Decision-makers need access to real-time information on demand. This requires the aggregation of large volumes of data from disparate sources, followed by analysis and what-if simulations.
SAP HANA steps in to address this challenge. Using pioneering in-memory technology, HANA can manage data on a large scale, with real-time access and immense flexibility, while simplifying the IT landscape and reducing costs.
EXA has led the way with HANA usage. Our close collaboration and co-development with SAP AG helps us remain at the cutting edge when it comes to new innovations in HANA or HANA Cloud.
EXA experts have proven to our clients that we are capable of helping with almost any aspect of a HANA project, be it the overall HANA project lifecycle, deep technology skills like ABAP on HANA or helping with special solutions like managing unstructured data.
EXA can guide you in your migration to a HANA-based platform. We have helped organizations cope with the changes imposed by HANA. These areas include assessing current capabilities, identifying gaps, developing a future-ready roadmap, and closing these gaps to complete the solution.
HANA Core Competencies
We cover all aspects of SAP HANA-related development:
- We cover setup, configuration, and administration of SAP HANA infrastructure as well as ETL and Hadoop scenarios (big data)
- Development of optimized SAP HANA models, stored procedures & algorithms for efficient utilization of SAP HANA DB features
- Implementation of advanced statistical algorithms for Predictive Analysis as well as making use of HANA’s advanced text analytics & text mining capabilities
- Creation of an intuitive user experience based on the latest UX standards, such as SAP UI5/Fiori or open source frameworks like AngularJS. This is based on HANA XS and XSA technologies, SAP Gateway or Java to create the ODATA or REST services
- ODATA and REST service development based on HANA XS and XSA technologies, SAP Gateway or Java
SAP Cloud Platform
SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) and SAP Cloud Integration: For customers not planning to invest in on-premise HANA appliances, we have experience and expertise in SAP Cloud Platform and SAP’s Cloud Integration technology.
Besides being a fully managed HANA on Cloud, SCP also offers integration with other SAP and non-SAP cloud services to be integrated in e.g. one analytical application on cloud.
At EXA, we successfully implemented SCP solutions on the “classic” SAP Cloud Platform – now called NEO – as well as on the open source-based SAP Cloud Foundry.
SAP Business Objects Cloud – built on SAP Cloud Platform – aims to overcome the challenge of point solutions and data silos in Analytics. With our broad Analytics experience and deep HANA expertise we are helping our customers to realize more value in less time with the new, cloud-based approach to analytics.
ABAP on HANA
Over time, SAP Business Suite Systems have grown and been extended with customer-specific programs, partner solutions, custom transformations in SAP BW, and a multitude of other developments. Irrespective of whether customers are running large-scale custom solutions or small user-exits, they all face the problem when migrating to Business Suite on HANA that custom solutions do not yield the expected benefits because the ABAP code is not using the full potential of SAP HANA.
At EXA, we have a team of cross-skilled developers who are familiar with both sides – ABAP and HANA – and specialize in adjusting and optimizing ABAP code for SAP HANA, pushing down performance critical operations into HANA procedures and, as such, helping you to reap the full benefits of the performance improvements with SAP HANA.
Search on HANA
Besides structured data, SAP HANA is also the ideal solution for handling unstructured data, long texts, and documents. The superior text mining and text analysis capabilities make HANA an advanced search engine for both structured and unstructured data.
Replacing your existing TREX search with the HANA-based search will lower TCO and allow for new functionalities, such as sentiment analysis.
Your Partner for Big Data and In-memory
Regardless of whether you already migrated some of your SAP solutions to HANA or if you’re still in the evaluation phase, it is critical to have a strong partner for this journey. EXA is uniquely equipped to be your guide.
We understand Data Lake / NoSQL architectures as well as the “traditional” ERP and Data Warehouse landscapes. The challenge is to preserve your investments in a robust BW architecture (e.g. for Financials Reporting) while enabling agility and flexibility to gain insights based on advanced analytics and machine learning. With our “two-speed IT” approach, you can achieve both. Contact us to find out more about a Big Data Roadmap or Assessment.