Five Minute Briefing - SAP
June 27, 2013
Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.
Composite Software has released the Composite Data Virtualization Platform 6.2 SP3. This release really has four elements, Robert Eve, executive vice president of marketing, Composite, tells 5 Minute Briefing. It updates the Hortonworks, Cloudera and the Apache Distribution of Hadoop big data integrations through the HiveServer2 interface, and then fourth, provides new access to Cloudera CDH through Impala. "The key problem with big data is that there are not enough people that are skilled at the big data tools to use them effectively," Eve notes.
The U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) has identified SAP Afaria as a potential source of mobility management solutions for federal government agencies. This identification facilitates an improved procurement process that enables government agencies to provide their employees with secure mobile tools to serve the U.S. public better.
SAP has developed new professional services to help customers execute on their cloud strategy and speed up customer projects. The services include a cloud catalyst service that is internationally available, and a live scoping for accelerated innovation service that is initially available in North America. Both services are offered by the SAP Consulting organization
SAP AG announced this week that version 16 of the company's Sybase software has achieved a Guinness World Record for loading and indexing big data. In cooperation with BMMsoft, HP and Red Hat, SAP Sybase IQ 16 achieved an audited result of 34.3 terabytes per hour, surpassing the previous record of 14 terabytes per hour achieved by the same team using an earlier version of SAP Sybase IQ. The latest version of th real-time analytics server and enterprise data warehouse (EDW) provides a new, fully parallel data loading capability and a next-generation column store, enabling the jump in big data performance.
SAP plans to acquire hybris, an e-commerce software company. SAP says the combination of its own enterprise solutions combined with e-commerce solutions from hybris will provide enterprises with the enhanced data and tools necessary to optimize margins and customer loyalty. Upon completion of the transaction, expected in the third quarter of 2013 and subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, SAP says hybris will operate as an independent business unit and will retain its existing management team led by Ariel Ludi, CEO, and Carsten Thoma, president and co-founder, of hybris.
Unisys UK has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program as an SAP services partner. The program provides the company with access to resources and services from SAP that will help Unisys serve public sector clients with highly sensitive project requirements. Through this new partnership, Unisys will leverage its expertise with SAP solutions in relation to its work with Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), where it supports applications that are critical for the day-to-day policing of London. Over the past 24 months alone, Unisys has delivered more than 12,000 days of SAP solution-related work to the MPS. Unisys plans to leverage this expertise to address highly sensitive projects for customers across the UK's law enforcement and government sectors.
ISUG-Tech News and Information
ISUG-TECH and Appeon Corporation have announced a new ISUG-TECH member benefit to expand the scope of services already offered by the user-focused technical group supporting SAP technologies and its partners. Appeon for PowerBuilder 2013 is now freely available for ISUG-TECH Core and Gold members.
ISUG-TECH has secured a limited number of special "lecture only" passes for this year's SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas in October from October 21-25.