Partner Quotes: SAP Unveils New Cloud Platform Services and In-Memory Innovation on Hadoop to Accelerate Digital Transformation


SAN FRANCISCO — To help companies transform their businesses in today’s digital economy, SAP SE today announced the unveiling of SAP HANA Vora software, a new in-memory computing innovation for Hadoop and new capabilities planned for SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Numerous SAP partners plan to resell and provide services for customers along their journey to run better in the digital world. Read what early-adopter partners have to say.

Arvato Systems

“Be it marketing, commerce, loyalty management, billing, taxation or fulfillment, a single transactional app in these areas are decoupled from one another and consist of multiple moving parts. Whenever a new process needs to be setup within a business, a lot of time and effort goes into designing, developing, testing and validating that new business process before it is embedded into an app. The new capabilities planned for SAP HANA Cloud Platform are expected to help significantly reduce architectural complexity, lead time and the overall development effort when creating mission-critical, customer-facing apps.” – Frank Zimmermann, CEO, Arvato Systems North America

Bluefin Solutions Inc.

“Customers are looking for ways in which to transform themselves into digital enterprises — solving problems like fraud and real-time marketing. SAP HANA Vora can fill an exciting gap by building on Hadoop cold data lakes, and solves two key problems: SAP HANA Vora can make the data hot and accessible with enterprise in-memory computing, and it brings context to the data using data science tools.” – John Appleby, general manager, Bluefin Solutions Inc.


“As an early adopter of SAP HANA and Hadoop-based solutions, we are thrilled to join the launch of SAP HANA Vora and believe it represents a tremendous opportunity for our clients to take full advantage of Big Data. With the planned inclusion of SAP HANA Vora into the existing Capgemini ‘Insights-driven Operations’ solution, we believe it will greatly advance the ability of our clients to perform real-time analytics on the combination of contextual and operational data and to deliver actionable insights for their business and customers.” – Anne-Laure Thieullent, director, Global Big Data Solutions, Capgemini Insights & Data


“SAP’s announcement today is a significant milestone. We believe it will help all companies to move to a world where the assimilation of data will significantly change the face of doing business to meet customers’ demands.” – Jim McHugh, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing – Unified Computing System, Cisco


“Apache Spark is one of the fastest-growing components of the Hadoop ecosystem and is quickly becoming a standard for batch and streaming data processing and advanced analytics. We believe that SAP HANA Vora will help speed adoption of Spark among the vast community of SAP HANA users, enabling them to more quickly realize value from their data across a broad set of use cases. As a leading supporter of Spark, we look forward to working with SAP and its customers to help ensure successful deployment and rapid time to profit from their Hadoop data.” – Amr Awadallah, CTO and co-founder, Cloudera


“Hadoop is a cost-effective and scalable data framework, but it’s only the first step in the Big Data journey. With SAP HANA Vora and CSC Big Data Platform as a Service, we expect to help companies overcome the batch-oriented limitations of Hadoop and incorporate insights from data lakes interactively and in real time for more complete, context-savvy business processes.” – Jim Kaskade, vice president and general manager, Big Data & Analytics, CSC

Deloitte Consulting LLP

“SAP continues to innovate its SAP HANA in-memory capabilities to support a growing ecosystem of distributed Big Data landscapes and high-performance, real-time use cases. Our clients will benefit as we help them implement SAP HANA Vora capabilities to advance their own Big Data strategies to drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation.” – Jagadish Bandla, principal, North America Analytics Practice Leader, SAP Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP


“By using SAP HANA and the Hortonworks Data Platform, customers can get the power of instant access of SAP HANA with the infinite scale with Open Enterprise Hadoop. This partnership can give users a broad range of options for storing and analyzing new types of data and the ability to create applications that can uncover new business opportunities from vast amounts of data that would not have been previously possible. Customers of SAP can incorporate Hadoop as a complement within a data architecture that includes the new SAP HANA Vora and SAP HANA Cloud Platform. – Matthew Morgan, vice president, Product and Alliance Marketing, Hortonworks

In Mind

“Insight-driven sales means turning huge amounts of decentralized and semi-structured data into meaningful knowledge, governed by a customer-centered schema and ready for direct consumption. Only an open, cloud-based platform on top of a high-velocity, in-memory database allows us to run a scalable semantic Web stack on Big Data sets in near real time, which is ready for an enterprise application. For our innovative sales application, the ‘Insight Selling Suite,’ the community-driven SAP HANA Cloud Platform is by far the best foundation we have found.” – Dr. Christian Cuske, CEO and co-founder, In Mind

MapR Technologies

“With a focus on fast Big Data processing, Hadoop and Spark are emerging as key platforms for enterprises working to understand the complete 360-degree view of their customers. The challenges for these enterprises come when trying to democratize their 360-degree data across all consumers and stakeholders while also storing the data for analytics over many years or even decades. SAP HANA Vora on MapR will help empower enterprises to further expand their customer 360-degree view on Hadoop, Spark, SAP HANA and other data sources.” – Anil Gadre, senior vice president, Product Management, MapR Technologies


“Sprinklr shares a common view with SAP: In a world of empowered and connected customers, complex organizations need to look inward and find ways to put the experiences of their customers above all else. To thrive, businesses need technology that was designed with this new reality in mind. Put simply, they need powerful, open and modern software platforms capable of bridging internal silos so customers can be served more effectively. With Sprinklr, a powerful social enterprise software, complemented with the new capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform, businesses can do exactly that.” – Rob Peacock, vice president, Strategic Alliances, Sprinklr

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