At the company’s recent InterConnect conference, IBM announced the release of IBM Blockchain as a Service. This service is based upon the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0 and runs on IBM’s high security network which is underpinned by LinuxONE. Previously, the Hyperledger Fabric was in an incubator state and has since been promoted to an active state.
Microsoft and SAP recently announced, at SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW conference, an expanded partnership. The expanded partnership will focus on better support for SAP HANA in Azure, integration across Cloud Services including Office 365, Concur and SuccessFactors and Mobile App management for SAP Fiori using Microsoft Intune.
AWS recently added a new instance type with nearly 2 terabytes of memory and 128 virtual CPUs. This is the largest virtual server available today in the public cloud, and is a target for memory-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA.
At an event hosted at the New York Stock Exchange, SAP launched its flagship Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA, which includes a new user interface, mobile capabilities and HANA in-memory analytics.
SAP appears to have recognized APIs as "a new big thing" and has partnered with Apigee to deliver API Management for their customers. The new SAP API Management application will be available as a cloud service or on-premise. Based on Apigee's Edge platform, the new offering joins SAP HANA Cloud Platform with Azure as the only major PaaS to natively offer API Management.
Xamarin and SAP Americas announced at MWC 2014 today a partnership aiming to provide .NET mobile developers the necessary tools to access and integrate enterprise SAP data into their applications.
SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.
In a recent press news from 13th December, SAP announced at the SAP Influencer Summit in Boston that “leading software vendors are adopting the open SAP HANA platform for their existing products and building completely new applications.” Among them are companies such as T-Mobile and TIBCO.
SAP announced multiple cloud offerings at SAP Sapphire 2011 around High-Performance Analytic Appliance(HANA) which has occupied front stage in SAP's innovation and strategy over the past year. In this news item we cover basic questions around HANA's architecture, performance and future roadmap.
SAP has recently introduced StreamWork as a cloud-based solution for collaborative decision-making. According to the German ERP company its product brings together the people, information, and proven business approaches to drive fast, meaningful results.
SAP, the market share leader in CRM & ERP and second largest business software company is adopting Ruby as part of their SAP NetWeaver and SAP ERP 6.0 solution. ABAP Virtual Machine will be able to run Ruby Code through the Blue Ruby extension. With recent debates on Ruby VMs, we talked with Juergen Schmerder from SAP and Charles Nutter from Sun (JRuby).
In a recent blog post Jeff Schneider talks about I.T. SOA and Business SOA, terms that he hears from the likes of IBM and SAP, who now assume that I.T. SOA is in well ensconced with their customers. Jeff believes that this is a good move and industry should concentrate on making a success of Business SOA if users are to really see success from adopting SOA.
IBM recently announced their Java diagnostic tool suite that includes the products Dump Analyzer For Java, Extensible Verbose Toolkit (EVTK) for Garbage Collection (GC), and Java Lock Analyzer (JLA) tools. SAP also made an announcement last month about their heap analyzer tool called SAP Memory Analyzer and the tool's integration with Eclipse IDE.
Dan Mcweeny presented a case study at JavaOne on using Ruby On Rails and SAP4Rails (an open source SAP integration library). His group was able to create a specialized web 2.0 front end in 2 weeks without prior knowledge of Ruby or Rails.