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SAP HANA Starter by Mark Walker

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Quick start – creating your first SAP HANA application

A SAP HANA application is where all the SAP HANA magic comes together.

Where in a "normal" reporting application (for example, SAP BW) we copy, transform, and aggregate data using transformations and intermediate storage objects (ending up with several copies of the same data), SAP HANA gives us access to transformed, aggregated views on the original data in the base SAP HANA tables, without going through the initial preparation steps—the necessary calculations and transformations are done on-the-fly, when the data is requested by the user.

Whenever new data becomes available in the system, it is immediately visible in reporting, since no transformation or copy is needed.

Whenever a new application ...

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