Today, SAP NetWeaver 7.4 was released to SAP customers for general availability.

Here is the list of the most important facts you should be aware of:

  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 is the compatible follow-up release to previous SAP NetWeaver versions.
  • Previous code for the NetWeaver platform written in ABAP or Java runs without change.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 is deployed on premise
  • SAP UI5 and Gateway capabilities have been integrated into SAP NetWeaver 7.4
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 AS ABAP provides optimized access to SAP HANA and serves as a foundation to SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA.
  • ABAP development and SAP HANA modeling and content development tools can be used based on Eclipse tooling platform
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 AS Java is functionally equivalent to SAP NetWeaver 7.31 AS Java (Java codebases are identical)
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 supports advanced Business Continuity scenarios
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 offers new opportunities for customers and partners to build own new solutions or optimize existing ones in ABAP for SAP HANA.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 offers guidelines, best practices and integration scenarios which have been developed in customer engagement initiatives.

There is a lot more to know for you about SAP NetWeaver 7.4

Therefore we published a SAP NetWeaver landing page which provides a detailed overview and positioning,

points to all relevant spaces and resources on SCN, and gives you an introduction to cross scenarios that bridge between

important technologies such as SAP NetWeaver, SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud.

Please chech out the landing page that ties it all together: SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP8 – Optimized for SAP HANA, Cloud and Mobile – Service Release 2 available now!

We look forward to your feedback and are happy to answer your upcoming questions.

Best regards,

Monika Kaiser and Karl Kessler

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    1. Karl Kessler Post author

      SAP HANA trial versions are available. Please visit http://www.saphana.com for more details. We also currently analyze how to leverage the Cloud Appliance Library to provision selected SAP NetWeaver 7.4 usage types. Pls stay tuned.

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        1. Karl Kessler Post author

          Hi Matt,

          I would not deduce that our cloud offerings will replace classical deployment channels.

          We just need to make sure to combine the best of both worlds and avoid unnecessary long setup times. I expect some action to happen in this area while we are moving more closely towards TechEd this year.

          Regards

          Karl

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    2. D. Floor

      I found this snippet “ or a classical SCN trial, you can download from the SAP Community Network (planned for Q4 2013)“.

      So hopefully it’ll take not too long !

      I would love to play around with it, even though I just finished my vmware-version of 7.03 SP4.

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  1. Stephan Heinberg

    I always have the same question, whenever I read about a new NetWeaver release:

    When will SAP Business Suite especially ERP adopt the NW release, especially AS ABAP?

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    1. Karl Kessler Post author

      Hi Stephan,

      very valid question. SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA is already available running on AS ABAP 7.4. SAP NetWeaver 7.4 will be consumed by the next enhancement package of the SAP Business Suite covering other database platforms as well. We optimized NetWeaver 7.4 for SAP HANA to best support Suite on HANA and we kept 7.4 compatible to best support the next enhancement package of the Business Suite (in particular for SAP ERP but also for all other Suite products).

      Best regards,

      Karl

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  2. Bob BI

    Hi Karl,

    we are currently planning to upgrade from BI.701 to BW 7.3 . Since BW7.4 is avaialble in the markit. Should we upgrade to BW7.4. What are the major changes from BW7.3 to 7.4.

    We are also implementing Bi4.0. Please advice.

    Thanks,

    Bob BI

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      1. Janardhan reddy J

        Hi Karl,

        I need small help regarding net weaver portal 7.4. I need JVM settings for j2ee engine in Net weaver 7.4 Java system.Help guide me and send me any scn or SAP note regarding this.

        Thanks in Advance.

        Thanks

        J Jana

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        1. Karl Kessler Post author

          Hi J Jana,

          the JVM settings are contained in the central NetWeaver templates. They adapt to the environment (cpus, memory) automatically.

          Rgds

          Karl

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          1. Janardhan reddy J

            Thanks karl.

            As you mentioned we don’t need JVM settings for Net Weaver 7.4.If suppose we get any performance issue what we will do for net weaver portal.Please help me.

            Thanks

            J Jana

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