Aggregation Patterns in OnDemand Edge Platforms: River vs. StreamWork
At the recent SAP Influencer Summit, SAP announced its new OnDemand strategy in which a distinction was made between Video Blog: Talking Business ByDesign and On-Demand Strategy with SAP’s Rainer Zinow. The two platforms that are currently placed in the Edge category are River and StreamWork. Edge applications “are different in their nature – they are not necessarily transactional, and often they have a collaborative or social component” [SOURCE].
What interested me was the question: How do the two platforms differ from one another? What use cases do each cover?
In this blog, I’ll focus on one aspect of this comparison – the platforms as aggregators. I’ll explain what I mean in the video.
Note: I started with a single PowerPoint slide depicting my idea but found that it was too complicated as a static image. I’ve created a YouTube video of me presenting the slide. I’m hoping that the animation is easy to follow.
Of interest is that the aggregation-related intentions of the two platforms don’t conflict with another but complement one another.