MongoDB for the SAP Community


One of the most common questions I get from my friends from the SAP ecosystem is how MongoDB works with SAP. So I thought I will pen some initial thoughts on how I see the technologies working together.  NOTE : Please don’t look at this as an official roadmap or anything – this is justContinue reading “MongoDB for the SAP Community”

The Second Question


As many of you have pointed out in private and in public – I have not blogged much since I have joined SAP . Trust me it was not intentional – just that other things like kitchen remodeling , getting used to my new job etc took all my bandwidth. But now that remodeling projectContinue reading “The Second Question”

SAP Needs A Better Cloud And Platform Story, And A Good Story Teller


This past week, there was a 2 day influencer event in Palo Alto where SAP explained (or tried to explain) its Cloud, Mobility and DB&T vision to about 16 of us. SAP paid for my airfare and hotel and ground transportation. Many thanks to Mike Prosceno and Stacey Fish – you are the best atContinue reading “SAP Needs A Better Cloud And Platform Story, And A Good Story Teller”

Is There Anything Left To Be Said About SAP HANA – Yeah, There Is


I have written a lot about HANA, and have participated in several podcasts, webinars and so on about HANA. And I am probably the least prolific person around on the topic. SAP and its influencers have all done a lot to spread the word to the extent that I was joking on twitter recently thatContinue reading “Is There Anything Left To Be Said About SAP HANA – Yeah, There Is”

Still In Doubt About BW on HANA ? Ask Steve Lucas and Vijay in Global Webinar on September 5th, 2012


From the day HANA was announced, people in SAP ecosystem have been trying to find a crisp answer to “Does HANA replace BW? “. Countless blogs and tweets have been posted about that topic, as well as Q&A sessions, emails and so on. Guess what – that doubt still lingers . Not a week passesContinue reading “Still In Doubt About BW on HANA ? Ask Steve Lucas and Vijay in Global Webinar on September 5th, 2012”

Happy First Birthday SAP HANA !


So on Monday, Hana celebrates first birthday ! I will be in Palo Alto to be part of the celebration.  It is amazing that one year has passed since the GA announcement came for HANA. Looking back over the last year, SAP can definitely be proud. They put their heart and soul into it –Continue reading “Happy First Birthday SAP HANA !”

SAPPHIRENOW 2012 Orlando – Day 2 – Cloud, HANA and Mobility


My initial idea was to write an update for each day after the session – but after the first day, that plan did not work out. So here I am finishing this post in India., while fighting jetlag. Day 2 of SAPPHIRENOW was a lot more chaotic for me than Day 1 for sure. TheContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2012 Orlando – Day 2 – Cloud, HANA and Mobility”

SAP’s announcements on April 10,2012 – and Vijay says…


SAP very kindly let me participate in their analyst day on April 10th, and a dinner the night before in San Francisco Westin. I particularly enjoyed spending some time with Irfan Khan, who is the CTO of Sybase, and an SVP at SAP. SAP paid for my flights and hotel too. Here are my thoughtsContinue reading “SAP’s announcements on April 10,2012 – and Vijay says…”

Big data – because it “can” deliver you huge value doesn’t mean it “will”


Big data is the talk of the town in social media, and has picked up some interest amongst customers too.I had a series of big data conversations this week with customers, colleagues and friends and thought I will share some here. As always – these are just my personal ramblings, not my employer’s views. InContinue reading “Big data – because it “can” deliver you huge value doesn’t mean it “will””

What are the plans for SAP’s planning solutions portfolio?


A quick jog down memory lane, as I am flying from PHL to SNA. About 10 years ago, I went to an SAP training course in Northern CA to learn SEM-BPS . My background at that time was all ABAP, BW and some SD/FI on functional side. Till today – that BPS training by PeterContinue reading “What are the plans for SAP’s planning solutions portfolio?”