ORLANDO — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced significant enhancements to SAP HANA Cloud Platform aimed at building and deploying powerful modern-day business applications to meet the demands of today’s hyper-connected digital economy.

The new innovations continue to capitalize on the advanced in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA, as well as planned added capabilities such as new library of easy-to-consume Internet of Things (IoT) services for creating powerful yet lightweight apps. The SAP HANA App Center site continues to expand its offering of apps providing a one-stop shop for customers to simply access innovative apps powered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Finally, SAP unveiled the winners of the SAP HANA Innovation Award to recognize the many ways customers are using SAP HANA to transform their business and society. The announcements were made at SAPPHIRE NOW, being held May 5-7 in Orlando, Florida.

“New innovations delivered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform help companies re-imagine how they run their business,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “SAP is setting the industry-standard for developing, consuming and deploying apps on our platform-as-a-service (PaaS). SAP HANA is truly the great simplifier of our time for overcoming IT complexity challenges that every business faces today.”

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Accelerates Apps Moving to the Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud Platform is the in-memory PaaS offering that businesses can trust to power next-generation mobile-ready business applications. Applications extended to, integrated with or built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform can take advantage of the advanced in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA and many additional capabilities to help address the needs of today’s digital economy. The latest release of SAP HANA Cloud Platform includes:

  • SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT plans to include device and data management for IoT application scenarios that simplify the deployment of lightweight IoT cloud applications.
  • Rapid extension services to deploy software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile applications that are tightly coupled with the SuccessFactors HCM Suite, the SAP Cloud for Customer solution, the SAP Jam social software platform, SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), as well as SAP Business Suite to provide a personalized and integrated user experience.
  • The new services for the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) enable customers to quickly experience how to get more out of their existing SAP investments by extending SAP Fiori apps and developing new SAP Fiori-like apps across all lines of business.
  • For the recently announced SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering plans to add further enhanced support for SAP Fiori apps with simplified mobile consumption through a consumer-quality UX and an enhanced push notification service to draw users into the app, proactively engaging them with an enjoyable experience.

Read about the new features for SAP HANA Cloud Platform: “What’s New In HANA Cloud Platform: The SAPPHIRE NOW Announcements.”

SAP HANA App Center to Showcase Over 800 Apps Built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

SAP HANA Cloud Platform has quickly become a defacto agile development and deployment platform for SAP business partners and customers. To address this rapid adoption, the SAP HANA App Center provides an easy-to-use site for customers to find and access powerful applications that are available on the platform. SAP HANA App Center continues to expand with more than 800 new applications and it links directly to SAP Store for those applications available for digital purchase and consumption, making it a valuable destination for companies and consumers everywhere. The following SAP partners are making strong contributions to the SAP HANA App Center:

  • EnterpriseJungle offers an extension to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, with optional integration with SAP Jam. The application uncovers valuable content from inside and outside a company, pertaining to expert knowledge, skills, people and relevant communities and groups.
  • IBM has developed hundreds of applications on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, including SAP Mobile User Management from IBM, which helps to manage mobile app users, roles and permissions for the back-end of the SAP ERP application. IBM has also been working with SAP to develop a set of mobile solutions that leverage SAP Fiori and SAP Mobile Platform as well as iOS extensions to simplify the user experience.
  • Innovapptive has developed over 70 applications that utilize SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services to help manage critical business issues such as work-related approvals, asset life cycle and inventory transactions.
  • JobPts by Semos is an application using SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SuccessFactors solutions that allows companies, including SAP as a corporate end user of JobPts, to inspire employee achievement with performance recognition and real rewards.
  • Sitrion offers Sitrion ONE, which uses SAP HANA Cloud Platform to empower employees with mobile access to processes and data from any SAP system, on premise or in the cloud, through hundreds of out-of-the-box mobile use cases that can be deployed in days instead of the months this typically takes.

SAP HANA Innovation Award Winners

To recognize the extraordinary ways customers are innovating with the SAP HANA platform, SAP unveiled the winners of the second SAP HANA Innovation Award. This year SAP has extended the reach of award submissions from 15 countries in 2014 to 31 in 2015 and included submissions from applicable governmental agencies and partners on behalf of successful SAP HANA customer deployments. In addition, SAP increased the award categories from three to six to recognize and celebrate customers that have deployed both packaged and custom applications on SAP HANA to enable real-time analytics, process simplification and technology innovations.

There were nearly 50 entries submitted and more than 18,000 public votes cast to determine the three top finalists in each of the six categories. The finalists were judged by an expert panel comprised of SAP executives, SAP user group and product experts and industry analysts. The six winners whose charitable donation winnings reached US$60,000 are Asian Paints, ConAgra, Dell, Hinduja Tech Limited, Molecular Health and Walmart.

SAP HANA Performance Rewrites Record Books on SAP BW-EML Benchmark*

A growing number of SAP partners are achieving outstanding performance results on the SAP Business Warehouse Enhanced Mixed Load (SAP BW-EML) standard application benchmark. These new benchmark results* have been achieved with SAP-certified systems for SAP HANA running scale-up and scale-out architectures and with datasets from 1 billion to 10 billion records. Highlights of the benchmark results included below.

SAP Partners Deliver Choice

As part of its commitment to delivering choice to customers, SAP has also certified a number of the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family-based systems to run SAP HANA from multiple partners, including Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, Huawei and Lenovo. These systems include 20 percent more cores and up to 12TB of memory, with worldwide availability from HP in 12TB configurations. In addition, SAP and IBM are planning general availability of the SAP HANA platform on IBM POWER8 systems running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for production use in  2015. In anticipation of this announcement, IBM introduced a set of Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA earlier this week. These systems will allow clients to quickly and cost-efficiently deploy SAP HANA on Power Systems. The addition of Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family-based systems and IBM Power8 will accelerate performance and agility, making SAP HANA ideal for Big Data and IoT scenarios.

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*Results of the SAP BW-EML Benchmark

  • SAP HANA and the recently announced Dell PowerEdge R930 achieved record performance for ad-hoc navigation steps per hour in both 1 billion and 2 billion record data sets
  • Lenovo has achieved record performance results and demonstrated outstanding scalability on 10 billon record benchmark over 1 billion record benchmark on a 7 node scale-out system using its System x3850 X6 servers.
  • A 14-node system from Amazon Web Services (AWS) sets the record for SAP HANA scale-out in the cloud, validating it as an ideal solution for customers to cost-effectively consume SAP HANA.
  • A first-ever virtualized SAP BW-EML benchmark on 3 billion records with VCE and VMware demonstrates that SAP HANA can achieve robust application performance in virtualized environments, as well as provide customers with additional options to help lower datacenter TCO.

*SAP BW Enhanced Mixed Load (BW EML) Standard Application Benchmark Results

Table 1 for addendum PR page
Technology Partner Number of records Ad-Hoc Navigation Steps/Hour
Amazon Web Services (AWS) (14 DB Servers, Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2, 2.50GHz (Amazon EC2  r3.8xlarge) 5 Billion 258,020
Dell (1 DB Servers, Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3,  2.50GHz 1 Billion 320,940
Dell (1 DB Servers, Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3,  2.50GHz 2 Billion 172,450
Lenovo (7 DB Servers, Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3,  2.50GHz 1 Billion 1,992,570
Lenovo (7 DB Servers, Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3,  2.50GHz 10 Billion 269,960
VCE (Virtualized 4 DB Servers, Intel Xeon E7-4870, 2.40 GHz 3 Billion 124,570


Table 2 for addendum PR page

Results on SAP Business Warehouse-Enhanced Mixed Load (SAP BW-EML) standard application benchmark:

Certification Number Technology Partner Number of records Ad-Hoc Navigation Steps/Hour Deployment Type Number & Type of Database/Application Servers Operating System / Database / SAP Release
2015011 Lenovo 1 Billion 1,992,570 On-Premise 7 x database server: Lenovo x3850 X6, 4 processors / 72 cores / 144 threads) Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 @ 2.50GHz15 x application servers: IBM Flex System x880 X6 Compute Node,  2 processors / 30 cores / 60 threads) Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2 @ 2.80GHz SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SAP HANA 1.0SAP NetWeaver 7.40
2015014 Dell 2 Billion 172,450 On-Premise 1 x database server: Dell PowerEdge R920,  4 processors / 72 cores / 144 threads) Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 @ 2.50GHz2 X application servers: Dell PowerEdge R910, 4 processors / 40 cores / 80 threads) Intel Xeon E7-4870 @ 2.40GHz SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SAP HANA 1.0SAP NetWeaver 7.31
2015015 Dell 1 Billion 320,940 On-Premise 1 x database server: Dell PowerEdge R930, 4 processors / 72 cores / 144 threads) Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 @ 2.50GHz2 x application servers: Dell PowerEdge R910,  4 processors / 40 cores / 80 threads) Intel Xeon E7-4870 @ 2.40GHz SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SAP HANA 1.0SAP NetWeaver 7.31
2015016 VCE 3 Billion 124,570 On-Premise (virtualized) 4 x database server: 1 x VCE Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA 4+0 containing 4 server blades each with: 4 processors / 40 cores / 80 threads Intel Xeon E7-4870 @ 2.40GHz2 x application servers: 1 x VCE Vblock containing 2 serer blades each with: 4 processors / 40 cores / 80 threads) Intel Xeon E7-4870 @ 2.40GHz DB: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on VMWARE ESX 5.5App: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SAP HANA 1.0SAP NetWeaver 7.30
2015017 Amazon Web Services (AWS) 5 Billion 258,020 Cloud 14 x database servers: Amazon EC2 r3.8xlarge, 2 processors / 16 cores / 32 threads) based on Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz
8 X application servers: Amazon EC2 c4.8xlarge, 2 processors / 18 cores / 36 threads) based on Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 @ 2.90GHz
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SAP HANA 1.0SAP NetWeaver 7.40
2015018 Lenovo 10 Billion 269,960 On-Premise 7 x database server: Lenovo x3850 X6, 4 processors / 72 cores / 144 threads) Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 @ 2.50GHz15 X application servers: IBM Flex System x880 X6 Compute Node, 2 processors / 30 cores / 60 threads) Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2 @ 2.80GHz SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11SAP HANA 1.0SAP NetWeaver 7.40


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