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SAP TechEd 2010 highlights

  1. 1. TechEd 2010 Highlights
  2. 2. It’s not your Grandfather’s SAP Anymore!
  3. 3. Themes • User eXperience • In-Memory • Mobile • “Set your SAP Systems free!”
  4. 4. SAP Platform Principles • Homogenous monoculture = Bad, Sterile • Openness • One Language to Rule Them All • Layered architecture • Leverage value of existing systems/apps • Set your SAP systems free  Punctuated equilibrium  Re-architect • TP100, TP200
  5. 5. UX • Theme: “1 billion people using SAP” • “One size fits all” not good enough • Joy of Use – Tacit recognition that a break with the past will be required
  6. 6. UX • Project Gateway – Quickly expose SAP data/resources to the real world via real-world web APIs (REST)   Enterprise Micro Apps! – Layered abstraction: Data Source > Public > People-Centric – CD108 – http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/22010
  7. 7. UX • Duet Enterprise – Same name, different product – Integration of SharePoint with SAP data and processes via Gateway 0.8 – E.g. use SharePoint dashboard tools to access SAP data, etc. – CD109, CD166
  8. 8. UX • Portal 7.3 – Enterprise Workspaces, Webpage Composer, Wikis, Forums, KM enhancements (KoD?) – PMC101, PMC201, etc. (a whole track!) • WebDynpro Java – “Kiss of Death” http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs? blog=/pub/wlg/21759 – Also VC http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs? blog=/pub/wlg/21766
  9. 9. UX • StreamWork – Integration to SAP suite will grow • Embed BOBJ into StreamWork • Embed StreamWork into BPM, BI • Public RESTful APIs for StreamWork integration – PMC110, PMC266
  10. 10. UX • Project Phoenix – HTML5 UI framework + JS libraries – Server agnostic: JSF, GWT, etc. – Another option for web UIs – Drag & Drop development in NWDS – Q2, 2011 – CD165
  11. 11. UX • Enterprise Workspaces – “Pull” content: Users generate own screens from predefined modules, private or shared. – Modules are pre-delivered, third-party or custom – Portal content can be reused – PMC108
  12. 12. UX • NWBC – Full steam ahead – More new features: “Workspaces light” – BOBJ Integration – Still requires EhP5 – CD164, CD217
  13. 13. Mobile • SUP: SAP (Sybase) Unwired Platform – Helps develop native mobile apps – Integration/middleware engine – Device management • Enterprise Micro Apps – HTML mobile-enabled web apps • CD104, CD112, CD121, CD162, etc.
  14. 14. In-Memory • HANA – High-Performance Analytical Applications – “BWA for ERP”, with any SQL/MDX client – Based on ICE (In-memory Computing Engine aka “NewDB”) – Designed for ad-hoc analysis • Tearing down the ivory tower of reporting – EIM119 – http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/21589
  15. 15. In-Memory • Event Insight – Real-time, distributed event processing – Query/analysis – Auto-reaction, process triggering – Live Enterprise + BOBJ + Sybase CEP + HANA – PMC106, PMC164
  16. 16. Integration • PI 7.3 – Robustness • Blacklisting • Memory handling • Memory footprint • Easier config with recommended settings • CPA Cache optimisation • Usage quotas • Fast restarts (~90 seconds) • PMC210
  17. 17. Integration • PI 7.3 – Performance: PMC209 • Lower memory footprint: 2-3x payload • Move from ABAP to Java • ABAP stack will be optional – Monitoring • Central monitoring in SolMan: PMC263 – Warp10: PMC213 – Many features backported to 7.11 SP6
  18. 18. Integration • PI “Next Generation” – 1000 messages/second – NW BPM integrated into PI  “Business Aware Middleware” – Designed for federation: PMC212 – PMC206, PMC207, PMC208
  19. 19. On Demand • http://ondemand.com • Freemium = Inevitable • PMC168
  20. 20. TechEd Live http://sapteched.com/live
  21. 21. Other Links • TechEd recap by Mentor @mattsteiner: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs? blog=/pub/wlg/21821 • Technology Stability in a World of Constant Change: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/21967

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