The demand for real-time innovative applications that accelerate businesses without disruption is always increasing. Developers are now being asked to produce business applications that can deal with huge amounts of data, respond to changes even before they happen, and cater to the needs of the mobile user.

If you develop applications in the ABAP programming language, then you’ll be happy to learn that the SAP NetWeaver Application Server (SAP NetWeaver AS) for ABAP is now powered by the SAP HANA platform. This technology platform supports a variety of scenarios that can optimize the development and performance of ABAP applications – plus, you’ll be able to leverage your existing skills and assets for increased productivity.

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With the power of SAP HANA, you’ll be able to build applications that leverage Big Data, the cloud, and current Web technologies more efficiently. And you can take advantage of an excellent, standards-based development and runtime environment and build real-time on-premise and on-demand business applications with highly responsive user interfaces.


Use the power of SAP HANA for your ABAP applications

Using the in-memory computing power of SAP HANA in ABAP development allows you to evolve your business toward real-time processing and analysis of large data sets, enabling the completion of calculations in seconds rather than hours. Your business users can make faster, smarter decisions and more quickly respond to changing market conditions.

SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP powered by the SAP HANA platform provides developers with the ability to innovate, new applications, accelerate key business processes, and enhance existing applications. 

  • Using the “code pushdown” paradigm, you can optimize the performance of your applications by pushing costly calculations from the application server down to the SAP HANA database

  • You can also use can use SAP HANA artifacts natively in the ABAP development and runtime environment. Then, you can transport these artifacts, together with ABAP code, using the proven SAP NetWeaver Information Lifecycle Management component.
  • You can also bring the power of SAP HANA to user interfaces by leveraging its fast search functionality. This dramatically improves the user experience for value help and other application-specific search interfaces
  • For an easier and quicker start, you can take advantage of a well-documented sample application that demonstrates a best-practice approach to developing an ABAP application on SAP HANA.
  • SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP makes use of the Eclipse platform, enabling you to work much more efficiently and comfortably. The comprehensive toolset in Eclipse offers superior support for ABAP development powered by SAP HANA, along with modern tools for source code editing, search and navigation, quality assurance, and troubleshooting.

Plus, SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP is a secure business application platform that supports transactional as well as analytical scenarios. It integrates the latest security standards and measures, so you can run your business applications in an environment with high security concerns.

This platform also supports connectivity between on-demand and on-premise solutions with cloud computing services like software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS). And the Social Media ABAP Integration Library (SAIL) enables SAP applications to go social and integrate state-of-the-art collaboration features from the SAP Jam social software platform to support business processes.

With SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP powered by SAP HANA, you can rely on the development and runtime environment, lifecycle management, and security of a mature and proven application server.

To learn more about how this solution can help your development process, read the solution brief entitled, “Develop Real-Time Applications Using SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP on SAP HANA,” or visit the SAP Custom Development Services page.

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