I would like to give an idea about the major changes between the previous Sybase unwired platform versions and the latest SAP Mobileplatform. The differences listed in the below table are at a high level and technical details about each component are not discussed. I have not considered the SMP 2.3 version in the below table. Let me know if there are any suggestions and I shall update the blog as I learn more about the new SMP 3.0 product. SMP 3.0 would be released after 14th Nov 2013, so we shall know more details.
|Feature||SUP 2.1x||SMP 3.0|
|Land Scape||SUP cluster available for High availability||No Cluster but another server (Standby server) gets activated if primary is not available.|
|Platform||SUP standalone product||Merged Syclo Agentry , SAP Lean Java Server, Sybase Mobilizer into one single Product|
|EIS ( Enterprise Information System)||Supports heterogeneous EIS||Supports heterogeneous EIS but with OData protocol only|
|Cache Policy||Data Tier Existed called CDB ( Consolidated database) for cache purposes||The concept of CDB no more exists; the data tier has the details regarding|
configuration settings only.
|Relay Server||Relay Server existed for proxy||No more Relay Server concept, 3rd Party Reverse Proxy can be used.|
|Mobile Business Object||Mobile Business Objects holds the business logic||The concept of Mobile Business Objets no more exists.|
|Operating System||Only Windows||Windows,Linux and Mac|
|Framework||Java||Java with OSGI as container.|
|Adminstration Console||SCC ( Sybase Control Center)||SMP Management Cockpit.|
|Hybrid Applications||Could be developed through Hybrid web container||Introduced Cordova with Kapsel plugins. ( For iOS and Android) Support for other mobile platforms is planned in future versions.|
|Miscellaneous||No Syclo applications could be developed||Only one Syclo Application per SMP server can be developed.|