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SAP to Present at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Silicon Valley

Feature Article | June 12, 2017 by Sanjay Patil

After announcing the general availability of the Cloud Foundry environment in SAP Cloud Platform at SAPPHIRE NOW in mid-May, the SAP Cloud Platform team is now gearing up for tons of activities at the upcoming Cloud Foundry Summit,  June 13 – 15 in Santa Clara, California.

The North American Cloud Foundry developer and user community gathers at this annual event to discuss cool innovations, interesting new use cases, and visionary ideas for further collaborations. SAP speakers are delivering 17 sessions in the Polyglot In-Memory track that focus on how SAP is using and contributing to the Cloud Foundry technology. To see the scheduled SAP sessions, go to the event schedule, then select the ‘Polyglot In-Memory’ option under the ‘Filter By Type’ section on the right side  of the page.

Here is a brief explanation of the Polyglot In-Memory track.

Polyglot — Modern cloud-applications are not monoliths developed in a single programming language. Instead, they are built on top of several reusable microservices, each of which may be programmed in a different language. For example, an application component may involve intensive data processing component written in a stored-procedure language supported by the underlying database, where as another user experience related component may be programmed in JavaScript, and yet another component leveraging some popular library written in Java, Python, PHP, Go, Ruby, or any other language out there. Cloud Foundry with its inherent support for buildpacks / Bring-Your-Own-Language feature is a perfect technology used by SAP Cloud Platform for supporting polyglot application development.

In-Memory —  With its groundbreaking in-memory technology, SAP has revolutionized how enterprise applications and solutions can gain unprecedented real-time processing speed while reducing the data foot-print significantly. SAP has now made the latest release of the very same powerful in-memory database engine, HANA 2, available for Cloud Foundry application developers. In addition, the popular open source options for data management like MongoDB and PostgreSQL, along with enterprise support for them, are included in the SAP Cloud Platform.

Applications  — As the largest provider of applications in over 25 industries, SAP has a lot to share in regards to providing enterprise-grade PaaS with rich technical capabilities and business services. In fact, the main contributions from SAP to the Cloud Foundry community projects are in the area of adding enterprise qualities to the CF stack such as secure communication among the platform components, comprehensive life cycle management of backing services, scalability of application instances, and automated sleeping of idling instances.

The SAP sessions largely cover two types of content:

How SAP is using Cloud Foundry technology to offer a comprehensive, enterprise-grade Platform-as-a-Service for application developers? Most of these talks, scheduled on June 14 and June 15, include these topics:

What contributions is SAP making or planning to make to the Cloud Foundry open source projects? Talks are scheduled for June 15 and include these topics:

In addition to the above, you don’t want to miss the following sessions where you can get an overall understanding of the importance of Cloud Foundry for SAP:

Finally, do not forget to stop by the SAP booth, where you will get to see cool demos, meet the experts to take deep dive into the Cloud Foundry technology, and setup a trial account on SAP Cloud Platform to get your hands on our Cloud Foundry environment. Make sure you register asap. Here is a promo code that can save you 20% on the ticket cost – CFSV17SAP20.

The story originally appeared on the SAP Community.

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