Category Archives: SAP HANA

Mine News Websites – Tableau Live Dashboard

Two years ago I wrote about setting up a process to scrape leading news websites home pages and storing them in HANA for text analysis. I hypothesized about the various analysis one could derive from parsing multiple news websites over … Continue reading

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Nulls are evil (or at the very least mischievous)

If you have been involved in hands on database development for a while, or in any kind of BI / reporting initiative, you probably already know this. Nulls are evil (or at the very least mischievous). A null value in … Continue reading

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Book review: Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform

Recently, I have been asked by Packt Publishing to review the e-book “Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform” by Mark Walker. I found this to be a great introductory book for anyone interested to learn the basics about HANA … Continue reading

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Predicting the news with SAP HANA

If you knew who is dominating the news yesterday, would you be able to predict who will dominate the news tomorrow…? This is what I have set out to find out, leveraging some new data technologies available to us today… The … Continue reading

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How I loaded my blog into HANA (and what I learned about it once it was there…)

Unstructured data analysis is one of the most interesting aspects of “big data”. It’s certainly impressive to be able to process massive amounts of structured data in no time, but analyzing unstructured data opens completely new possibilities, that can lead … Continue reading

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