“New innovations delivered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform help companies re-imagine how they run their business,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “SAP is setting the industry-standard for developing, consuming and deploying apps on our platform-as-a-service (PaaS). SAP HANA is truly the great simplifier of our time for overcoming IT complexity challenges that every business faces today.”
SAP HANA Cloud Platform Accelerates Apps Moving to the Cloud
SAP HANA Cloud Platform is the in-memory PaaS offering that businesses can trust to power next-generation mobile-ready business applications. Applications extended to, integrated with or built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform can take advantage of the advanced in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA and many additional capabilities to help address the needs of today’s digital economy. The latest release of SAP HANA Cloud Platform includes:
·SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT plans to include device and data management for IoT application scenarios that simplify the deployment of lightweight IoT cloud applications.
·Rapid extension services to deploy software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile applications that are tightly coupled with the SuccessFactors® HCM Suite, the SAP Cloud for Customer solution, the SAP® Jam™ social software platform, SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), as well as SAP Business Suite to provide a personalized and integrated user experience.
·The new services for the SAP Fiori® user experience (UX) enable customers to quickly experience how to get more out of their existing SAP investments by extending SAP Fiori apps and developing new SAP Fiori-like apps across all lines of business.
·The recently announced SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services. For this platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering it is planned to add further enhanced support for SAP Fiori apps with simplified mobile consumption through a consumer-quality UX and an enhanced push notification service to draw users into the app, proactively engaging them with an enjoyable experience.
Read about the new features for SAP HANA Cloud Platform: “What’s New In HANA Cloud Platform: The SAPPHIRE NOW Announcements.”
SAP HANA App Center to Showcase Over 800 Apps Built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform
SAP HANA Cloud Platform has quickly become a defacto agile development and deployment platform for SAP business partners and customers. To address this rapid adoption, the SAP HANA App Center provides an easy-to-use site for customers to find and access powerful applications that are available on the platform. SAP HANA App Center continues to expand with more than 800 new applications and it links directly to SAP Store for those applications available for digital purchase and consumption, making it a valuable destination for companies and consumers everywhere. The following SAP partners are making strong contributions to the SAP HANA App Center:
·EnterpriseJungle offers an extension to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, with optional integration with SAP Jam. The application uncovers valuable content from inside and outside a company, pertaining to expert knowledge, skills, people and relevant communities and groups.
·IBM has developed hundreds of applications on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, including SAP Mobile User Management from IBM, which helps to manage mobile app users, roles and permissions for the back-end of the SAP ERP application. IBM has also been working with SAP to develop a set of mobile solutions that leverage SAP Fiori and SAP Mobile Platform as well as iOS extensions to simplify the user experience.
·Innovapptive has developed over 70 applications that utilize SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services to help manage critical business issues such as work-related approvals, asset life cycle and inventory transactions.
·Jobpts by Semos is an application using SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SuccessFactors solutions that allows companies, including SAP as a corporate end user of Jobpts, to inspire employee achievement with performance recognition and real rewards.
·Sitrion offers Sitrion ONE, which uses SAP HANA Cloud Platform to empower employees with mobile access to processes and data from any SAP system, on premise or in the cloud, through hundreds of out-of-the-box mobile use cases that can be deployed in days instead of the months this typically takes.
SAP HANA Innovation Award Winners
To recognize the extraordinary ways customers are innovating with the SAP HANA platform, SAP unveiled the winners of the second SAP HANA Innovation Award. This year SAP has extended the reach of award submissions from 15 countries in 2014 to 31 in 2015 and included submissions from applicable governmental agencies and partners on behalf of successful SAP HANA customer deployments. In addition, SAP increased the award categories from three to six to recognize and celebrate customers that have deployed both packaged and custom applications on SAP HANA to enable real-time analytics, process simplification and technology innovations.
There were nearly 50 entries submitted and more than 18,000 public votes cast to determine the three top finalists in each of the six categories. The finalists were judged by an expert panel comprised of SAP executives, SAP user group and product experts and industry analysts. The six winners whose charitable donation winnings reached US$60,000 are Asian Paints, ConAgra, Dell, Hinduja Tech Limited, Molecular Health and Walmart.
SAP HANA Performance Rewrites Record Books on SAP BW-EML Benchmark*
A growing number of SAP partners are achieving outstanding performance results on the SAP Business Warehouse Enhanced Mixed Load (SAP BW-EML) standard application benchmark. These new benchmark results* have been achieved with SAP-certified systems for SAP HANA running scale-up and scale-out architectures and with datasets from 1 billion to 10 billion records. Highlights of the benchmark results included below.
SAP Partners Deliver Choice
As part of its commitment to delivering choice to customers, SAP has also certified a number of the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family-based systems to run SAP HANA from multiple partners, including Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, Huawei and Lenovo. These systems include 20 percent more cores and up to 12TB of memory, with worldwide availability from HP in 12TB configurations. In addition, SAP and IBM are planning general availability of the SAP HANA platform on IBM POWER8 systems running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for production use in 2015. In anticipation of this announcement, IBM introduced a set of Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA earlier this week. These systems will allow clients to quickly and cost-efficiently deploy SAP HANA on Power Systems. The addition of Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family-based systems and IBM Power8 will accelerate performance and agility, making SAP HANA ideal for Big Data and IoT scenarios.