SAP today launched HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, to accelerate the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data with mobile business.
“SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services mark a major milestone in our mobile strategy. This is to bridge between rapidly changing technology and fast-moving market trends such as the networked economy, augmented reality and the Internet of Things,” said Rick Costanzo, executive vice president and general manager of Telecommunication Solutions and Mobility Solutions, SAP.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services help customers deploy native and hybrid mobile apps that integrate securely with on-premise or cloud-based systems.
New features such as optimized data synchronization for native and hybrid apps and an expanded push notification application programming interface (API) enable delivery of apps that engage users.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services are interoperable with the cloud-based SAP Mobile Secure portfolio to provide management and security options at the device, content and app level.
Additionally, one-click deployment from mobile services to the SAP Mobile Place tool offers quick, easy discovery, downloading and provisioning of apps on both managed and unmanaged devices, similar to commercial app stores.
Meanwhile, SAP will develop a Big Data solution tailored to the needs of the telecommunications industry. The solution intends to help simplify IT and unlock business innovation for communication service providers (CSPs).
According to an IDC study, the amount of data in the world is set to grow ten-fold in the next six years to 44 zettabytes or 44 trillion gigabytes.
SE also unveiled a showcase solution, in line with Barcelona City Council smart initiatives, envisioned to be Barcelona’s interactive mobile travel platform: Barcelona for You Tourist Network (BCN4U).
BCN4U is expected to run on top of SAP City Connect, a new solution designed to simplify the way people experience a city by seamlessly connecting people, places and things through an easy-to-use mobile app.
BCN4U Tourist Network aims to use the Internet of Things to improve the tourist experience by offering customized activity suggestions while reducing long wait times by guiding tourists to attractions with the shortest queues.
The BCN4U Tourist Network showcase demonstrates how this technology can help people get quick access to the nearest attractions, restaurants, museums and events in one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations.