SAP and Google have declared a strategic partnership? What does it mean?
This monday night, early hours of Tuesday (07th of March 2017 00:12 am) my former boss and current CIO of TOFAŞ Özgür Çetinoğlu send me this picture and said I am at Google at San Fransisco, distruptive things will happen stay tuned.
Then he has informed me that Google and SAP declared a strategic partnership. At the beginning we all aproach this announcement focusing HANA availibily on Google Cloud Platform. This sounded good because SAP HANA and products run on HANA will be availible on Google managed Infrastructure and beyond.
However getting more information about this partnership, things started to change dramatically. SAP Cloud Platform services will be also available soon on GCP.
This might be not seen interesting at first, however this is something huge and distruptive. SAP’s experience on Enterprise Management will be sharpened by Google’s innovative Cloud based, Bigdata and Machine learning know-how. SAP HANA Vora features will be refined and will cover more.
5 years ago Bill Mcdermott was declared that SAP will be a Cloud Company, now this is becomming real.
Thousands of non-SAP developers and ISVs will start to consume SAP services and offer cloud based SAP product offerings.
SAP Eco-System will dramatically change, this is a real Big Bang on possitive.
Many thanks to Özgür Çetinoğlu for real time photos and information. I am looking forward to meet him to get more insight information.