COMPASS TALK by Norman May (SAP Research): Exploiting modern hardware in SAP HANA

10.10.2019 10:00

Thursday, 10. October 2019, 10:00-11:00 in CAB E 72

Speaker: Norman May (SAP Research)

Title: Exploiting modern hardware in SAP HANA


SAP HANA has a long history of exploiting modern hardware to achieve high performance for database workloads. As a recent trend GPUs and FGPAs have the potential to offload work from general purpose CPUs or even accelerate operations previously executed on CPUs. In this talk I will share ongoing work in SAP HANA and potential application scenarios for accelerators along the query processing pipeline. I will also discuss current limitations for the usage of accelerators in productive SAP HANA scenarios.

Short Bio:

Dr. Norman May did his doctoral thesis on algebraic optimization and evaluation of XML queries at the University of Mannheim, Germany. After joining SAP, he worked as researcher and technical coordinator of the TEXO/Theseus research project; his research focused on service discovery, service composition, and service engineering. In 2010 he joined the SAP HANA database development team where he now works as a database architect with a focus on query processing and effective resource management. He supervises the research of several students in the SAP HANA campus and actively contributes to the database research community.