SAP Gives Customers Remote Access to Data-Driven Applications to Extend the Power of Real-Time Data

 SAP Gives Customers Remote Access to Data-Driven Applications to Extend the
                           Power of Real-Time Data

New Capabilities in SAP® Sybase® SQL Anywhere® 16 Suite Extend SAP HANA®
Platform Data to and from Satellite Server and Mobile Environments

PR Newswire

WALLDORF, Germany, April 16, 2013

WALLDORF, Germany, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG(NYSE: SAP) today
announced the availability of the SAP® Sybase® SQL Anywhere® 16 suite, the
latest release of data management and synchronization technology. As a key
element of and satellite server within the SAP® Real-Time Data Platform, the
suite helps extend business transactions to remote office locations. It
enables the rapid development and deployment of database-powered applications
in embedded, software-as-a-service (SaaS), remote and mobile environments.
Powerful, autonomic data management and data synchronization with
enterprise-wide applications allows data collection and aggregation from the
"Internet of Things " into the SAP Real-Time Data Platform.

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"SAP continues to advance its real-time database capabilities by integrating
key Sybase database technologies such as SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere into its
comprehensive enterprise information platform," said Carl Olofson, research
vice president for application development and deployment, IDC. "The new
version of SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere includes key improvements such asexpanded
query optimization for faster response times, which makes access of enterprise
data on a mobile platform more practical,and security enhancements for
protection of critical business data,which helps put business managers at
ease regarding the distribution of sensitive data to mobile devices. These
technologieswork in combination with solutions such as SAP HANA decreasing
administrative complexity, allowing SAP to enable practical, easy to use
enterprise data delivery to users anywhere, any time."

The SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere suite and data management solutions from SAP are
built to make server, desktop, embedded and mobile applications as reliable,
secure and available as the applications that run the data centers of
traditional enterprises. The suite provides organizations with easily
available remote access to data-driven applications at the edge of the
enterprise and the ability to synchronize changes and updates to maintain
consistency with enterprise data. SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere is widely used by
solution providers and enterprises as a low-administration, highly reliable
embedded database of choice for solutions running in embedded, mobile and
satellite environments. Paired with the SAP HANA® platform, SAP Sybase SQL
Anywhere now offers application flexibility to the point of communication and
richer customer interactions whenever and wherever they need to occur.

CleanPoint has developed an elegant monitoring and control system that enables
homeowners to manage their electricity and appliance usage in conjunction with
new Smart grid systems. The CleanPoint solution is a user friendly application
appliance powered by SQL Anywhere using data collected from the homeowner's
own electricity usage.

"In building our solution, CleanPoint realized that that a big data high
velocity solution is the only way to analyze and process the staggering
amounts of data that the Smart grid produces with speed, security and
integrity," said Bruce Johansson, joint managing director, CleanPoint "Our
extensive evaluation showed that SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16 has an unmatched
ability to integrate with what we assessed is the leading "Big Data solution
for utilities, SAP HANA to deliver the results our clients require to monitor
and adjust their electricity usage in real-time. SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16
and SAP HANA handleinevitable network failures with ease. The SAP systems
reconnect and synchronize seamlessly, there is no loss of data,integrity is
maintained without compromise,improving the efficiency of the power grid -
delivering consumers a big win by improving the value of their power bill."

"SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16 provides the latest and very critical enterprise
distributed database capabilities in delivering on our vision for a
comprehensive real-time data platform," said Irfan Khan, chief technology
officer and senior vice president, Database & Technology, SAP AG. "Through
integration with SAP HANA, SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16 allows users and
applications in distributed environments to have real-time interactions with
virtually any source, and then further explore and analyze that data through
SAP HANA. As a result of joint innovation and expertise across our worldwide
engineering team, SAP HANA and SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere offer rich applications
and consumer interactions from the data center to mobile and satellite server
locations."

Innovations and enhancements in SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16 include:

  o24x7 operations: Database mirroring robustness and elasticity
    improvements, on-the-fly server processor allocation and more non-blocking
    operations to improve concurrent application availability
  oSecurity: A new role-based security model for enhanced control and
    granularity of privileged user operations, support for lightweight
    directory access protocol (LDAP) user authentication and additional
    features for password change control
  oPerformance: Expanded options for query optimization to better exploit
    multi-CPU servers and intra-query parallelism
  oDeveloper productivity: Support for open data protocol (OData), enhanced
    event tracing for production system troubleshooting and expanded SQL
    language support including ROW and ARRAY data types
  oData synchronization: Support for bi-directional sync of SAP HANA to
    thousands of mobile users, new synchronization testing tools and intuitive
    sync setup and deployment wizards

The developer edition of SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere can be downloaded for
evaluation here. To learn more, visit the SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere Developer
Center on SAP Community Network.

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