SAP Adds New Analytics Features to Its HANA Cloud Service
With competitors getting more numerous and sophisticated at the same time, the time is ripe for well-established SAP to make some moves.Subscribing to business analytics services through cloud providers is quickly replacing some very expensive on-premises software in many enterprises. This is a trend that doesn't appear to have a limitation at the moment. SAP, which already has a lot of skin in the game because its own older analytics software is installed in numerous systems around the world, is moving swiftly on this trend in order to retain customers. With industry competitors getting more numerous and sophisticated at the same time, the time is ripe for well-established SAP to make some moves. SAP sees the cloud option as an entrée for both new and older customers into the performance of its fast and relatively new in-memory database, HANA. On May 15, the German business software maker made available some new analytics options for its enterprise cloud service for use in its SAP Enterprise Cloud, which is powered by HANA in the company's data centers.
The available features include: