Preface

Welcome to the world of development with SAP HANA. More than just the latest technological buzzword, even more than the result of SAP's marketing effort, SAP HANA is a complete development system, including a database system, complete development environment, and application server.

While SAP HANA is often considered as an extension of SAP's BW data warehouse, and more recently of their ERP system, in this book we will see that it can be used for pure development purposes, and indeed, provides tools ideally suited to this use case.

From loading data to modeling it into reusable objects through authorizations, creating reporting applications, and developing a website with the system, the journey we will be taking together will allow us to ...

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