(MENAFN Press) MADRID - Nov. 18, 2012 -
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of SAP HANA platform support pack stack 5 (SPS 5) to power mission critical transactional and analytical applications in one platform. SAP HANA is further collapsing the architectural layers between application and data processing. It will converge database services for transaction, analytics, text and predictive processing together with application services for the application server, planning, rules and event stream processing within one in-memory based architecture. SAP HANA SPS5 will also support large-scale data center deployments with expanded support for high availability, disaster recovery and security. In addition, SAP is aggressively fostering open innovation with more than 150 startups delivering solutions on top of SAP HANA as well as introducing a certification program planned to support best-of-breed third-party business intelligence (BI), ET and back-up/recovery solutions. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE NOW SAP TechEd, being held as a co-located event in Madrid from November 13-16.
"We made a bold commitment earlier this year to deliver mission critical applications on the SAP HANA Platform and we have reached that goal with our own CRM solution powered by SAP HANA." said Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board Member, Technology & Innovation. "Besides SAP solutions, we're also seeing groundbreaking innovations now feasible through our expanding partner ecosystem, including startups worldwide building incredibly powerful big data solutions on top of the SAP HANA platform."
New features in SAP HANA will help further eliminate the inherent latency and complexity that exist in today's application architecture. Converging data and application processing all within one in-memory platform architecture will help companies gain insight in real time.