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Reference guide to Sybase SUP acronyms and definitions

After completing Sybase SUP training last week, I realised there’s a  whole new world of acronyms and definitions out there…

Here’s a reference guide which I’m sure this is going to grow over the coming weeks and months…I realise that not all of these are strictly SUP but they do relate to developing mobile apps via SUP in some way.

 

  • APNS (Apple Push Notification Service): iOS offering  enabling messages/notifications/updates to be pushed to iOS devices
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  • CDB (Cache Database): Data storage within the SUP system –  data is stored with reference to MBOs
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  • CRUD (Create Update Delete): Refers to database operations  a user may wish to perform
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  • DAD (Device Application Designer): SUP tool enabling the  developer to create mobile applications (currently supports Windows Mobile and  BlackBerry)
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  • DCN (Data Change Notification): Push updates to the CDB  from the EIS (the alternative is scheduled – pull – updates)
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  • DOE (Data Orchestration Engine): SAP solution for data  consolidation, realignment and staging for mobile technology
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  • EIS (Enterprise Information Server): The source system. In  our world this is SAP but it could refer to any database or ERP system
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  • FFA (Field Force Automation): The use of technology to  enable workers outside of the traditional office environment to send and access  data in real-time
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  • iMO (iAnywhere Mobile Office): Sybase product enabling  wireless email and business process mobilisation
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  • IIOP (Internet Inter Orb Protocol): Protocol for  communication over the internet
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  • JSON (JavaScript Object Notation): Simple format for data  exchange over the internet (used as an alternative to XML)
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  • LBO (Local Business Object): An MBO stored on a mobile  device. Used for lightweight storage e.g. user details
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  • LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol): Software  protocol enabling anyone to locate resources in a network via the internet or  intranet
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  • MBO (Mobile Business Object): An object in SUP relating to  a real-world object e.g. purchase order. MBOs have attributes and operations  (like a class) and data is stored in SUP with reference to these objects
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  • MBS (Message Based System): Data updates are sent from the  CDB to the mobile device using message functionality e.g. when customer details  change
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  • MDS (Mobile Device Service): BlackBerry solution for  uploading, maintaining and managing applications on BlackBerry devices
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  • MDM (Mobile Device Management): Functionality that allows  you to roll out, update and wipe applications and data from devices
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  • MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform): Middleware  between the mobile device and SAP
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  • MLI (Multi-Level-Insert): Synchronisation of multiple MBOs  in a single operation
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  • mMOM (mobile Message Oriented Middleware): Infrastructure  to send and receive messages between systems, focused on mobile  applications
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  • MMS (Mobile Middleware Services): Use of middleware to  communicate between mobile devices and SAP
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  • RBS (Replication Based System): Data is replicated from the  CDB to the mobile device on a scheduled or triggered basis
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  • SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol): Handles the  issuing and revocation of digital certificates
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  • SIS (Server Initiated Synchronisation): Push  synchronisation between the CDB and the mobile device
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  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture): System architecture  designed to package functionality as a suite of services that may be accessed by  other systems
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  • SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform): Sybase’s mobile enterprise  architecture i.e. the middleware between the mobile device and SAP
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  • ULJ (UltraLiteJ): Java-based subset of UltraLite allowing  data storage on BlackBerry phones

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      Author's profile photo Ivan Femia
      Ivan Femia
      I think that SUP now stands for
      SAP Unwired Platform

      Refer to http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/b0a342ee-01dd-2d10-c1a6-99803cde7516

      Cheers,
      Ivan

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      Former Member
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      Ivan - I totally agree, I'd heard that too - but last week it was referred to as 'Sybase Unwired' throughout so I asssumed it had changed back again! :S

      Having said that the training was delivered by Sybase so perhaps asking an SAP person would generate a different response?

      It will be interesting to see which definition will be the 'norm' by end of this year...

      Author's profile photo Ivan Femia
      Ivan Femia
      Danielle,

      funny, maybe Sybase people are attached to their past 🙂

      Ivan

      Author's profile photo Stan Stadelman
      Stan Stadelman
      The product is called 'Sybase Unwired Platform'.  That's the nomenclature on the install, documentation, license, SAP Marketplace, etc.

      Great summary of the acronyms!

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      Former Member
      SUP stands for Sybase Unwired Platform.
      Author's profile photo Witalij Rudnicki
      Witalij Rudnicki
      I think it was presented at Influencer Summit last year that it stands for SAP Unwired Platform now (or may be in the nearest future?)
      Author's profile photo Alessandro Iannacci
      Alessandro Iannacci
      Congratulations, good job!
      I would point out only a small correction:
      The service (MDS stands for Mobile Data Service or Mobile Data System) is represented mainly by navigation "standard " through the BlackBerry Web browser built-in phones: phone's Internet access passes through the BES server internet connection. This allows the creation of navigation policy, access to the corporate intranet sites while not having a VPN connection, and allows the development of network applications specifically designed for BlackBerry.