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  • AWS Supply Chain Now Generally Available with New Features

    AWS’s Supply Chain cloud application has recently been made generally available, offering unified data, actionable insights powered by machine learning, and contextual collaboration features to reduce costs and mitigate risk.

  • AWS Announces AMD Based R6a Instances for Memory-Intensive Workloads

    AWS recently announced the general availability of the R6a instances, EC2 designed for memory-intensive workloads like SQL and NoSQL databases.. The new instances are built on the AWS Nitro System and are powered by AMD Milan processors.

  • Leading a DevOps Transformation - a Collaborative Engineering Approach

    When leading a DevOps transformation, transparency and visibility can help to get teams engaged in chance. Once involved, developers can act as knowledge multipliers and contribute to change initiatives. A mixture of solving frequently-occurring problems, addressing complex problems, and showing progress of the transformation can help to keep stakeholders involved.

  • SAP and Microsoft Extend Partnership, Introducing New HANA VMs, Identity and Blockchain Integration

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced its expanded partnership with SAP, following up on the announcements made at the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW event. This announcement includes new investments in larger Mv2 Series SAP Virtual Machines that include up to 12 TB of memory for SAP HANA, improved SAP HANA infrastructure monitoring using Azure Monitor and co-innovation in the area of data governance.

  • Google and VMware Establish Partnership, Enabling VMware Migrations to Google Cloud Platform

    In a recent blog post, Google announced support for running VMware vSphere-based workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This capability is enabled through a partner solution by CloudSimple and leverages VMware’s software-defined data center (SDCC) technologies. Using this approach organizations can bridge their GCP cloud computing investments with their existing VMware investments.

  • AppDynamics Extends Business Transaction Tracing to SAP Environments

    AppDynamics, an application intelligence and performance management vendor owned by Cisco, has announced the availability of AppDynamics for SAP. New ABAP code-level monitoring provides visibility of customer experiences, from digital touch-points through mission-critical SAP business applications, from code-level insights to customer taps, swipes and clicks.

  • AWS Offers 4TB Memory Virtual Machines

    AWS has now the largest cloud virtual machine in terms of memory, after launching the x1e.32xlarge, a new memory-optimized EC2 instance type. AWS customers can use this new type of instances in their production environments in order to handle the high memory requirements of software like SAP HANA and their in-memory databases.

  • IBM Launches Blockchain as a Service

    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 Expand Partnership in the Cloud

    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 Launches Massive X1 Instances Targeting High Memory Workloads

    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.

  • SAP Launched New Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA

    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 Partners with Apigee for API Management

    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 Sifts through Enterprise SAP Data

    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's OSGi-Based Java PaaS Achieves Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Compatibility

    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.

  • Can SAP HANA boost Real-time Data Analytics?

    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.