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SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)
Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database

i clarify tutorial  2009 ). Well, now I know that SAP BO Explorer is a tool for creating InfoCubes , and for further modeling and manipulation (in SAP’s lingo, an InfoCube is an OLAP cube, or a set of relational tables arranged according to a star schema, whereby a large fact table in the middle is surrounded by several dimension tables). SAP BW Accelerator is a blade server that is optimized for fast indexing and searching. Both products can nowadays run on top of HANA. Confused and overwhelmed enough?   HANA: A

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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