Spring 2019: Anil Goel (SAP)

Event Date: Thursday May 2, 2019
Event Time: 12:00pm EDT
Location: CIC - 4th floor (ISTC Panther Hollow Room)
Speaker: Anil Goel [INFO]

Title: SAP Hana Platform Big Data Management: Architecture, Design, And Journey Into The Cloud

SAP’s HANA data management platform was architected from the ground up to leverage modern hardware technologies including large main memories, multi-core parallelism, SIMD architectures and vector processing, and to exploit software-hardware co-innovation. SAP HANA supports novel and existing applications with dramatically faster queries, access to up-to-date business data, and greatly simplified database administration. In this talk, we’ll describe some key aspects of the internal design of the HANA system, explaining how HANA achieves orders of magnitude performance improvements.

We will then describe the evolution of SAP HANA into a holistically integrated Big Data platform designed to solve enterprise data problems end to end for massively distributed database management.

Finally, we’ll reflect upon some future directions for SAP HANA to stay abreast of imminent advancements in storage class memories and system architectures, and for deployment in the cloud landscape.

Anil K Goel is Vice President of Engineering at SAP where he works with the globally distributed HANA Data Platform and Database engineering team to drive forward looking architectures, vision, strategy and execution for several SAP data management products and technologies. He oversees data platform related co-innovation projects with hardware and software partners as well as collaborative research and internship programs with many universities in North America and Europe. His interests include database system architecture, in-memory and large scale distributed computing, self-management of software systems and cost modelling. Anil earned a PhD in computer science from University of Waterloo. He also holds M.Tech. (CS) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and B.E. (Electronics and Communications Engineering) from University of Delhi.