SAP Event Stream Processor

Making Sense of ESP Passwords

This information applies to new and old users of SAP Event Stream Processor. If you are looking for information on installing Smart Data Streaming, refer to the SAP HANA Smart Data Streaming: Installation and Update Guide. If you have installed SAP Event Stream Processor, you may have realized that you’ve been creating quite a few passwords and administrative usernames. The cluster password The keystore password The cluster database admin user …

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WSJ Article: Nest CEO Tony Fadell on IoT

Good article today in the Wall Street Journal, written by Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest,  where he shares his view of the future of the Internet, looking at connected devices – i.e. the Internet of Things. He observes that, “Today, the Internet is like a library. It contains a vast amount of information accessible if we know where to look. In most cases, getting the right answer requires your …

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CEP use case: monitoring air quality in urban environments

Just read this interesting paper from MIT: Integrated Urban Sensing: A Geo-sensor Network for Public Health Monitoring and Beyond” The paper looks at the opportunities becoming available from pervasive deployment of sensors in an urban environment.  Here’s the first part of the abstract: Pervasive environmental monitoring implies a wide range of technical, but also socio-political challenges, and this applies especially to the sensitive context of the city. In this paper, …

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Meet me at ISUG-TECH Conference to learn about ESP and HANA streaming

For those of you who are new to event stream processing and would like to learn more about SAP ESP and/or SAP HANA smart data streaming,  I wanted to let you know about an upcoming opportunity:  I’ll be speaking at the ISUG-TECH conference in Atlanta at the end of March.  My presentation is on “Extending HANA and IQ to handle high speed streaming data“,  and it’s scheduled for  Wednesday, April …

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SAP HANA Big Data Intelligence leverages event stream processing

Yesterday SAP announced the launch of a new rapid deployment solution:  SAP HANA Big Data Intelligence.  This new solution allows businesses to acquire, analyze and present data quickly and affordably from a variety of sources in order to evolve with changing market environments. It combines combines the SAP HANA platform, SAP Event Stream Processor, and optionally SAP IQ software and Hadoop and includes templates for a number of different business …

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SAP HANA smart data streaming adds event stream processing to SAP HANA

With the recent release of SAP HANA SPS09,  the complex event processing (CEP) capabilities of SAP Event Stream Processor are now available as an integrated capability within the SAP HANA Platform. We’ve produced a set of tutorials on smart data streaming in the SAP HANA Academy,  and while most of them are aimed at developers building applications using this technology, there are two high level videos that I wanted to …

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How can Event Stream Processing enhance industrial control systems?

Read Sam Castro’s excellent blog post on this topic over in the MII space. Sam makes the point that industrial systems typically produce huge amounts of streaming data, which is often just collected – leaving the task of sifting through it to find anomalies.  But by using MII, SAP HANA and ESP together it’s possible to add a layer of intelligence to spot those anomalies.  I like his analogy for …

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SAP named a Leader in Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms

SAP has been named by Forrester Research Inc. as a leader in its report “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014.” The report cited how “SAP aims to make Event Stream Processor (ESP) a first-class service in SAP HANA.” This is the first such report that Forrester has released for this newly defined category. I’m pleased to see the recognition of the growing importance of this technology …

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SAP ESP monitors smart vending machines at SAPPHIRE NOW

Check out this video from SAPPHIRE NOW 2014,  demonstrating the smart vending concept. ESP was (is) an integral part of this demo.  The sensor data coming in from the vending machines flows into ESP, through ESP into SAP HANA, and ESP also monitors the data and automatically opens workorders in Syclo when it detects a problem (eg power failure, temperature consistently out of desired range). And note that ESP, HANA …

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ESP part of Intelligent Business Operations Bundle powered by SAP HANA

Last week SAP announced a new intelligent business operations bundle that helps organizations infuse Big Data insights in real time into their processes to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities.  You can read the full press release here  and check out the new white paper: “Intelligent Business Operations with SAP HANA“ SAP Event Stream Processor (ESP) is part of the IBO bundle,  adding support for integrating event …

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