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UCSD graduates to advanced analytics with SAP HANA platform
This article is part of the Business Information issue of October 2018, Vol. 6, No. 5
To help its undergrad students stay on track and graduate in four years, the University of California, San Diego uses an application that allows administrators to track student progress and identify those at risk of falling behind. The student tracking app is built on the SAP HANA platform, which has the in-memory capacity and processing power to handle the vast amounts of data. Advanced analytics capabilities in HANA make it possible to predict student performance, according to UCSD CIO Vince Kellen, who directed implementation of the HANA platform. "Our analytics infrastructure and data warehousing core is the SAP HANA platform, and we are currently integrating that with our mainframe student information system," Kellen said. "We're also integrating it with some of our student tracking systems, and over the next few months, we'll be integrating it with our extension office systems -- because we have extension students -- and with more tracking systems for students, like tutoring appointments and advising appointments." Out ...
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