SAP expands Esri partnership to boost geospatial analytics

Summary:The companies say the partnership enables business users to leverage real-time location intelligence and unlock shared data in both Esri and SAP environments.

SAP has expanded its integration with Esri, makers of Geographic Information System software and geodatabase management applications.

The partnership brings high-performance spatial analytics, self-service mapping and collaboration to GIS and business users, enabling them to leverage real-time location intelligence and unlock shared data in both Esri and SAP environments. 

Last year, SAP added native high-performance processing of spatial data to the SAP HANA platform, but the German enterprise software giant said the enhanced integration with Esri allows business users to run complex spatial queries on massive volumes of data in real-time via Esri Query Layers. The functionality reportedly accelerates location analytics because Esri ArcGIS executes queries natively on SAP HANA closer to where the data resides.

Steve Lucas, president of platform solutions for SAP, said in a statement:

By integrating ESRI’s industry leading GIS with SAP HANA, the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and SAP Mobile Platform as well as geospatial analytics within SAP Lumira, we are enriching business data with geographical context and presenting it in real time — bringing a whole new level of insight to customers.


Topics: Big Data, Cloud, SAP


Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail tec... Full Bio

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