SAP new challenge.: cloud and the legacy of ABAP…what it means in BI..let see it..

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.

http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/press.epx?pressid=17358

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.

The new Cloud war and mobile Strategy

cloud wars between apple,amazon,microsoft
Apple:
From itune,ipad to iphone, to now icloud.which can leverage all these technologies and trends.now from my last post
you can guess why amazon is coming with new cloud based browser and its architectural details.As cloud comes up it breeds
new tool, new war, necessity is mother of invention..so new split browser does 90% work on cloud uses cloud power
only 10% om mobile.Amazon is only competitor to apple on icloud.
-iwork: When i work gets released, new generation office tool from apple on mobile or any devices, its ready to compete
with Microsoft office 365, and google doc. apple most wealthy company in this world is still less prized. only 14 times
its future revenue compared 11 times of microsoft or google..reason its growing 67% in revenue...its no.1 and double the 
size of next competitor.iWork: When its start cutting iwork it will eat up more of Microsoft revenue.
Apple cross-platform app open strategy of apple is winning streak bringing collaboration to work. 

Google: 

Chormebook, with chrome based apps (just like app store for apple) will start competing iPad.
features last year
- file storage,music stream all chrome app.
- get more dependent on webizimo.
- sun had old net strategy.(but no content was given). google has so much content to consume from Gmail to YouTube,
- leverage pattern to see consumer behaviour.
google finance etc.
Microsoft - leveraging of complaint is gift.(they like your product except for).
- Microsoft.people preception MS not fixing issues in present version but releasing new versions every time.
- IBM (the legacy player) has Microsoft eating its revenue stream from OS,servers,office,mail servers,database,langauge.
- icloud,iwork for tablet vision office suit will be competing with office 365.
- on tablet .Microsoft will going to become legacy provider for migrations.
biggest legacy company IBM has highest share still..interesting how stock market behave.

Samsung
interesting to see how Samsung (the dark horse) is only provider of hardware and licensed version of other software OS.
Samsung has collaborated with google last year launch of android phone..then ran into dispute will apple and losing it.
now also had tied up with windows mobile.Looks like Samsung is taking all side just want to be one eating everyone 
revenue.
interesting to see how samsung (the dark horse) is only provider of hardware and licensed version of other software OS.
samsung has collaborated with google last year launch of andriod phone..then ran into dispute will apple and lossing it.
now also had tied up with windows mobile.Looks like samasung is taking all side just want to be one eating everyone revenue.
 
Oracle:
The late comer had Oracle RAC for RDBMS which does same almost computation as Hadoop hive do for realtime data.
Oracle has every component on cloud from server to storage to databases, identity management to ERP and now cloud is 
ready but where is mobile strategy.Even open world Larry Ellison announced cloud will be ready in next few moths after
getting jitters from sales force CRM CEO.Lary has taken best of both world approach. The application unlimited strategy.
Just like FMCG majors Hindustan levers strategy of different product for each differentiation. Fusion app is being ready
as platform for future cloud.
EMC mobile stategy.
focused on mobile user response to application,gestures,content they want to access,function and capabilty of device
New software application for mobile based on 
--guided navigation.
(GUIDE WHERE is content,what they want to see )
--search and filter capabilities.(taking content offline).
--acessing content anywhere.
--document and repository.