Technology Blogs by SAP
Learn how to extend and personalize SAP applications. Follow the SAP technology blog for insights into SAP BTP, ABAP, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP HANA, and more.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the challenge!

Winners will be announced shortly.


We all have this one friend who refers to every distance as walking distance, be it 500 m or 5000 m. If you have ever been to our SAP Campus in Walldorf you probably know all too well that the distance between various buildings can be quite long.

Now you might be wondering what this has to do with SAP HANA Graph. The answer is, SAP HANA Graph can help us to calculate distances down to the meter. Thus, it can provide us at least with the shortest path if we need to walk somewhere.

With this challenge, we want to encourage you to get familiar with SAP HANA Graph and its fantastic capabilities while getting some hands-on work done.

Understand our challenge

You work in building WDF 53, your friend is in building WDF 13. You haven’t seen each other in a while and therefore want to meet to have a chat over some coffee. Having busy schedules, you want to avoid that one must walk all the way while the other one can just stay in the building. Therefore, you want to find the building “in between”, so both of you need to walk a minimal distance.

In this challenge, you’ll work with a subset of data from OpenStreetMap® representing buildings, streets, and sidewalks on the SAP campus in Walldorf, Germany.

WDF53 and WDF13.

We are challenging you to determine the building which is in the closest walking distance (fair share for both colleagues) from both buildings, WDF53 and WDF13, using SAP HANA Graph.

We are looking for the building name and the distance from building WDF13 and WDF53 to the building where the meeting will take place.

The challenge will end on June 19, 2022.

You can find our video kicking off the challenge on Youtube.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in the comment section below this blogpost.



To be able to participate in the challenge there are some prerequisites listed below:

  • You need to have a SAP HANA Cloud instance at hand (if not, check out this tutorial using our free tier for SAP HANA Cloud)

  • Download the OpenStreetMap® data subset from our GitHub repository

  • You can find an overview of the challenge and SAP HANA graph in this presentation

  • Email us with your solution (distance in meters + building name) to (Subject: “SAP HANA Graph Community Challenge”)

  • Let us know that you have handed in your solution by commenting “challenge accepted” in the comment section below this blogpost

  • Follow this blogpost to not miss any updates


What’s in for you?

Apart from learning more about the graph functionality in SAP HANA Cloud we will give chosen winners the opportunity to present their solution in an SAP Community call together with our SAP HANA Graph experts!

Winners will be contacted after the challenge to clarify the details of the SAP Community call.


Keep exploring

Are you eager to learn more about our exciting multi-model features? You might want to take a look at these materials:




Terms & Conditions

  1. Challenge definition

The SAP HANA Graph challenge is an online challenge, taking place in SAP Community ( where the announcement of the challenge as well as the winner selection is being published as a blogpost in SAP Community. Valid submissions need to be sent via e-mail as described in this announcement where every interested individual SAP Community member can participate in handing in their solution. Participation in the challenge is subject to these Terms and Conditions.
The Promoter of this challenge is the SAP HANA product management team.

  1. Prize draw entry period details 

Eligible individuals may participate in the SAP HANA Graph challenge from May, 19 to June,19 2022 at 12:00 PM Central European Time.

  1. Eligibility Criteria 

Entrants must (i) be eighteen (18) years or older; (ii) be a registered and active member of the SAP Community ( (iii) you are prohibited from participating in this Challenge if you are located in a country embargoed by the United States or if you are on the U.S. treasury department’s list of specially designated nationals.  (iv) SAP reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. The Challenge is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and is void where prohibited.  Participants in the Challenge agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.

  1. Contest Rules – submission requirements 

Quiz answers must:

  • be submitted by an individual authentic account

  • be submitted via email to

  1. Selection and Notification of Winner 

One can win this challenge by sending the correct distance in meters to this email address ( (first come, first served). Winners will be featured and linked in future blogposts.

  1. Consent and Release  

Promoter is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Prize Draw or in the announcement of prize or for any suspension of the Prize Draw or inability to implement the Prize Draw or award the prize as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any national, federal, territorial or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. This Prize Draw shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of Germany without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Prize Draw, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any claims, judgments and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs associated with entering this prize draw. Participant hereby waives any rights or claims to legal fees, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages of participant, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise.

  1. Personal information and privacy 

By participating in the Challenge, Participant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of Participant’s personal information as described at