SAP is holding the U.S. leg of its TechEd 2012 customer and developer conference and exhibition in Las Vegas this week. The firm used its opening keynote address sessions to detail a set of extended developer services inside HANA, the company's in-memory computing platform.
As a high-performance analytical appliance with a supporting software and a hardware consideration to match, HANA has k been augmented with the introduction of the SAP HANA One platform, a deployment of SAP HANA certified for production use on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
Additionally, and of specific interest to readers of Dr. Dobb's, the company has also embedded application server capabilities in SAP HANA for developers and launched the SAP HANA Academy to enable self-learning at scale.
The extended application services in HANA aim to reduce application layers by selectively consolidating application server and real-time data server technologies. This, says the firm, is intended to streamline data processing and application development efforts for the creation of real-time applications.
The extended application services in SAP HANA developments are to be exposed as services via newly enabled data access services, such as ODATA, ATOM, JSON, XML, or XMLA. These exposed services could subsequently be consumed by any business-critical or consumer-facing applications.