A year since its launch, SAP has released a new version of SAP Data Hub, its all-in-one data orchestration solution which brings together big data from a variety of sources, including the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, systems running artificial intelligence and machine learning, data warehouses, data lakes, data marts and enterprise applications.
The new version extends its use of serverless compute technologies through container deployment options, provides extended management options for resource and application management, and increases options for on-premise deployment, in addition to private and public cloud deployment.
According to SAP, a workflow-based redesign will simplify onboarding of new data sources, as well as the development and management of complex data pipelines across the enterprise.
One customer which has already embraced SAP Data Hub to ingest and integrate IoT data with equipment and customer data from SAP S/4HANA and the SAP HANA platform, resulting in improved product support and design, and higher customer satisfaction.
“Our old architecture was not suited for large, targeted data volumes, and the processing of IoT data required a lot of effort,” Kaeser Compressors SE CIO Falko Lameter said. “SAP Data Hub solves this with the scalability and flexibility of a serverless architecture and powerful data pipeline modeling for high visibility and control without the large expense of moving data. By integrating IoT data with our customer data, we operate like an intelligent enterprise that provides real value to customers.”
Also announced at SAP TechEd this week was a hybrid cloud solution jointly developed by Cisco and SAP, the Cisco Container Platform for SAP Data Hub.
To be generally available from Cisco from November 2018 and from the SAP App Center in the first quarter of 2019, the solution will provide a choice of two different consumption models – a software-only version for customers to install on their own on-premise infrastructure, or a software and hardware bundle. According to the vendors, the new offering will enable customers to run production-grade SAP Data Hub environments on premise and in public clouds, in a secure and consistent manner without having to worry about container complexity.