“We will not offer Kubernetes as a service,” said SAP's Dan Lahl, adding that, “We will work with the hyperscalers to run their Kubernetes deployments.”
Embrace is a platform that places a framework around an enterprise’s move to SAP’s S/4HANA in the cloud.
“We are dancing again. You have seen our young management in development. I hope in the next six years in moving to the cloud that only a few customers will be using the ECC system on prem," said SAP's Hasso Plattner.
SAP said it has now rolled out 10 new products that combine its operational data (O-data) with experience data (X-data) gleaned from Qualtrics.
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The Oracle maneuver echoes a similar push by Amazon to ditch its reliance on Oracle platforms.
The moves further tightens integration across SAP's platforms, but analysts warn it could deter new customers outside of that ecosystem.
The jointly-developed software integrates SAP’s Data Hub and Cisco’s Container Platform.
The initiative supports the movement of transactional, operational, customer, or IoT data between the data lake and a customer’s operations.
Historically, SAP’s in-house team looked after its IT real estate, supported by a variety of different technology companies, including Verizon. But now, it’s sending more work Verizon’s way.
The firm says Kubernetes is still a "three-star wizard to figure out," but abstraction could help ease deployment pains.
DT created its application based on the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, SAP’s blockchain as a service offering.
SpaceTime’s CEO Rob Schilling, a former general manager at SAP, will join Nokia’s IoT unit.
Microsoft is also transforming some of its internal systems with SAP.