Lars Breddemann has been working with database management systems since 1998 as a developer, DBA, supporter, and systems architect. Having worked in SAP AGS product support since 2003, he has experience with multiple database technologies (Oracle, SAP MaxDB/liveCache), SAP Business Warehouse, and, since 2010, SAP HANA. In 2011, he moved to the Customer Solution Adoption (CSA) team, where he assumed the role of SAP HANA expert. Specializing in core database technology, development, supportability, and performance analysis, Lars educated hundreds of users, partners, and colleagues and has been called into projects around the globe as the go-to authority. Lars is an acclaimed SAP TechEd speaker, a leading SCN contributor and moderator, and was appointed as one of the first SAP HANA Distinguished Engineers in 2012.