SAP NetWeaver 7.4 is the compatible follow up release of SAP NetWeaver 7.3x. It runs on all database platforms supported by SAP NetWeaver but was optimized for SAP HANA.
Get an overview of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 capabilities in the newest article:SAPinsider: Innovate Without Disruption
Check out the latest updates on SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP3 (deployment options and upgrade paths): SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Deployment Options
Please browse the table below to get detailed information on specific spaces and topics on SCN related to SAP NetWeaver 7.4. You will find a detailed description of selected end-to-end scenarios at the end of the page.
|Knowledge Areas||Related Links|
ABAP Development on SAP HANA
|SAP HANA Cloud||SAP HANA Cloud Platform|
|SAP HANA Cloud Integration||SAP HANA Cloud Integration|
|SAP Mobile Platform (SMP)||SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center|
Eclipse Development Tools
SAP Development Tools Update Site: https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/
ABAP Development Tools: ABAP in Eclipse
HANA Cloud Development Tools: SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center
Gateway Development Tools: SAP NetWeaver Gateway Developer Center
Mobile Development Tools: SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center
SAP HANA Studio Development Tools: SAP HANA Developer Center
|User Interface Development Tools|
SAP UI5 Development Tools: UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 Developer Center
Floor Plan Manager: Floorplan Manager for Web Dynpro ABAP
Visual Business: SAP Visual Business
NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC): SAP NetWeaver Business Client
|Application Server ABAP||SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 - Overview and Product Highlights|
|Portal||SAP NetWeaver Portal|
|Business Warehouse (BW)|
|Identity Managment & Single-Sign-On (IdM & SSO)|
|Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM)||Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure|
|Cloud Appliance Library (CAL)|
|New & Emerging Topics|
|SAP Networking Lunch||Read the blog about the upcoming topic Eat like never before: SAP Networking Lunch|
|Business Continuity||Business Continuity|
|Help for NetWeaver 7.4||http://help.sap.com/nw74|
ABAP Development on SAP HANA
With SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP Business Suite, two major standard SAP applications can run on SAP HANA as primary database.
This allows to benefit from the speed and innovations of the SAP In Memory technology in the context of the proven SAP NetWeaver infrastructure.
SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 offers a set of tools, development options, and examples for customers and partners for accelerating and extending their ABAP based solutions on SAP HANA. This includes opportunities to push data intensive calculations to the database (e.g. using views and database procedures) and combining transactional and analytical aspects for the end-user in real-time.
The integrated development environment in Eclipse based on the SAP HANA Studio and the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver support ABAP developers in End-to-End application development from the database access to the user interface.
Combining these capabilities with innovations in ABAP 7.4 that are independent of SAP HANA (such as new capabilities in the development and server infrastructure) creates new opportunities for custom development with SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP.
Explore the ABAP Development on SAP HANA step by step using ABAP for SAP HANA Reference Scenario Open Items Analytics which is an integral part of the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4
To test-drive SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 on SAP HANA, learn more about its new capabilities and the programming language enhancements you can get and run your own trial instance provided as virtual appliance by the SAP Cloud Appliance Library.
More information: ABAP for SAP HANA
SAP NetWeaver Innovations: Cross-NetWeaver Scenarios
SAP NetWeaver 7.4 is the compatible follow up release of SAP NetWeaver 7.3x. It runs on all established database platforms but was heavily optimized for SAP HANA.
SAP HANA artifacts such as HANA views and stored procedures can now be defined in the dictionary and consumed in ABAP programs. The Suite on HANA products are the main stakeholders. On the Java side, the NetWeaver hubs such as Portal, BPM and PI are enabled to run directly on HANA step by step based on the needs of our customers and their according adoption plans.
SAP UI5 and SAP NetWeaver Gateway are now integral parts of the SAP NetWeaver 7.4 platform making it easy to build innovative apps on top of the NetWeaver 7.4 platform (including Suite on HANA).
SAP HANA Cloud is SAP’s Java Platform as a Service offering. Customers and Partners can develop their applications on top of a runtime environment which is completely managed inside the SAP Cloud data center. SAP HANA Cloud is completely based on open source components. Applications for SAP HANA Cloud run in their VM container cleanly separated from each other. The underlying lean Java stack follows OSGI principles requesting services and system resources on an as needed basis. SAP HANA Cloud brings in a rich set of services for identity management, persistence, collaboration and integration. SAP HANA Cloud offers schema access to SAP HANA and Sybase ASE. A major use case is the development of innovative mobile applications that use the Mobile as a Service layer for onboarding and application management. The Gateway as a Service component facilitates service definition and consumption of services typically offered by on premise solutions such as SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and the Business Suite. SAP HANA Cloud acts as a bridge and integration hub spanning SAP and non-SAP on demand and on premise solutions.
In order to optimally combine NetWeaver on premise and on demand offerings NetWeaver delivers end to end scenarios in 2013.
Please be aware that on-demand offerings are not contained in the on-premise delivery scope of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and need to be licensed separately.
Check the SAP NetWeaver Roadmap (as published in SAP SERVICE MARKETPLACE).
Scenarios in Detail
Market trends such as In Memory, Cloud and Mobile heavily impact the SAP NetWeaver end-to-end portfolio in 2013. Instead of following each trend individually NetWeaver end-to-end Scenarios in 2013 assume that these trends are combined in reality requiring a thorough and consistent approach to get the most out of their innovation potential.
Take a look at the Scenario Overview Document:
- Developer Scenarios - The developer scenarios emphasize the importance of an end-to-end developer experience when working with NetWeaver technology platform no matter whether you develop in the on premise or on demand context.
- Business Continuity - Reducing business downtime, independently whether planned or unplanned, becomes more and more a crucial task for all customers.
- One Identity and Access Management - The One Identity and Access Management scenario describes a straight-forward approach to set up harmonized user management and single sign-on for heterogeneous system landscapes using SAP NetWeaver Identity Management and SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On.
- Virtualization - Cloud provisioning of SAP NetWeaver based on-Premise solutions
- Mobile - The core of the mobile scenario is centered around SAP HANA Cloud. As an alternative to traditional on-premise installations of the SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) all infrastructure components required to develop and run a mobile app are also available in the cloud as a service
- Integration - SAP HANA Cloud Integration offers a set of process integration capabilities for SAP as well as non-SAP on-premise and on-demand applications.
- The HANA Scenario- The HANA scenario basically is intended to leverage the speed and capabilities of SAP HANA both in on premise and on demand use cases.
SAP NetWeaver 7.4 - General Availability Care Program
For SAP NetWeaver 7.4, you are invited to participate in the general availability care program.
SAP will reach out to customers to collect feedback from customer projects.
- SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Release to Customer: May, 10th 2013
- (Planned) completion date for general availability care program: End-August 2013
More information: SAP NetWeaver 7.4 - General Availability care program
SAP responds to the needs of its customers to reduce the cost of development and operation and to bring innovation into existing landscapes without disrupting business processes and further minimizing business downtime. SAP has invested significantly in the cloud market, in in-memory technology, and in innovative mobile technology and applications. SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and SAP HANA Cloud form an application infrastructure and technology platform that provides powerful support for these investments. It enables customers to optimize applications for SAP HANA and, using tools based on the popular Eclipse development environment, quickly and easily build lightweight applications that not only run on the cloud, but integrate with SAP Business Suite back-end systems, bringing innovation across your landscape to your mobile users.