SAP TechEd season is coming closer and with all that is going on in the technology space these days it makes more sense than ever to attend and brush up on your development skills. One of the areas that sees a lot of traction lately is cloud computing and from a developer's perspective platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is probably the most interesting aspect of cloud as it tremendously eases and speeds up the software development process.
For those who haven't heard about it yet, SAP is offering a cloud platform by the name of SAP HANA Cloud Platform:
"SAP HANA Cloud Platform is SAP’s in-memory cloud platform, our Platform-as-a-Service offering enabling developers to build, extend, and run applications in the cloud. It provides developers a set of application and database services and features native, integrated and open developer experiences."
[For more information about the platform please consult Aiaz Kazi's blog.]
In essence, the SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) provides a standardized development and runtime environment based on SAP HANA that allows developers to focus on the business use-case without having to worry about lower-level infrastructure concerns such as scalability and security. Wether you're use-case is extending onPremise applications or SaaS (e.g. extending SuccessFactor's Employee Central), integration scenarios or developing brand new applications, the platform provides the necessary capabilities to support you (see below.)
On top of these core services, SAP is offering several higher level capabilities to address common software development scenarios and use-cases such as:
In order to provide you with the possibility to learn more about the platform and its capabilities we have teamed up with ASUG to host a full-day pre-conference event prior to SAP TechED Las Vegas and we would be thrilled to see you attend! The exact agenda is not yet finalized due to the fact that we release new features on a bi-weekly basis and we want to make sure that we include the latest & greatest features for your convenience.
If you always wanted to learn more about SAP HANA Cloud Platform, yet never found the time - then this is your chance to get all the details in just one day! Interested? If so, please make sure to come to Las Vegas a day early and sign up for this pre-conference event as part of your SAP TechEd registration!
[More information about the ASUG Pre-conference program can be found here.]
PS: We conducted a similar event with the German Speaking SAP User Group (DSAG) a few weeks ago. You may be interested in reading about this event: Let's talk about Cloud Development).