I am back home in Wrocław after ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference (SBOUC) in Orlando, USA. Three and a half intensive days, yet I still feel like there was not enough time to discuss everything with everyone. But the first SAP InnoJam is just around the corner, so the time to pack and see folks again will come soon.
For the moment, let me go back to SBOUC to share highlights of the last two days.
More about Networking
In my previous post, I mentioned about the importance of face to face interactions. Social networking tools – no matter if we like them or not – play their important role too. When during his Thursday’s keynote Don Tapscott asked how many in the audience are using Twitter, about one third raised their hands.
I am not an addicted fan of Twitter, but it became a handy tool for me. I don’t like the one player dominance on the market, I wish App.net, Path and alike good luck. Just remember “A fool with a tool is still a fool”.
And remember there are different kinds of “smarts” too. There was a moment, when spammers found that #SBOUC is trending on Twitter, and started their attack. First time I saw something like this (see picture). New tweets and handlers were coming faster than you were able to get what’s going on.
My session on SAP HANA
My session was obviously on the topic of SAP HANA. It was an updated version of the last year’s session, but now with the focus on where and how you can learn more about in-memory data management and where you can practice to gain hands-on experience.
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Surprising that so many people want to learn SAP HANA and are asking for access to the software, yet so few are familiar with two SAP HANA Developer Center offers:
- 30-days Test&Evaluation access to pre-configured virtual desktop hosted by CloudShare. The benefit of that option is that the desktop has as well popular and new SAP BusinessObjects BI tools: Explorer, Analysis for MS Office, Visual Intelligence.
- Free developer edition of SAP HANA database hosted in the cloud. For the moment the only choice is Amazon WebServices.
Our Developer Experience team as SAP is responsible for Developer Center. One of our new projects is to add BusinessObjects to the family of DevCenters. If you have any suggestions or comments on BObj, HANA, Sybase or any other SAP technology on the Developer Center – please let me know in comments, via twitter @Sygyzmundovych, or just by sending old good e-mail to my SAP address.
SAP Analytics and Hadoop
It became usual to hear (mostly from the same people) that SAP’s innovations focused only on SAP HANA. Well, there were very good sessions during SBOUC showing integration of SAP Analytics products with Hadoop too. Below are some captures with session numbers, so you can download full sessions from ASUG Online yourself.
New SAP BusinessObjects BI tools
In my previous post I mentioned new SAP BusinessObjects BI product called Visual Intelligence. Sessions around two other new products got no less interest:
SAP Predictive Analytics:
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio (aka SAP Zen):
Custom Development with SAP BusinessObjects
Another topic interesting for me was the custom development with SAP BusinessObjects. Unfortunately not many people are aware of SAP BO SDKs and APIs, and even at SBOUC there were only two sessions on this topic. I hope to promote and to see more next year.
SAP Analytics Forum
Unfortunately, because of my flight schedule I attended only one session during the SAP Analytics Forum at the day 4 of the conference. The session was Deloitte’s internal implementation of reporting using Crystal Reports and SAP HANA. Nothing speaks better than an example.
See you next year…
… at ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference 2013 in Anaheim, California.
In the meantime…
… if you feel that my posts haven’t covered the conference enough, please have a look at other blogs:
- “SAP Analytics Forum at User Conference Did Not Disappoint” by Avery Horzewski at SAP Blogs
- “SAP Announces EPM in the Cloud and Free Trial of Visual Intelligence” by Cindi Howson from BI Scorecard
- “SBOUC 2012 Wrap-Up: BusinessObjects Passion on Display” by Thomas Wailgum from ASUG News
- “At this year’s ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, BI4 loses its luster” by Ryan Goodman on his blog
- “SAP Business Objects User Conference – Day 1 + 2” by Dave Rathbun on his blog
Still not enough? Then you need to experience and describe it yourself 🙂