Difference between SUP 2.1x versions and SMP 3.0
I would like to give an idea about the major changes between the previous Sybase unwired platform versions and the latest SAP Mobileplatform. The differences listed in the below table are at a high level and technical details about each component are not discussed. I have not considered the SMP 2.3 version in the below table. Let me know if there are any suggestions and I shall update the blog as I learn more about the new SMP 3.0 product. SMP 3.0 would be released after 14th Nov 2013, so we shall know more details.
|Feature||SUP 2.1x||SMP 3.0|
|Land Scape||SUP cluster available for High availability||Cluster is now available in SMP 3.0 sp03( latest patch) Note 1903674|
|Platform||SUP standalone product||Merged Syclo Agentry , SAP Lean Java Server, Sybase Mobilizer into one single Product|
|EIS ( Enterprise Information System)||Supports heterogeneous EIS||Supports heterogeneous EIS but with OData protocol only. Note: Gateway management cockpit is availble to convert Non-SAP back end to Odata. The Gateway cockpit can be accessd through https://<ServerName>:<Port>/gateway/cockpit|
|Cache Policy||Data Tier Existed called CDB ( Consolidated database) for cache purposes||The concept of CDB no more exists; the data tier has the details regarding
configuration settings only. Oracle, DB2, ASE are supported for production version. For development, default derby database can be used.
|Relay Server||Relay Server existed for proxy||3rd Party Reverse Proxy can be used. Relay servers are now supported in SMP 3.0 sp03, Note 1903612|
|Mobile Business Object||Mobile Business Objects holds the business logic||MBO are supported in SMP 3.0 sp03, through MBO runtime|
|Operating System||Only Windows||Windows,Linux and Mac|
|Framework||Java||Java with OSGI as container.|
|Adminstration Console||SCC ( Sybase Control Center)||
SMP Management Cockpit.
|Hybrid Applications||Could be developed through Hybrid web container||Introduced Cordova with Kapsel plugins. ( For iOS and Android) Support for other mobile platforms is planned in future versions.|
|Miscellaneous||No Syclo applications could be developed||More than 1 syclo applications are now supported in SMP 3.0, sp03.|