SAP expands HANA cloud integration

Summary:During its annual SAP Sapphire Now conference, the German enterprise software giant announced upgrades to its keystone product including mobile, analytics, data and cloud integration services.

ORLANDO — During its annual SAP Sapphire Now conference, the German enterprise software giant announced upgrades to its keystone product, the SAP HANA platform. 


New features include mobile, analytics, data services and cloud integration services. More specifically, SAP released a new service pack 8 for HANA, which provides support with partner systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Intel Ivy Bridge processor-based systems and multiple third-party disaster recovery solutions.

With an expanded integration framework, SAP said partners can now embed algorithms directly into SAP HAHA, leading to significant performance gains and providing the Holy Grail of the entire Sapphire event — simplicity. The concept of simplification has been echoed throughout the SAP conference, particularly in CEO Bill McDermott's keynote on Tuesday

Steve Lucas, president of Platform Solutions for SAP AG, said in prepared remarks:

"Today's announcements show that SAP HANA is the modern platform for all applications, enabling customers to truly innovate and transform their businesses in the cloud. With continued innovations in SAP HANA, mobile and Big Data combined with dramatically simpler migration to the cloud, SAP is the only vendor that provides seamless integration for our customers allowing customers to focus on what is important — innovating to win."

Also announced Wednesday was a partnership between Accenture and SAP America designed to help clients that have The partnership includes Accenture managed and implementation services and HP Converged System for SAP HANA and Enterprise Group infrastructure services. 

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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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