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Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 5 May 2016


FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Git ServiceEnhancementA web-based repository browser allows you to inspect the content of Git repositories. For more information, see Browsing the Content of a Repository.
SAP HANAEnhancementSAP HANA revision 112.02 is supported. For more information, see SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy.

 

 

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SAP HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services (Docu)

SAP Cloud Identity Service (Docu)

SAP HANA Cloud Portal (SCN)

SAP HANA Cloud Portal (Docu)

UI Theme Designer (Docu)

SAP Web IDE (Docu)

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Internet of Things (IoT) Services (Docu)

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 21 April 2016

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java RuntimeNewJava Web Tomcat 8 (beta) is available. The newest edition of the Java Web application runtime container carries all characteristics and features of its predecessor (Java Web Tomcat 7) and provides support for some of the standard Java EE 7 APIs (Servlet, JSP, EL, Websocket). For more information, see Java Web Tomcat 8 (Beta).
ExtensionsNewNew console client commands (beta) enable the installation and configuration of extension applications for SAP SuccessFactors. All commands are grouped in group Extensions. For more information, see Console Client Commands and Installing and Configuring Extension Applications (Beta).
Eclipse ToolsEnhancementThe Eclipse-based tools allow managing destinations that require client certificate authentication. For more information, see Using Destination Certificates (IDE).
Eclipse ToolsEnhancementThe Eclipse-based tools support Java Web Tomcat 8 (beta) SDK and runtime.
SAPUI5EnhancementSAPUI5 distribution 1.36.7 for Java and HTML5 applications is released. For more information, see What's New in SAPUI5 or Change Log.
SAP HANAEnhancementSAP HANA revision 112.01 is supported. For more information, see SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy.
ExtensionsEnhancementChanging the default role provider is supported for Java Web Tomcat 7. For more information, see Changing the Default Role Provider.
Commercial InfrastructureEnhancementYou can clone an existing account configuration (trust settings, account members and destinations, or a subset of these) when you use the create-account console command. For more information, see create-account.
Gamification ServiceEnhancementThe gamification service API sends the correct HTTP status codes for invalid requests. For more information about the API, see Gamification Service API.

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 07 April 2016

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitNew

SAP Web IDE is now a service and will be removed from the list of HTML5 subscriptions. To open SAP Web IDE, please navigate to Services and open it from there.

Gamification ServiceNew
  • Entity Update: all mechanics, teams, players and apps can now be updated. Note that names and playerId can not be changed after creation (use displayName instead). Existing methods that allowed changing names (playerId) are deprecated as they may lead to inconsistencies in the rule engine.
  • Entity Duplication: all mechanics and teams can now be duplicated, for example a new entity with the same attribute values as the original entity is created.
  • Auto-create players on events: apps can now be configured to create players automatically when an event occurs.
SAP HANAEnhancement

SAP HANA Database revision 112 (SPS 11) is now productively available. For more information, see SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy.

 

The delivery of SAP HANA Database SP11 does not support the following main features newly introduced with SAP HANA SP11:

  • SAP HANA extended application services, advanced model (XS advanced)
  • SAP HANA Hadoop Integration
Gamification ServiceEnhancement
  • The Gamification Workbench is fully reworked to offer better usability and to reflect the new update and clone features offered through the API.For more information, see Configuring Game Mechanics.
  • Auto-initiate players for apps: the very first event for a player within an app now triggers the initPlayerForApp event that can be used to initialize players for apps. Sending an explicit initialization event for players of a certain app is not mandatory anymore.For more information, see Integrating Player (User) Management.



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 24 March 2016

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java Web Tomcat 7Enhancement

SAP JVM 8 is generally available for productive use as a deployment option for the Java Web Tomcat 7 runtime. For more information, see Choosing JRE Version.

CockpitEnhancement

Faster log viewer for Java applications. The speed of the viewer has increased 9 times for 15 MB files. It is even higher for larger files and repeat executions.

SAP HANAEnhancement

SAP HANA revision 102.05 is supported. For more information see SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy.

SAP HANAEnhancement

SAP HANA Interactive Education (SHINE) can be installed as an SAP HANA component via the cockpit. This application is for demo purposes only and is used as a self-service. For more information, see SAP HANA Interactive Education (SHINE) and SAP Note 1934114.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.28.31 is supported. For more information, see What's New in SAPUI5 or Change Log.

SAP ASEEnhancement

SAP ASE 16 SP2 is supported. For more information, see What’s new in SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 SP02.



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 10 March 2016

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
PersistenceEnhancement

Restarting a whole SAP HANA database system is now possible using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform cockpit. Previously, it was possible only by using the console client command restart-hana.

For more information, see Managing Databases.

Cloud ConnectorEnhancement

SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.7.2 is released.

  • Performance improvement for high-latency communication with small data amounts when using RFC via JCo on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform side.
  • Support for Java 8.
  • Support for Windows 10.
Cloud ConnectorBugfix

Fixes in 2.7.2

  • Error message for logon failure for an RFC system was swallowed when connecting via message server.
  • Pooling of HTTP connections works with Principal Propagation.
  • Eliminated ConcurrentModificationException occurring when closing a connection to a backend. The exception could lead to delayed release of sockets on operating system level.
  • UI certificate chain import works when the CA response provides the chain in reverse order.
  • Improved robustness when loading corrupt configurations.
  • In high availability setups, when the failover instance (shadow) is down, it is still possible to add an account or import host mappings. 
  • Redirects to servers not known to the Cloud Connector do not lead to Access Denied responses when the SAP HANA Cloud Platform application wants to take care of the redirect itself.
RuntimeSecurity Improvement

New runtime for Java releases with important security improvements is available.

We recommend that you update your runtime for Java by following the procedure in Updating Applications with Zero Downtime.



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 25 February 2016

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitEnhancement

The list of Java applications and the Favorites tiles on the dashboard are simplified to only show the most common actions: start, stop, and delete. The update and maintenance actions are accessible only from the Overview page of a Java application.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

HTTP destinations with application-to-application SSO authentication are extended with session management capabilities for better performance. For more information, see Application-to-Application SSO Authentication.

SecurityEnhancement

The branding options of the OAuth settings include color themes. Themes allow changing the background and button colors of the authorization page. For more information, see Configuring OAuth 2.0.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.34.7 is supported. For more information, see What's New in SAPUI5 or Change Log.

SAP HANAEnhancement

SAP HANA revision 102.04 is supported. For more information, see SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy.

SecurityMaintenance

Due to important security updates, we recommend that you update your Java runtime environment by restarting your applications. To do that without downtime, follow the procedure in Updating Applications with Zero Downtime.



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 11 February 2016


FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Internet of ThingsNew

There is a new section FAQ with a collection of frequently asked questions and provided solutions. For more details, see FAQ.

Internet of ThingsNew

The Push, OData and Processing APIs of MMS are also used with OAuth. The OData interface supports batch processing as defined in the OData V2 specification. For more information, refer to sections Push Service API Authentication, Message Consumption and Message Processing.

Console ClientEnhancement

A new --updates parameter allows the version command to check whether the SDK version is still supported and to suggest updates and hot fixes. For more information, see Version.

Internet of ThingsEnhancement

The selection of tables in the app data UI in the MMS cockpit has been simplified.



Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 28 January 2016

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitEnhancement

The Members list shows the names of members in addition to their user IDs. The name of a member becomes available after the first time the member visits the account.


Administrators can send emails to account members.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

JCo runtime for SAP HANA Cloud Platform:

  • Fixed connection pool recovery problems when property jco.destination.max_get_client_time not set to 0.
  • Improved tracing for metadata and data content.
  • Added clone() method to the JCoFunction interface.
Eclipse ToolsEnhancementJVM 7 is the latest version for working with SAP HANA Cloud Platform tools. All new projects will be created with JVM 7 settings by default. To switch an existing project to the newer JVM, change the settings manually. For more information, see Setting Up SAP JVM in Eclipse IDE.
Gamification ServiceEnhancement

The API offers two new methods:

  • adjustPointsForPlayer for adjusting player points as TenantOperator,
  • withdrawPointsFromPlayer "rule only” for withdrawing points.

 

The new GamificationReviewer role provides read-access to game mechanics.


Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 14 January 2016


FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Persistence ServiceNew

Multiple SAP HANA databases can be hosted on a single SAP HANA system when the support for multitenant database container (MDC) is enabled for the SAP HANA databases (beta). Creating a tenant database is available on the trial landscape too.

A tenant database runs for 12 hours and shuts down at the end of the period to free resources. A tenant database that is not used for 30 days is automatically deleted.

A blog post describes the procedure for creating and testing a tenant database by using the SAP HANA Interactive Education example on a trial landscape. For more information, see SAP HANA Multitenant Database Containers (MDC) Scenarios Now on Trial Landscape.

Business ServicesNewHybris-as-a-Service (YaaS) can be used for building business services that run on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Those services can then be used in cloud applications which again can run on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. For more information, see Business Services with YaaS.
Internet of ThingsNewMMS can be configured to forward messages to another HTTP endpoint. For more information, see Message Forwarding (HTTP).
CockpitEnhancementThe Services page in the cockpit shows services grouped and ordered by category.
CockpitEnhancementHANA Instances renamed to Database Systems after a redesign and simplification. The page lists all database systems, including database name, version and state. For information on working with Database Systems, see Persistence Service.
Software LogisticsEnhancementSAP HANA components can be installed and updated on multitenant-enabled SAP HANA instances. Furthermore, multitenant-enabled SAP HANA instances can be updated. For more information, see Installing SAP HANA Components and Updating SAP HANA Instances.
Git ServiceEnhancementFully documented creation and management of Git repositories from the cockpit. For more information, see Git Service.
Connectivity Service, CockpitEnhancementConnectivity of HTTP destinations of Proxy Type=OnPremise can be checked with the Check Connection button in the cockpit's Destinations editor. The check works only with Cloud connector, version 2.7.1 or later.
SAP HANAEnhancementSAP HANA revision 102.03 is productively available. For more information, see SAP Note 2021789 - SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy.
Internet of ThingsEnhancementThe OData interface for MMS supports extended filter options (neq, lt, le, gt, ge, and, or). For more information, see Message Consumption.

In addition, the OData entity properties are typed according to the respective database table column. For RDMS, a device supports up to 32 custom attributes. For example, you can use a custom attribute to store things like serial number, MAC or IP address of a device. For more information, see Device.

Cloud ConnectorBugfixVersion 2.7.1 of SAP HANA Cloud Connector.

Fixes:

  • When a shadow is upgraded from an older version, the system certificate stays correctly available. The system certificate used to get lost during the upgrade when connecting to the master instance, which was not yet upgraded. As a result, the system certificate could be restored only with a workaround.
  • The restart mechanism works properly in all environments. On some Linux systems, the restart used to not work as expected.
  • Changes needed to support the correct E2E destination check.

 



 

 

 

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