SAP Architect and Developer Summit Feeds the Need for SAP HANA skills in Australia

Inaugural event aims to help platform enthusiasts build marketable expertise in SAP’s in-memory database platform, real-time applications, analytics and mobility

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIASAP today announced it will hold its first local SAP Architect and Developers Summit, to deliver on Australia’s accelerating demand for skills and training in its real-time database platform, SAP HANA. Held from 20 – 21 November at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, the event is designed to further empower platform enthusiasts to innovate on the in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA and develop real-time business applications, mobility and analytics solutions, helping them to build their expertise, delivering even greater value to their clients and organisations.

The SAP Architect and Developer Summit features 27 accomplished speakers, including Dan Holle, co-creator of the SQL language; DJ Adams, SAP Mentor, author, and UI5 expert; and Thomas Jung, Director of Product Management for SAP HANA.

Tailored to the professional needs of architects, consultants, developers, database and system administrators and technology professionals, the Summit will showcase content produced for SAP TechEd && d-code, SAP’s premier education conference, and will deliver intensive hands-on technical workshops, demo-rich lectures and product-roadmap sessions. With 39 sessions, including 10 hands-on workshops, it will focus on the practical applications of SAP HANA, data management and modelling, and turning big data into smart data. It will also provide intensive focus on creating consumer-grade user experience for enterprise applications, with sessions specially targeted at developing effective user interfaces based on SAPUI5 using cloud services.

Attendees will also have access to discounted certification and to the SAP Learning Hub discovery edition, which provides a selection of preview and full e-learning courses across many SAP solution areas. Additional information about the event, including a listing of speakers and sessions, can be found on the Summit website including the full event agenda.

“Australian organisations have been quick to discover the value of SAP HANA, and we have seen tremendous local growth as more and more customers deploy our platform solutions on premise and in the cloud to establish entirely new business models and revenue streams,” said Paul Muller, General Manager, Platform Solutions, SAP Australia and New Zealand. “As a result of this growth we have received an increased demand for greater skills training across the board. This Summit is the ideal format for Australia’s developer and architect community to catch this wave of innovation, gain highly marketable skills and boost their expertise in the platform of the future.”

Growth in Demand for SAP HANA skills
Over the past 12 months, SAP’s HANA business has grown by more than 158% in the Australia and New Zealand markets. Organisations across Australia and New Zealand are running or deploying the platform, which converges database and application-platform capabilities in-memory to transform transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing and help businesses operate in real-time.

One such organisation, Fire & Rescue NSW, Australia’s largest urban fire and rescue service, leverages SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA as the future driver for marshalling resources and guiding the deployment of those resources to keep the state safe.

Globally, more than 4,100 enterprise customers and 1,500 start-ups use SAP HANA.
SAP HANA’s growth has come, in large part, from its speed and architectural efficiencies. SAP HANA can achieve results 2,000 times faster than the traditional database, making real-time business more achievable. SAP HANA’s column-oriented database architecture dramatically reduces data storage requirements, eliminating unnecessary complexity such as index and aggregate tables. In one case study, implementing SAP HANA reduced an organisation’s data footprint by 80.9%.
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Ellen Sinclair, +61 2 8281 3228, SAP@howorth.com.au, AEDT
Perry Manross, +61 478 303 232, perry.manross@sap.com, AEDT