You might like this latest book release from the SAP Community. [shutterstock: 532904239, jakkaje808]

You might like this latest book release from the SAP Community. [shutterstock: 532904239, jakkaje808]

Review: SAP Performance Optimization Guide

No system performs perfectly out of the box—there are always things that need to be fine-tuned. SAP Presshas put together a great resource on the topic of system optimization that is so popular, it just got an eighth edition nearly sixteen years after the first release. If you’re interested in learning how to make your SAP system run as quickly and efficiently as possible, read on.

What will you learn?

Those looking to optimize their SAP systems will want SAP Performance Optimization Guide: Analyzing and Tuning SAP Systems on their desk. With this book, you’ll learn how to make your SAP system run quickly and efficiently.

How so? Take a look at system architecture and break down the five phases of performance optimization: understanding business processes, defining performance goals, monitoring and analysis, optimization, and verification and reporting of results. Follow these steps, troubleshoot issues (or even avoid them in the first place!), and run simply.

Learn how to monitor system workloads and optimize SQL statements. Identify performance problems in Abap programs and size SAP Hana. Find out how to work with all sorts of databases, including SAP Max DB, DB2, and SAP Sybase ASE. And study technologies that didn’t exist when the last edition of this book published, such as  Fiori and SAP Gateway.


This edition takes into account the ever-changing SAP landscape, doubles the amount of coverage related to Hana, and adds a completely rewritten chapter on web UIs and web services. If you’re working with SAPUI5, OData, or the aforementioned SAP Gateway and Fiori (and who isn’t?), you’ll want to give this chapter a look.

Other highlights include:

  • Workload analysis
  • Remote function calls
  • Memory configuration and management
  • SQL statements, locks, and buffering
  • SAP BW and queries
  • SAP Java Virtual Machine
  • Hardware sizing and system distribution

Who is this book for?

Administrators, of course, will find unparalleled value in this book as it helps to develop the understanding needed to be an SAP administration expert. But anyone working with system architecture—like programmers and technical consultants—will find information that will be helpful for completing performance optimization tasks.

Author Thomas Schneider infuses the book with lessons learned via real-life optimization situations, from SAP EarlyWatch Check to on-site analysis. And with nearly 900 pages of material, you’re certain to find the answers to your pressing system performance needs.

You can find the book on the SAP Press website and read a sample chapter by clicking on the “Browse the Book” button beneath the book’s cover.

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