SAP Sapphire in Orlando

SAP Sapphire in Orlando – for the opening keynote – 20K attendees with 80K watching online (yes – 100K total).
Unfortunately (well, fortunately) I’m in Kalamazoo with the streaming video in a corner of one of my screens.

An interesting data tidbit

Just fell across some SAP research (related to database compression optimizations) Рthere are around 5Million first names in the world, around 8Million last names. So why does every database have a 42 character field for each first and last name.
Just make a separate table and create a foreign key to that table…