It seems the 7th billion baby born in the world is from India (I wonder if they ran HANA to do the analysis on that data or if it was just that they found India a better choice to bet on than China). India’s population is over 1.2 Billion making a fair probability that you will run into one of us in your lifetime. Now when you eventually run into us, you will find that we are a friendly lot. Some of us might seem grumpy, but let me reveal a simple trick on how you can make friends with ‘any’ Indian. All you need to say is, “Namaste! I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar“.
Many claim that Don Bradman is the greatest batsman of all time. But if cricket was a religion, then Sachin definitely is the God. I am no cricket fanatic, but if Sachin is playing it is hard for me to resist watching the game.
Today, the whole of India and many cricket fans across the world are eagerly anticipating one thing, the 100th International Century by Sachin. Hundred Hundreds, imagine that!
Now you folks might be wondering why am I talking about cricket and the ‘God’. Before you stop reading and mark this as spam, let me tell you that I have found some common ground.
In June, 2011, SAP PI got a session in Yes…. They are listening! SAP PI Idea Session is now live!. Since then there has been a lot of enthusiasm generated around this and we have had many contributing to this session.
It is appreciable when the product vendor is keen to absorb ideas from its users and embedding them into the product thus constantly improving it. I do hope SAP keeps up that focus and frequently review the contributions by many in forums like Idea place.
SAP Process Integration Idea Place Highlights for me;
1. SFTP adapter is being delivered by SAP in the 7.31 release
2. REST Adapter idea is now under review by SAP
3. There we a suggestions around increasing the B2B functionality of PI. I hear that SAP is planning the release of many Announcement: B2B adapters for SAP NetWeaver PI next year.
My personal top 3 favorites;
1. Better Alerting capabilities in PI
2. Enhancements to the File adapter
3. Localized DB access for PI
As of today the statistics of the Process Integration session is as follows;
So the question that I have is, “Who do you think will reach that ‘100’ Milestone first?“
PS: Looking forward to see many more ideas being published and many more votes coming in!