It is a beautiful week here in San Francisco. The sunshine, the cool sea breeze from the pacific ocean, and the amazing hilly landscape makes San Francisco one of the finest locations in the country. While many are enjoying the late summer vacation here in the west coast, we are busy here in Moscone Center the 2013 Intel Developer Forum (IDF13) showcasing SAP’s latest and greatest technologies – Hana, Big data, Mobility, and NetWeaver Gateway.
Intel, as we know the strong leader in computer chips, many may not aware that they are also big in software and deep in developer community. According to my conversation with Intel people in the convention center, Intel provides a variety set of softwares and services from Interface to vPro chip set to IDE tools for creating mobile and cloud applications. There are about roughly 8 million visit to their Intel developer community web page every year. This represents a great partnership opportunity for SAP as we are getting into non-SAP developer community.
Take HTML5 as an example, Intel is investing heavily in the technology including evangelization, IDE tools, and developer community. However, for a Intel HTML5 developer to program against SAP, it is a pricey effort without the proper tools. SAP NetWeaver Gateway is the answer for this problem. Not only NetWeaver Gateway takes SAP backend data and makes them consumable as Restful Odata Services, but it also provides plug-in tools in Eclipse to help developer easily call the Odata web services and create HTML5 applications. As my colleague Mustafa Saglam and I demonstrated here in Moscone Center (IDF13), it took about 5 minutes to create a simple HTML5 flight booking page retrieving data from SAP ERP using the embedded HTML5 plug-in in Eclipse. See the video here in YouTube.
The same is true for other native mobile applications such as Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Office and Windows 8 applications. To find out more detail, please go to NetWeaver Gateway page in SAP Developer Center, where you could get more information and request a free test drive of NetWeaver Gateway.
Another opportunity I see with Intel is Internet of Things. Nobody has doubt that Intel has an unique position on Internet of Things (IoT). Think about how many Intel chips there in the market – laptops, tablets, smartphones, or even chips in automobiles and appliances etc. If the devices could be connected with SAP NetWeaver Gateway to the SAP application modules, for example Utility, Health Care, and Public Services etc, consumers would be able to enjoy data that you never image before and open up many opportunities for innovation and business growth. Below is a picture that I captured in IDF on the rich landscape that IoT brings about.
Thank you for your attention, please share any thoughts you have on Intel, SAP, HTML5, and NetWeaver Gateway etc.