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In previous article SAP HANA Cloud Platform Overview we explained the basic features and architecture of SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
In this article we will learn how to create your free trial account on SAP HANA Cloud and how to configure development tools.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform – Trial Instance:
SAP provides a trial instance of HANA Cloud. This can be used for learning purpose. There are 2 types of registrations possible in this trial instance.
Click Register and enter the required data and confirm by clicking Register.
You’ll receive an e-mail with an account activation link after registration.
Follow the instructions in email to activate your developer account.
On the welcome page, click Continue to complete the account creation process and launch the cockpit. The cockpit opens and shows the account dashboard of your newly created developer account.
Finally you will be able to access HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit as shown below:
Limitations on SAP HANA Trial Instance:
A trial SAP HANA instance provides you with a shared database instance, allowing you to work with SAP HANA in a managed environment. Due to restrictions in place to ensure user and data isolation, developers have limited access rights. For instance, certain system-wide or administrative features are not available. SAP provides limited support and service for trial instance.
However, the trial instance is sufficient for learning purpose.
Important points on SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit:
Select “Account Dashboard” from the left menu. This will show the Display Name and Account ID.
Account ID will be further used to connect HANA Cloud system from HANA Studio.
Select “Resources” from left menu. This shows the details of resources assigned to this account. For example by default we are provided with 1.02 GB disk space.
Create a SAP HANA Database in your HANA Trial Account:
In SAP HANA Cloud Platform account you can create HANA databases and bind databases to applications running on the cloud platform.
To create a HANA database, follow below steps:
Click on "Databases and Schemas" from the left pane.
Click on "New" button.
Specify Database ID and password for the SYSTEM user. Note that once HANA database is created, you can use this SYSTEM user to access and manage your HANA database.
Click on “Save” button. This will create a HANA database. Click on “SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench” and use SYSTEM user to login to your HANA database.