SAP Cloud Platform

SAP Cloud Platform
Type of site
Cloud Computing: PaaS
Alexa rankDecrease 12,624 (Global, 12/2016)
Launched2012; 8 years ago (2012)[1]
Current statusActive

SAP Cloud Platform is a platform as a service developed by SAP SE for creating new applications or extending existing applications in a secure cloud computing environment managed by SAP. The SAP Cloud Platform integrates data and business processes.[2][3]


SAP Cloud Platform is an open platform-as-a-service,[4] which includes the in-memory SAP HANA database management system, connects to both on premises and cloud-based systems running SAP or other third-party software and relies on open standards,[5] like Java, JavaScript, Node.js and Cloud Foundry[6] for integration options.

SAP Cloud Platform is promoted to build and extend business applications with rapid innovation cycles.[7][8][9][10]

SAP and Apple Inc. partnered to develop mobile applications on iOS using cloud-based software development kits (SDKs) for the SAP Cloud Platform.[11][12]

SAP Cloud Platform is based on open source technology, developed & supported in partnership with SUSE[13]

The company is also in partnership with Cloud Foundry for a beta offering of SAP Cloud Platform that enables customers to test out and give feedback for the functionalities coming with Cloud Foundry.[14]


Initially unveiled as SAP NetWeaver Cloud belonging to the SAP HANA Cloud portfolio on October 16, 2012[15] the cloud platform was reintroduced with the new name SAP HANA Cloud Platform on May 13, 2013[16] as the foundation for SAP cloud products, including the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.[17] Adoption of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform has increased steadily[18] since the platform's launch in 2012, with SAP claiming over 4000 customers and 500 partners adopting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.[19][20]

On February 27, 2017 SAP HANA Cloud Platform was renamed SAP Cloud Platform at the Mobile World Congress.[21]


SAP Cloud Platform contains many services. For a better overview, they were assigned to several categories. The following list contains all the categories defined by SAP:[22]

  • Collaboration
    • SAP Jam
    • SAP Cloud Platform, gamification service
    • SAP Document Center
  • User Experience
    • SAP Cloud Platform Build
    • SAP Fiori Cloud
    • SAP Cloud Platform Portal
    • SAP Cloud Platform Forms by Adobe
    • SAP Cloud Platform Rapid Application Development by Mendix
  • Integration
    • SAP Cloud Platform Integration
    • SAP Cloud Platform Remote Data Sync
    • SAP Agile Data Preparation
    • SAP Cloud Platform OData Provisioning
    • SAP Cloud Platform API[23] Management
    • SAP Cloud Platform Workflow
    • SAP Cloud Platform Business Rules
    • SAP Cloud Platform Connector
    • SAP Cloud Platform Smart Data Integration
    • SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise Messaging (Beta)
  • Analytics
    • SAP Cloud Platform Predictive services
    • SAP Cloud Platform Streaming Analytics
    • SAP HANA for Advanced Analytics
    • SAP BusinessObjects Cloud[24]
    • SAP Leonardo
  • Internet of Things[25][26]
    • SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things
  • Security
    • Cloud App Security with SAP Cloud Platform
    • SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication
    • SAP Cloud Platform Identity Provisioning
  • Mobile
    • Mobile Service for development and operations
    • Mobile Service for app and device management
    • Mobile Service for app protection
    • Mobile Service for SAP Fiori
    • SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS
  • Business Services
    • SAP Business Services for YaaS
    • SAP Localization Hub, tax service
  • Runtimes & Containers
  • Data & Storage
    • SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services
    • SAP Cloud Platform SAP HANA service
    • SAP Cloud Platform ASE service
    • SAP Cloud Platform Document service
  • DevOps
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
    • SAP Cloud Platform Web IDE
    • SAP Monitoring Service
    • SAP Translation Hub


Some applications are available from the SAP HANA App Center, to extend and integrate applications, customize existing applications, and extend their mobile footprint with mobile-first apps. With SAP Cloud Platform organizations can better engage with customers and empower employees and developers can build applications which are running in the cloud, but still access data from the premises or other clouds.[27][28]

SAP Cloud Platform, developer edition offers users easy and free way to explore SAP Cloud Platform and its capabilities. In addition to 1GB shared SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform provides users to:[29]

  • Create column views using both HANA Studio and SQL commands via JDBC
  • Connect to the HANA instance on SAP Cloud Platform easily via Eclipse
  • Deploy the apps on Cloud Foundry based runtimes and backing services
  • Connect to up to 2 on-premises systems
  • Create unlimited HTML apps
  • Test drive the Java applications

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SAP Introduces SAP HANA Cloud, an In-Memory Cloud Platform". Database Trends and Applications. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  2. ^ Petersen, Scot. "SAP Counting on Customers to Go All-In on Cloud Migration With HANA". eweek. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Marson, Luke. "What can the SAP HANA Cloud Platform do for you?". Tech Target. Retrieved Nov 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "What is SAP HANA Cloud Platform ?". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "SAP reaffirms commitment to Open Source". March 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Noguera, Rui. "The road ahead with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Foundry – SAP TechEd Strategy Talk of the week". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  7. ^ Lahl, Dan; Geall, Marc. "Demystifying SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ Murugesan, San; Bojanova, Irena. Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118821961.
  9. ^ Leljedal, Kelsey. "Review: SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  10. ^ "SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP)". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  11. ^ Wilder, Chris. "Apple Takes A Deeper Step Into The Enterprise With SAP Partnership". Forbes Media LLC. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Kapko, Matt. "Apple's SAP deal means more iOS enterprise apps". IDG. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "SUSE Collaborates with SAP to Power SAP® Cloud Platform for Enterprise Customers". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  14. ^ Leljedal, Kelsey. "Review: SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  15. ^ "SAP Introduces SAP HANA Cloud, an In-Memory Cloud Platform". Database Trends and Applications. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  16. ^ "SAP Unifies Comprehensive Cloud Portfolio With SAP HANA Cloud Platform to Serve Companies of All Sizes". SAP. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  17. ^ Marson, Luke. "Extending on-premises software applications with SAP HCP". Tech Target. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "Customers Chose SAP HANA Cloud Platform".
  19. ^ Martens, China. "SAP's Björn Goerke Talks HCP, HANA Vora, Digital Transformation". ASUG. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  20. ^ Bort, Julie. "SAP just shared detailed customer figures for its most important product". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  21. ^ Magyar, Judith. "SAP's Cloud Platform Comes of Age with a New Name and New Capabilities". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Capabilities | SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  23. ^ Kepes, Ben. "SAP Decides API Management Is One Of The 'Next Big Things'". Forbes. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  24. ^ Howson, Cindi. "Highlights from SAP Sapphire and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud". Gartner. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  25. ^ Briodagh, Ken. "Insurers Benefit from Data Collection and Analytics from IoT". IoT Evolution. Retrieved Oct 13, 2016.
  26. ^ Gagliordi, Natalie. "SAP allots $2 billion for IoT investments, buys software firm Plat.One". ZDNet. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  27. ^ Lahl, Dan; Geall, Marc. "Demystifying SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  28. ^ "SAP HANA Cloud Platform - a versatile and user friendly solution for cloud enthusiasts". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  29. ^ "SAP HANA Cloud Platform, developer edition". Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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