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In this blog series you will find quotes, backgrounds, suggested further readings and other information related to my latest book SAP HANA 2.0, An Introduction published by SAP Press.

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Each chapter starts with a quote and for the chapter about training and support, who else to quote than Johan Cruyff?

Renowned worldwide for his football talents but in the Netherlands also much appreciated for his idiosyncratic expressions.

Je gaat het pas zien als je het door hebt.

(You’ll only see it, when you get it.)

—Johan Cruyff

In Wikipedia there is a lemma about Cruijffiaans, described as a mixture of football jargon, Amsterdam slang, and one-liners that stand in the middle between paradoxes, insight and truisms (

Few Dutch can sing the national anthem but most can quote Cruyff. You can find a selection on the Johan Cruyff Instagram account, sourced by

For the nostalgics, two commemorative videos from FC Barcelona.


In the original manuscript, a long list of references to other material was included, which for space constraints and other reasons did not made it to the final book. On the topic of training and support, below a selection.

Learning Journeys

There are three learning journeys with different tracks for administrators, developers, and consultants (What are learning journeys?😞

Learning Journeys contain links to the latest courses and certifications. Official SAP Training courses are provided online through the SAP Learning Hub. There is a free trial to try it out:

To stay informed about the latest training and certification updates, you can follow SAP Education on Facebook and Twitter:

openHPI and In-Memory Data Management

The very first MOOC about SAP software was taught by Dr. Hasso Plattner himself in 2012 on the topic of in-memory computing. A 6-week course where you can learn everything there is to say about the topic. For the 5th iteration (!) 2017 edition, see:

For more information about openHPI, visit


Over the years, several courses about SAP HANA have been made available (next to a range of other topics) using the same openHPI format. We describe this topic in some detail in the book but not to be missed is:

The short course (2-3 hours) provides a unique insight in the genesis of HANA. According to the website, 85,000 students already enrolled.

Also very popular and well received has been the series

For more information about openSAP, visit To stay informed about the latest courses, you can sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Facebook and Twitter:

SAP Press

SAP Press has published a certification guide about the latest SAP Certified Application Associate test for SAP HANA (C_HANAIMP_15):

Curiously enough, the editor at SAP Press did not favor promoting any of their books, so I will use this blog post instead as Rudi did a great job. Highly recommended!

SAP Developer Center

Also covered in some detail in his chapter is the SAP Developer Center. In particular, their tutorials are first class and a great way to learn about SAP HANA (and many other development topics, of course). The handy tutorial navigator makes it easy to find the right material.

To follow the developers on social media, go to:


Wait, There is More

Much more! Apart from training and certification, in this chapter we cover different support services, the product support pages on the SAP ONE Support Launchpad, knowledge base articles, Guided Answers, all with a clear HANA focus. In addition, you will get some tips about how to navigate the documentation, the many places to connect like the SAP Community, SAP User Groups, events like SAP TechEd, Code Jams, the Database Campus, and even where to find the HanaHaus!.


SAP HANA 2.0 - An Introduction

Just getting started with SAP HANA? Or do have a migration to SAP HANA 2.0 coming up? Need a quick update covering business benefits and technology overview. Understand the role of the system administrator, developer, data integrator, security officer, data scientist, data modeler, project manager, and other SAP HANA stakeholders? My latest book about SAP HANA 2.0 covers everything you need to know.

Get it from SAP Press or Amazon:

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