pbrodie, an amazing intern in HANA Product Management, and I have been busy building some new tutorials based on SAP Cloud Platform, SAP HANA Service.
Fresh out of the oven, the tutorials cover everything from the creation of an instance of the SAP HANA Service in SAP Cloud Platform to consuming a remote source in a virtual table, in an HDI container.
Choose your own adventure
There are multiple reasons to get started with the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP HANA Service.
Since I am talking about the instances you can get in Cloud Foundry, you are probably landing there because you or someone in your company has purchased some memory blocks.
- No, you cannot currently create a full instance for free. BUT… you can use the trial HDI containers in the SAP HANA Service. This tutorial within this mission explaining how to develop an application using the Cloud Application Programming Model has all the instructions you need. You don’t really need a lot of instructions because the CAP model will declare the HDI container as a resource and Web IDE will then call the goblins that create the actual service and wiring behind the scenes.
- If you don’t know what the CAP model is, an HDI container sounds as funny as a flux capacitor or you have not seen Web IDE before, I would spend half an hour watching this. (well, not me but you… who likes their own voice on video?)
How to setup your own instance of HANA as a Service