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Install the Optional SAP HANA External Machine Learning Library Package for SAP HANA, express edition

By John Currie

The SAP HANA External Machine Learning Library is an application function library (AFL) supporting the integration of Google TensorFlow, as an external machine learning framework, with SAP HANA, express edition.


You will learn

You will learn how to download and install the eml.tgz SAP HANA External Machine Learning Library package.

Step 1: Run the memory management script

Run the hxe_gc memory management script to free up available VM memory.

  1. In your VM, log in as hxeadm and enter:

    cd /usr/sap/HXE/home/bin
  2. Execute:
  3. When prompted for System database user (SYSTEM) password, enter the New HANA database master password you specified during SAP HANA, express edition installation.

    The cleanup process runs. The command prompt returns when the cleanup process is finished.

Step 2: Download `eml.tgz`

In your VM, download eml.tgz using the built-in Download Manager. From the same directory where you ran hxe_gc (/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin) enter:

HXEDownloadManager_linux.bin linuxx86_64 vm eml.tgz
Step 3: Extract `eml.tgz`

In your VM, extract eml.tgz.

tar -xvzf eml.tgz
Step 4: Run the installation script.

As the hxeadm user, run:


Updated 07/16/2018

Time to Complete

3 min




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