The jury selected the innovation for its capability of combining three significant technology trends of cloud computing, in-memory computing, and analytics. “With this development, stemming from cooperation between the Hasso-Plattner-Institut, SAP has set a new standard in data processing,” according to the jury.
The German Innovation Award is bestowed each year by the initiative of the same name and backed by corporations Accenture, EnBW, Evonik, and the German business journal Wirtschaftswoche. The jury considers products, innovative business models, processes, and services, as well as organizational and marketing innovations for honors in the categories of large enterprise, midmarket, and startups. This year’s winners were announced am March 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany.