SAP chairman said some last tech ed in europe..next 5 years SAP needs to work what it has not last 20 years…What is it? we see try understand that why? short 1. ABAP is old language still long way to go when compared with Java when it used for Fusion on which Oracle ERP is based.. SAP Answers: 1 Develop: BSP business Server pages to take on JSP in Java.. remove dependency on Java hence on netweaver..Where should netweaver go.. 2. Competition from cloud: SAP knows it limitation hence tied up best cloud provider Google..BO analytics. 3.new virtualization technology and parallelism with intel.
Few more things happen as processor hit More’s law we had to increase processing power using parallelism, intel came with new C++ API to increase parallelism of software (http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-studio-xe/).Then SAP came up with HANA in partnership with intel. see more details below..
Just see few changes on business Objects due to cloud and new mesh up architecture popularity..now BO is using google API to present it over mesh up or map API.Open system of technology ecosystems for SAP ISV, technology partners to customize and present to SAP systems.
It gives google good entry point in enterprise software. So do we see google going deep into it..Even for mobilty SAP acquired Sybase but still mobility google can provide better solution.Now SAP has two choices Sybase or google API for Mobility.
Consumption strategy to increase usage : light components like Adobe flex for outside system/people interact with data and functionality of System and integrate with gateway to SAP for consumptions,front-end technology like adobe flex which gives access to outside systems,or in premise systems like Ms office,sharepoint and mobilty application came with acquisition of sybase.
Cloud strategy of SAP: product strategy is to provide systems On premise, on demand, on device. consumption like webservices,cloud for virtualization and in-memory for quick response time.Cloud systems have three Type SAAS,PAAS,IAAS
SAAS/PAAS Strategy: Platform as service: Platforms: 1 SAP by Design Platform: core application, transactional,robust enterprise class application(application like sales on demand)
SAP Business ByDesign which is ideally suited for small and medium size companies and subsidiaries of large corporations.Re-Align your modules priority quickly..by using design..build from ground up.
watch demo video: http://www.sap.com/solutions/products/sap-bydesign/index.epx
2.River Platform: River is a cloud-based development environment which supports lightweight extensions to on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.It is based on SAP’s purchase of Coghead in 2009 is present in the urns in the REST API.
application have rapid application development,collaborative applications.Carbon impact applications.http://www.sapcarbonimpact.com/
Both have backed integration capability with on premise systems.
IAAS: Infrastructure as service VCM: External cloud and Internal cloud, virtualized machines all can be managed with virtualization and cloud management to make IT more Agile and move from like development systems to production systems quickly. self service portals for maintaining cloud. (VCM landscape management software (BC-VCM-LMS)
Partnership with Intel: to increase parallisation to utilize hardware to increase compute capacity.In memory computing engine.
SAP HANA in memory unifying architecture is path breaking but where it can be leveraged ? What HANA does is integrate
High performance Analytical appliance. HANA in memory computing engine on which partner can build appliance like IBM,HP,Fijistsu,Dell. It can give sub second response time. modelling and data model from BO, data replication through sybase transnational systems into this in memory database .
Three protocol:1. BICS for BO, 2. SQL for other applications on top of it and 3.MDX for applications like Excel.
HANA can power any mobile applications and gateway to easy consumption and attach to existing system.Exiting customer can also utilize and hence non disruptive.can utilize latest consumption models and infrastructure innovations.Lower TCO.