SAP announced several innovations on the SAP HANA platform, including new access to a development sandbox for SAP HANA in the cloud via Amazon Web Services (AWS). The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE NOW, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 14-16, 2012
Developer instances of SAP HANA are now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. For the first time, developers can get access to the ground-breaking in-memory technology from SAP through a highly-scalable and low-cost infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Developers who sign up are able to run their own pre-configured HANA instance to create their data analysis application. Along with a host of third-party development tools already available on AWS, this compelling and attractive solution is a major step for SAP to build-out the global ecosystem of SAP HANA developers. Developers can sign-up through the “SAP HANA Developer Center” page of SAP Community Network.
“SAP HANA on AWS for developers is an important milestone in our relationship with SAP,” said Terry Wise, director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services. “With this offering, we are providing customers the ability to begin developing enterprise business applications leveraging the power of SAP HANA in a matter of minutes. The large scale in-memory capabilities on our scalable, flexible, pay-as-you-go platform will reduce the barrier of entry for many developers.”