At TechEd, SAP announced a new release of its Data Hub, an all-in-one data orchestration solution. [shutterstock: 638349103, Sahacha Nilkumhang]
SAP announced the latest release of its Data Hub, which helps build agile, data-driven pipeline applications that tap a single, logical data set representing an entire enterprise.
The all-in-one data orchestration solution distills business value from all data for operational excellence and digital expansion. The announcement was made at the SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas.
SAP Data Hub allows customers to build, execute, orchestrate and govern flow-based pipelines. It provides the maximum reuse of existing data developments while encompassing digital innovations. It uses an innovative metadata catalog and policy management. Additionally, the solution provides a trusted metadata discovery, refinement and publishing environment.
Users can easily extract more information and intelligence from distributed, diverse hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Consequently, they are able to make real-time decisions and take immediate action. This is possible without unnecessary data movement or consolidation.
Framework for building modern applications
“SAP Data Hub is the core data orchestration solution for distributed data operations in the Hana Data Management Suite. This is our end-to-end open data framework for building modern intelligent applications. It aims to get the right data to the right users at the right time,” said Franz Faerber, executive vice president of Products & Innovation at SAP.
Faerber adds, “Since we unveiled SAP Data Hub one year ago, customers and partners are realizing the promise of the Intelligent Enterprise. New possibilities arise. For example, data transparency is increasing and data landscapes are transformed while leveraging existing investments. In addition, new data processes that incorporate artificial intelligence and open source technologies are built.”
Data Hub extends its use of serverless compute technologies. This is possible through innovations in container deployment options, extended management options for resource and application management. Furthermore, it also increases options for on-premise as well as private and public cloud deployment and portability. A workflow-based redesign simplifies onboarding of new data sources. What is more, development and management of complex data pipelines across the enterprise are also facilitated.
To harness the power and flexibility of exponentially growing data, SAP Data Hub uses open data landscape management to bring together highly distributed sources of Big Data generated by users, businesses and machines. This includes the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence, data warehouses, data lakes, data marts and enterprise applications. Data Hub offers users a centralized, clear view of their end-to-end data processing.
Data Hub and IoT
Kaeser Compressors, a manufacturer of compressed air and solutions, uses SAP Data Hub to ingest, refine and integrate IoT data with equipment and customer data from S/4Hana and the SAP Hana business data platform. Consequently, with increased productivity, more agile data operations and improved ticket handling, Kaeser is achieving much higher customer satisfaction through greatly improved product support and design.
“Our old architecture was not suited for large, targeted data volumes. Therefore, the processing of IoT data required a lot of effort,” Kaeser Compressors CIO Falko Lameter said. “SAP Data Hub solves this with the scalability and flexibility of a serverless architecture and powerful data pipeline modeling for high visibility and control without the large expense of moving data. As a result, by integrating IoT data with our customer data, we operate like an intelligent enterprise that provides real value to customers.”