philip.mugglestone just published a video tutorial series about getting started with SAP HANA Cloud. In this post, you will find the videos embedded with some additional information and resources. Following along you will learn how to create an instance of SAP HANA Cloud, how to configure and do some basic administration, and more specifically, how to develop with SAP HANA in the cloud.
You can watch the six video tutorials in a little under an hour. What you get back is
how to use the SAP BTP Cockpit to create an SAP HANA Cloud instance
how to enable, restrict, or prevent client access
how to start and stop an instance
how to administer the instance using the SAP HANA Cockpit
how to use the Database Explorer and its SQL Console for development and modeling
how to access the instance using different client tools like Node.js, Python, Java, ODBC
how to join data in-memory (hot store) with data in the data lake (cold store)
how to build a calculation view using SAP HANA schemas and HDI containers
Because we know your time is precious, we have included code snippets so you can easily and merrily code along. For the GitHub repository with sample code, visit > github.com/saphanaacademy/SAPHANACloud
Ready? Let's jump right in.
In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone provides an overview of the video series for SAP HANA Cloud including documentation, high level architecture and what's covered in subsequent videos in this series.
In this video tutorial, Philip Mugglestone shows how to provision an instance of SAP HANA Cloud. Creation of a suitable subaccount, setting entitlements, use of SAP HANA Cloud Central, subsequent instance mapping and how to access the SAP HANA Cockpit and Database Explorer are also covered.
In this video tutorial, Philip explains the service plans, the basic concepts of HDI (HANA Deployment Infrastructure), and how we can use this in SAP HANA Cloud. The Develop Apps tutorial video below provides the hands-on.
In this video tutorial, we learn how we can set up a sample development environment, with a development user, a database schema and how to create and load data into tables in both hot (in-memory) and cold (data lake) storage. Philip also shows how to combine data from different storage areas into a single view.
For all the other supported database clients like ODBC or to use the SAP HANA interactive terminal hdbsql, you need to install the SAP HANA client. This is also available from the SAP Development Tools website.
In this video tutorial, Philip shows how to create SAP HANA schemas, HDI containers and their service keys using the SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit. This is a requirement for the next video tutorial but not unique to SAP HANA cloud. We will bind the schema and HDI container to an application in the next video.
SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit - Create SAP HANA Schema and HDI Container with Service Keys
7. Develop Apps
In this last video tutorial of this series, we learn how to develop database applications based on HDI containers using SAP Web IDE Full-Stack, including how to perform database modeling with the creation of a simple calculation view.
Like the previous video, this is not unique to SAP HANA Cloud as such but it is nice to see that everything works. 😉
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