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RaspberryPi on SAP HANA Cloud Platform


When thinking about the SAP HANA Cloud Platform there are some things you'd not immediately connect to it. One is certainly a Raspberry Pi.

The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost credit-card-size computer with an ARM-processor that has a huge community and since today more than . It costs around 35 Euro and runs on special Linux versions like e.g. Raspian (adapted Debian Linux). Produced for the first time in 2012 by the end of 2013 already more than 2 million devices were sold!

Along with one HDMI, one Ethernet, and two USB ports the RaspberryPi has also digital input pins. Meanwhile there is even a new revision B+ available providing 4 USB ports and some more improvements. Meaning you can connect digital sensors to it or, via an analog-to-digital convert, or analog sensors. With the low price and these connectivity features it's the ideal candidate to run internet-of-things scenarios on it.

That's the reason why I thought: why not letting the Raspberry Pi send sensor data to an account on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform? And that's why I've setup this blog post series around this topic.

In the next weeks and months I'll keep on adding additional blog posts to this series so that you can see you to use your Raspberry Pi for internet-of-things scenarios.

And maybe you get inspired and think of other scenarios where you need sensor data in your SAP HANA Cloud Platform account to bring the internet-of-things into the products and services of your company.

Currently these are the blog posts I'm planning to release in a monthly or bi-weekly cycle: