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SAP and Yandex pair up to launch predictive analytics platform

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SAP and Yandex Data Factory have announced a new strategic partnership to develop cloud-based predictive analytics services for the retail, e-commerce, banking and telecommunications sectors.

SAP and Microsoft expand partnership


Microsoft and SAP have extended a long-standing partnership to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA platform on Microsoft Azure.

Huawei shows how FusionSphere runs SAP HANA


SAP partner and telecoms equipment maker Huawei used the SAP TechEd conference in Barcelona to demonstrate how its FusionSphere operating system handles SAP’s HANA big data processing platform on Huawei hardware.

SAP reveals HANA Cloud for Internet of Things

SAP is launching an IoT-centric version of its HANA cloud service

SAP this week pulled the curtain back on a version of its HANA cloud platform tailored specifically to Internet of Things applications.

Heinz plays infrastructure ketchup, moves to SAP cloud

Heinz is moving to SAP HANA because its old data strategy was putting the squeeze on efficiency

International condiment giant H.J. Heinz Company announced it has implemented Virtustream’s integrated cloud management service to help it deploy a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and run production SAP’s in-memory compute platform, HANA, to support its data consolidation efforts. The firm said its data strategy didn’t quite cut the mustard before making the move.

Coke is IT: Using cloud for mission-critical app consolidation

Onyeka Nchege, CIO of Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

In recent years, North America’s largest Coca Cola bottling company has increased the number of cloud services it uses. And along with three other large US-based bottlers most recently began an ambitious project to migrate its on premise ERP application‑its crown jewels‑to the cloud. But Onyeka Nchege, chief information officer of Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated explained to Business Cloud News that despite working as separately owned organisations, Coca Cola is a collaborative effort, making the individual companies ideal candidates to leverage the economies of scale cloud services deliver.

Jaguar-Land Rover: Lessons learned on our cloud journey

Alex Rammal is business relationship manager and director of IT at Jaguar Land Rover

Students entering the IT industry need to understand vendor management better; procurement and business processes need to be tailored for cloud; service providers need to do more work on compliance. These are just a few of the lessons learned Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) business relationship manager Alex Rammal shared about the company’s journey to the cloud.

SAP to invest €20m in Russian cloud datacentres

SAP plans to invest €20m in two new Russian cloud datacentres

German software giant SAP announced this week that it plans to invest €20m in two Russian datacentres. The company said the investment will help to quadruple its cloud revenues over this year.

SAP HANA gets subscription pricing, becomes in-memory engine for apps

SAP rolled out HANA as a cloud service Thursday, including an application ecosystem and platform as a service placing HANA at the heart of new applications

German software company SAP announced Thursday that it is offering cloud subscription pricing models for its in-memory computing platform, SAP HANA, and will start offering an application ecosystem built atop the platform. SAP executive board member and innovation head Vishal Sikka said the move was a response to the changing ways even the most persistent databases and high-capacity computing services are consumed today.

Intel targets Big Data with Xeon E7 v2 family

Intel says it wants to dominate mobile computing, which may deliver volume critical to counter sluggish PC sales

In a bid to capitalise on the apparent stampede towards Big Data in all walks of life, Intel unveiled an updated Xeon chip architecture this week that will, according to the chip maker, double performance over the previous generation of server chips.