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I just joined the SAP Vora team!

After 15 years as an SAP customer at The Walt Disney Company, and 4 years as an SAP technology partner at EMC Corporation, I recently joined SAP. I am truly thrilled being part of this great company. Those of you... Continue Reading →

Sapphire 2016 observations

At the recent 2016 Sapphire conference in Orlando, Florida, SAP really did not have anything groundbreaking to report during any of the keynotes. Nonetheless, attendance and the buzz everywhere at the event were up. Bill McDermott (SAP’s CEO) reported a... Continue Reading →


I am still puzzled by the fact that so many folks in the SAP ecosystem worldwide are still unaware of or are not educated on the topic of SAP HANA TDI. The name alone is misleading. TDI (Tailored Datacenter Integration)... Continue Reading →

Flash Flood for SAP

Changes in technology usually don't justify system changes or migrations. That is especially true for SAP systems, since the business processes SAP runs are critical to an organization. Changing your running SAP system only for the purpose of introducing new... Continue Reading →

Game Changer for SAP on Hadoop & Oracle

So, EMC just came out with a new storage system called “DSSD”. It is a truly remarkable platform, which can do wonders for certain use cases in the SAP world. Originally announced at EMCWorld in 2014, the team has worked... Continue Reading →

SAP & Big Data – as simple as possible

SAP and Big Data is always a bit entertaining to me, maybe because I have been around SAP applications so long and associate SAP typically with a company's core business functions. Sure, they create a lot of data but not... Continue Reading →

SAP HANA – Let’s keep it real

Before I continue writing my sequence on HANA and data center readiness, I need to finally write down my thoughts and observations after the recent Sapphire in Orlando and subsequent announcements. SAP seems to pull all stops to drive adoption... Continue Reading →

Practical Advice for HANA backups

Nearly every basis person I discuss the topic of SAP HANA in the data center is curious about three main areas. Data Protection (in terms of backup/recovery), High Availability, and Disaster Recovery. So, let’s discuss one at a time in... Continue Reading →

How will SAP landscapes change over time?

After participating at SAP FKOM (Sales Field Kick off Meeting) a few weeks ago and considering how the current direction of SAP application deployments and design directions will change SAP landscapes over the next few years, I thought it would be... Continue Reading →

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