The combination of the in-memory technology of Hana with data virtualization results in simplicity for data consumers and flexibility for data management. A data lake storage tier allows businesses to grow their data managed by Hana without any limits.
On-premise customers of Hana benefit from the new cloud services as they can flexibly add capacity as needed.
At the same time, SAP Cloud Platform is evolving further into a business technology platform. This enables customers to easily extend and integrate SAP applications with differentiating capabilities. SAP and partners alike enrich the platform by contributing and scaling their business expertise.
Hana Cloud Services and SAP Cloud Platform aim to provide customers access to all SAP and third-party application data, reduce data duplication and offer a single point for security and governance.
As a result, decision-makers have live, comprehensive and complete data access as well as confidence that their data is safe and secure. Decision-makers can also easily apply advanced analytics, machine learning and other techniques to business processes to uncover new opportunities.
Intelligent solutions for Hana and SAP Cloud Platform
New products, services and initiatives that are planned to take advantage of SAP Hana Cloud Services include the following.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is the first solution planned to be built with Hana Cloud Services. It unites heterogeneous data in one solution, maintaining the security, trust and semantic richness of a company’s data. Users can quickly access their entire data landscape and translate it into value in line-of-business-specific spaces, and all with a pay-as-you-go flexible pricing model based on consumption.
SAP and OpenText are strengthening their partnership. They plan to extend SAP Cloud Platform with unstructured content for the intelligent enterprise. Immediate plans are to provide for enterprise-scale document management as a service on SAP Cloud Platform with future integration into S/4 Hana Cloud and other intelligent enterprise applications to follow.
Easy-to-use innovation driven by AI, IoT and analytics
In addition to more than 100 intelligent scenarios, SAP plans to embed further updates of SAP Leonardo technologies into business processes. This includes artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented analytics. SAP consequently hopes to provide real-time intelligence and insight.
As a result, customers will be able to run business from the cloud to the edge with greater precision, efficiency and flexibility to make faster, confident decisions.
SAP Intelligent RPA technology services are available now to automate business processes and increase productivity through digital bots. These software robots replace manual tasks, interpret text-heavy communications or assist end users with definable and repeatable business processes.
SAP Data Intelligence will be the first enterprise solution with an end-to-end lifecycle for data and machine learning. Its design allows users more control of their data, models and deployments. It also allows them to combine SAP Data Hub and SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation in one integrated cloud offering; making use of established open source frameworks such as TensorFlow.