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Since this blog was posted SAP combined ML Foundation with Data Hub and added new capabilities for managing ML models end-to-end. The new joint product SAP Data Intelligence became Generally Available (GA) in July 2019.

Consequently, SAP has removed ML Foundation from the subscription price list and also the trial service.

Given that the above videos were based on the trial service (which is no longer available) they have been archived.

See here for blogs relating to SAP Data Intelligence.


matthias.sessler recently published an excellent blog which guides you in becoming a machine learning expert:

So there's already a ton of great resources out there to get you up to speed on machine learning and SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation - however there's not that much that actually shows you how to use the technology hands-on - step by step. From zero to hero!!!

If you're unfamiliar with the SAP HANA Academy, we're a team that publish hands-on tutorial videos on all sorts of SAP-related technologies to YouTube. Don't be fooled by the team name - we're not only here to spread technical knowledge for HANA - although that's a large part of what we do!

Anyway, we've just created a new tutorial series on Machine Learning Foundation and you can access it here: SAP HANA Academy ML Foundation Playlist

We have 10 video tutorials published so far that cover all aspects of SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation including creating an instance, using the command line tools, performing inference, retraining customizable services, and Bring Your Own Model (BYOM).

Not every topic or service is covered however by following the examples for image classification you should get a very good idea of what to do for other services.

ML Foundation was recently made available in the SAP Cloud Platform trial so you can follow along with the tutorials without needing a productive license. There are some slight differences depending on whether you're using a productive or trial instance but these are covered in the videos. All the content you'll need has been posted to our GitHub repository.

You can access the tutorials directly as follows:

The Basics

Using Pre-Trained Services

Retraining Customizable Services

Bring Your Own Model (BYOM)

If you're new to SAP Cloud Platform itself then you might also want to check out our onboarding video tutorial series which should hopefully get you up to speed pretty quickly.

Happy machine learning!


The SAP HANA Academy provides free online video tutorials for the developers, consultants, partners and customers of SAP HANA.

Topics range from practical how-to instructions on administration, data loading and modeling, and integration with other SAP solutions, to more conceptual projects to help build out new solutions using mobile applications or predictive analysis.

For the full library, see SAP HANA Academy Library – by the SAP HANA Academy

For the full list of blogs, see Blog Posts – by the SAP HANA Academy