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Informed decision making, better communication, and faster response to business situations is the key difference between leading and surviving in this competitive global market place. A successful data-driven organization is able to gain insight into the data patterns and anomalies of present/past market conditions, make sense of new or missed opportunities, and is prepared for the data challenges of tomorrow. These organizations not only have the best chance to survive, but to beat the competition and lead their market.

Organizations no longer have a “lack of data” problem, but rather the issue of how to quickly use the data they’ve obtained to direct and influence their business decisions. Data exists in different silos at different locations in various form. The time it takes to retrieve and process relevant information negatively impacts the time window to outmaneuver the competition. So there is a growing need to break the data silos, streamline data retrieval, and simplify information access. The information access framework must be less a static lake and more a dynamic network of rivers—ultimately forming the perfect data supply chain. Hence, the data supply-chain must support just-in-time processing capabilities to bring data from multiple sources, be fast and powerful enough to transform and process huge amount of data quickly, and be agile to accommodate new data sources according to user needs.

SAP HANA is the perfect platform for building a dynamic data supply-chain to address the data challenge of our times. Using Smart Data Access technology, SAP HANA supports virtual real-time data access from multiple heterogeneous systems including cloud system. This is focus of our E-Bite "Smart Data Access - Data Virtualizations in SAP HANA" from SAP PRESS. The book explains the the Smart Data Access technology in detail and contains step-by-step instructions with screenshots to set-up SDA access for SAP HANA, SAP Sybase IQ, Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop using Hive, Hadoop using SAP HANA Vora and Twitter using SAP HANA SDI. The book also contains the best practices in SAP HANA modeling with focus on modeling with SDA virtual tables and troubleshooting common issues.

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The book is now available for pre-order from SAP PRESS