dynamic tiering and SAP IQ.

Courtney has over 30 years’ experience in the software industry, with a focus in recent years on columnar analytic databases. She was instrumental in helping SAP achieve the Guinness record for World’s Largest Data Warehouse.

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Robert Waywell

Rob Waywell is a director in product management for SAP HANA, focusing on SAP HANA dynamic tiering and the SAP Streaming Analytics component of SAP HANA.

With over 20 years’ experience in the database and data management space, Rob has a deep understanding of the challenges in scaling data management solutions to handle ever-increasing data volumes including IoT scenarios.

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