As you might have heard today during SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando or already experienced in our updated SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit, we just announced the general availability of our Cloud Foundry-based environment on SAP Cloud Platform . This includes an SAP HANA as a Service offering which enables the XS Advanced Programming Model now also on SAP Cloud Platform.
If you don’t know the XS Advanced Programming Model, it’s a SAP HANA native programming model replacing the XS Classic Programming Model. The XS Advanced Programming Model was introduced on-premise with SAP HANA 1 SPS 11 in 2015, with the major new application server architecture: SAP HANA extended application services, advanced model (XS Advanced) . This new architecture is based upon Cloud Foundry and brings many of the benefits of Cloud Foundry to SAP HANA on-premise.
Picture 1: On-premise (left) and in the cloud (right)
Having the XS Advanced Programming Model available on SAP Cloud Platform makes it now possible to deploy, run and scale applications developed with this programming model also in the cloud. A showcase for an application taking this new path from SAP HANA on-premise to SAP Cloud Platform is SAP Big Data Margin Assurance, a solution to analyse customer margins in the Telco industry.
SAP Big Data Margin Assurance is developed after the XS Advanced Programming Model and generally available on-premise in SAP HANA, and the XS Advanced Runtime there, for a year already. As a pilot, the application has now been also deployed in the cloud in SAP Cloud Platform, and the Cloud Foundry environment there. It is planned that a beta version of SAP Big Data Margin Assurance on SAP Cloud Platform will become available in Q3 2017 and to make the product generally available in SAP Cloud Platform in Q4 2017.*
All the best,
* This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time without notice.