Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Graph Processing on SAP HANA, express edition

With the recent announcement of the SAP HANA, express edition, a free to use and streamlined version of SAP HANA that can run on laptops and other resource-constrained hosts, it is now possible to use the SAP HANA Graph functionality for free in own graph projects and applications with up to 32GB main memory limit. In addition, the SAP HANA, express edition offers development utilities that can be used to develop own applications on top of SAP HANA.

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of SAP HANA Graph, a native graph processing engine, which is tightly integrated into the database kernel of SAP HANA. It allows to freely combine graph, relational, text, and geospatial processing on a single transactional data representation without the need to replicate data into specialized systems. In particular, we will use the SAP HANA, express edition running on the speaker's laptop to demonstrate the audience a walk-through of the steps to get started with SAP HANA Graph. Specifically, we will show how to execute openCypher queries in SAP HANA and also showcase GraphScript, a high-level domain-specific graph query language for imperative and complex graph query processing.


Thomas Fischer