SAP HANA – The Journey from Platform to PaaS
In retrospect, SAP’s development of HANA demonstrated a level of foresight that helped position the company to lead and drive broader trends around in-memory computing, analytics, big data and other complementary technologies and services. None of this happened by accident but, instead, resulted from SAP’s substantial commitments of human and financial capital.
At one level, these new solutions simply represent the company’s latest efforts around what has become its most important tactical and strategic asset, but it would be a mistake to think that is all they are. Transformational technologies may be common currency in the IT industry and marketplace but what’s seldom considered is how the most successful of these transform not just customers, but the vendors that serve them.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.