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Hitachi to buy SAP, cloud specialist oXya

Hitachi is looking to acquisitions to bolster its capabilities in cloud, big data and the Internet of Things

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) the storage-focused subsidiary of Hitachi announced plans to acquire SAP and cloud service specialist oXya. The move comes barely a week after the firm signalled its intent to gobble up big data Pentaho.

SAP cloud revenue up 56 per cent, passing €1bn

SAP reported strong cloud growth for fiscal 2014

German software giant SAP released its initial fourth quarter 2014 results this week, with cloud subscriptions and support revenue up 68 per cent over the same quarter the previous year. The results, in line with investor expectations, suggest the company – once criticised for being too slow to make the shift to cloud – is having some success in its endeavour to transform its business model.

CenturyLink continues shopping spree with Cognilytics

CenturyLink snapped up Cognilytics for an undisclosed sum

CenturyLink is continuing its acquisition spree this week with the purchase of Cognilytics, a big data service provider for large and mid-market enterprises. The announcement comes just days after the firm bought disaster recovery solutions provider DataGardens.

Erwin Hymer Group moves ERP to SAP HANA in the cloud


Caravan and motorhome maker Erwin Hymer Group is moving its SAP ERP platform to the company’s cloud-based in-memory compute platform , HANA. The company’s chief information officer Salim Siddiqi said the move will enable Erwin Hymer Group to be more responsive to changes in its supply chain operations across its global brands.

SAP makes HANA available on SoftLayer

SAP and IBM are making HANA available on SoftLayer

SAP and IBM are making the HANA in-memory platform available on SoftLayer infrastructure globally, the companies announced.

Birst and SAP partner on HANA, cloud-based analytics

Birst and SAP are partnering to make Birst's analytics engine available on SAP's cloud-based HANA platform

SAP and business intelligence software provider Birst announced a collaboration this week that will see the two companies offer Birst’s BI architecture on SAP’s HANA in-memory cloud computing platform.

Hess takes its SAP HANA platform to the cloud

Hess is looking to take more of its SAP estate into the cloud

Energy provider Hess Corporation said this week that the company has migrated its SAP HANA test, development and QA environments to Virtustream’s cloud platform.

SAP to open Canadian cloud datacentre

SAP is anticipating huge need for 'in-Canada' service, sees customers switching from Oracle to HANA

German software giant SAP announced plans to open its first Canadian datacentre, which is being built in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest cities. SAP Canada’s managing director Bob Elliot said the move will help the company accommodate Canadian customers looking for in-country SAP cloud solutions.

How Bayer uses big data, in-memory computing for divisional reporting

Bayer is tapping into big data, but due to a combination of security and latency concerns plans to keep its platform on premise

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has invested years implementing a big data platform which offers users rich visualisation capabilities for financial data and other KPIs. Daniela Hartig, head of BI at Bayer Pharmaceuticals said the project is just a stepping stone for the company, which plans to extend the platform to cover operational and other high-velocity data in the future.

Adidas taps MicroStrategy, SAP HANA for big data insights on customers

Michael Voegele, vice president global IT and head of enterprise architecture at Adidas Group speaking at the MicroStrategy World conference in Barcelona on Tuesday

German sports equipment manufacturer Adidas has tapped MicrosStrategy’s analytics platform built on top of SAP HANA, a cloud-based in-memory computing platform in an effort to improve how the company responds to buying trends, and bring the company closer to its customers.