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Innovation Weekend:  Day One – 10-10-10

One hundred registered participants (two of whom are women) have joined or will be joining us for Innovation Weekend today, Sunday, in Berlin. (something to do with the auspecious date as a 10 factor?)

While I tried to grab some video snippets to give a feel  for the education sessions and some of the biz cases that were presented, it will take me some time to get them published so rather than do this chronologically, I’ll share with you a bit of what I learned from Lior Schejter, SAP Development Architect, who joined us from SAP Labs in Israel.

Lior gave a brief overview of River, a cloud-based platform as a service offering, which has never been publically shared and is not yet released.

Lior shared a bit about River in a formal presentation and informally did a demo for any of the participants who approached him with interest in a real look.  In addition Lior provided access to any of the interested participants of Innovation Weekend to test drive and will continue to do so tomorrow onsite for those lucky enough to be here.

I asked Lior for some of the bullet points of his brief 8 minute “tech-fire” which he generously supplied.

They include:

·         Intuitive browser-based application modeling environment

·         Flexible user permissions model and robust authentication schemes

·         Easy account, application and user management

·         Highly extensible  via Custom Widget interface, Code Box scripting, and REST APIs

·         Available as a multi-tenant cloud service

·         Connectivity to SAP On-Premise Systems

Main Concepts
Members:
Uniquely identified per landscape – assigned to account
May be granted access to one or more Applications, Collections
Assigned to “Groups” to facilitate user administration

Accounts:
Contains one or more Applications
May provide supports for multiple types (e.g., trial)
Logically isolated dataset per tenant

Applications:
Contains one or more Collections
Unit of Deployment
May be “Linked” to other SAP On-Demand or 3rd party apps

Collections:
Contains of one or more widgets, views and/or actions
May or may not be exposed to users
Controls visibility and access to data

Platform:
Provides Account, User, App and Integration management
Manages user authentication, authorization and access control
Supports multi-tenancy leveraging shared infrastructure

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