SAP Cloud Platform

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SAP Cloud Platform
Type of site
IndustryCloud computing, web services
ParentSAP SE
Launched2012; 10 years ago (2012)[1]
Current statusDiscontinued

SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) was 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 integrated data and business processes.[2][3]SAP Cloud Platform has been discontinued in favour of SAP BTP.[4]


SAP Cloud Platform is an open platform-as-a-service,[5] 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,[6] like Java, JavaScript, Node.js and Cloud Foundry[7] for integration options.

SAP and Apple Inc. partnered to develop mobile applications on iOS using cloud-based software development kits (SDKs) for the SAP Cloud Platform.[8][9]

SAP Cloud Platform is based on open source technology, developed & supported in partnership with SUSE.[10]

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.[11]


Initially unveiled as SAP NetWeaver Cloud belonging to the SAP HANA Cloud portfolio on October 16, 2012[12] the cloud platform was reintroduced with the new name SAP HANA Cloud Platform on May 13, 2013[13] as the foundation for SAP cloud products, including the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.[14] Adoption of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform has increased steadily[15] since the platform's launch in 2012, with SAP claiming over 4000 customers and 500 partners adopting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.[16][17]

On February 27, 2017, SAP HANA Cloud Platform was renamed SAP Cloud Platform at the Mobile World Congress.[18]

On January 18, 2021, SAP Cloud Platform was officially removed from SAP's product portfolio to support SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP).[19]


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:[20]

  • 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[21] 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[22]
    • SAP Leonardo
  • Internet of Things[23][24]
    • 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 developers can build applications which are running in the cloud, but still access data from the premises or other clouds.[25][26]

SAP Cloud Platform, developer edition offers users a way to explore SAP Cloud Platform and its capabilities. In addition to 1GB shared SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform provides users to:[27]

  • 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. ^ "SAP Cloud Platform Rebranding". SAP. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  5. ^ "What is SAP HANA Cloud Platform ?". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  6. ^ "SAP reaffirms commitment to Open Source". March 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Noguera, Rui. "The road ahead with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Foundry – SAP TechEd Strategy Talk of the week". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Wilder, Chris. "Apple Takes A Deeper Step Into The Enterprise With SAP Partnership". Forbes. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Kapko, Matt. "Apple's SAP deal means more iOS enterprise apps". IDG. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "SUSE Collaborates with SAP to Power SAP® Cloud Platform for Enterprise Customers". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  11. ^ Leljedal, Kelsey. "Review: SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  12. ^ "SAP Introduces SAP HANA Cloud, an In-Memory Cloud Platform". Database Trends and Applications. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  13. ^ "SAP Unifies Comprehensive Cloud Portfolio With SAP HANA Cloud Platform to Serve Companies of All Sizes". SAP. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  14. ^ Marson, Luke. "Extending on-premises software applications with SAP HCP". Tech Target. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  15. ^ "Customers Chose SAP HANA Cloud Platform".
  16. ^ Martens, China. "SAP's Björn Goerke Talks HCP, HANA Vora, Digital Transformation". ASUG. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  17. ^ Bort, Julie. "SAP just shared detailed customer figures for its most important product". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  18. ^ Magyar, Judith. "SAP's Cloud Platform Comes of Age with a New Name and New Capabilities". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  19. ^ "SAP Cloud Platform Rebranding". SAP. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  20. ^ "Capabilities | SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  21. ^ Kepes, Ben. "SAP Decides API Management Is One Of The 'Next Big Things'". Forbes. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  22. ^ Howson, Cindi. "Highlights from SAP Sapphire and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud". Gartner. Archived from the original on May 22, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  23. ^ Briodagh, Ken. "Insurers Benefit from Data Collection and Analytics from IoT". IoT Evolution. Retrieved Oct 13, 2016.
  24. ^ Gagliordi, Natalie. "SAP allots $2 billion for IoT investments, buys software firm Plat.One". ZDNet. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  25. ^ Lahl, Dan; Geall, Marc. "Demystifying SAP HANA Cloud Platform". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  26. ^ "SAP HANA Cloud Platform - a versatile and user friendly solution for cloud enthusiasts". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  27. ^ "SAP HANA Cloud Platform, developer edition". Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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