During SAP's TechEd event, SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings:
- SAP HANA AppServices, allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services
- SAP HANA DBServices, to provide customers with database services in the cloud
Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes the innovation this way:
With the announcement of SAP HANA Cloud, we are paving the way for developers to build impactful applications in the cloud with embedded analytics and the massive speed of SAP HANA, customers and partners will be able to build applications that meet the needs of the new reality—lightning fast, instant mobile access, deep analytics with delightful user experience. Putting SAP NetWeaver Cloud into the hands of developers today is a far-reaching first step toward that vision.
Using SAP Netweaver Cloud, powered by HANA, users can rely on the platform to develop Java-based applications at a fast pace. With this announcement, SAP is reshaping its cloud strategy, positioning HANA as its core platform to provide cloud services with high-performance computing.