Sunday, November 8, 2015

SAP NetWeaver 7.5

On Oct 20th 2015 next version of SAP NetWeaver – 7.5 a successor of 7.4 was announced. Main drivers for the 7.5 version are SAP S/4HANA; SAP Business Suite EhP 8 for SAP ERP (both on premise editions) and so called SAP NetWeaver hubs (SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (IdM), SAP Enterprise Portal (EP), SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP Process Orchestration (PO) ).

From technology point of view the 7.5 supports Java 8, it includes enhancements for integration with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, contains innovations in ABAP, and it supports Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, cloud, big data and analytics.

Of course the NetWeaver 7.5 will soon be followed by other of its components (or hubs) with same version number. Therefore let’s look in more details to just technology – or so called basis components of the 7.5. In case ODATA (SAP Gateway) it supports OData version 4. With regards to HANA there is obvious trend that continues of pushing code down to the database and leveraging the information management capabilities of HANA. Speaking of big data the 7.5 has support for Hadoop and multi tiering. In case of Fiori performance optimization is delivered within the 7.5. Lastly within cloud topic there is integration with SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) and the 7.5.

Looking closer at ABAP of the 7.5 the ABAP engine includes programming model via Core Data Services (CDS) for support for web based communication in real time for IoT use over TCP protocols. This is built on concept of the ABAP channels (already introduced in 7.4)

Currently there are following SP of NW 75:
SAP NetWeaver 7.5 SP0                GA 20 Oct 2015

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