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We are looking for feedback from the developer community as we continue to enhance the developer capabilities of SAP HANA! Please take a moment to answer the following survey (2 questions only).  After reviewing your feedback, SAP may decide to build certain functional service(s) open source package(s) on HANA,. Should SAP build any service, SAP will then publish the applicable functional services with open interface design(s) and make them available for use.

Take survey: http://bit.ly/HANAPFS  (Ends Aug. 30, 2013)

What do we mean by functional service?

As you may know, SAP HANA is SAP’s in-memory computing platform for real-time applications. It allows you to instantly access huge amounts of structured and unstructured data from different sources and get immediate answers to complex queries.

As shown in the diagram below, SAP HANA offers platform, database and data processing capabilities and provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial, and business analytic.

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Functional services are additional pre-built features that we want to provide to help you jump start your applications on SAP HANA. We want to offer you functional services with open interfaces that can be easily deployed to your SAP HANA instance and speed up your development process. A good example of a functional service is ‘text search.’  With this service you would be able to quickly build an app that allows users to search for content within different kinds of unstructured data (e.g. binary, pdf, docx, etc.).

Our objective with the survey is to gather your input and ideas about functional services that can make your development process easier and help your apps provide advanced capabilities. All ideas are welcome! Aside from taking the survey, please also feel free to share your ideas or questions in the comments area below – we may reach out to you after the survey ends to help us design the services and interfaces!

So, what are you waiting for? Tell us what kind of functional services you need or would like SAP HANA to provide! 

Take survey: http://bit.ly/HANAPFS  (Ends Aug, 30, 2013)

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