Recently, Janakiram MSV of Forbes wrote an interesting article titled "Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is betting big on Smart Cities", discussing how HDS is making big strides into smart cities, Internet of Things, and analytics . If you haven’t read it yet, catch the article Here. He covers Hitachi’s recent acquisitions and how they are slated to play a crucial role in delivering HDS’s social innovation solutions.
Of special interest to me was his mention of our oXya acquisition, a system integrator focused on deploying SAP applications in cloud environments. This acquisition further demonstrates the extent of Hitachi’s commitment to the SAP ecosystem and integrating SAP applications into our social innovation solutions. In fact, this year at SAP TechEd we will be there as one company demonstrating our solutions for the SAP ecosystem.
Janakiram also talks about HDS’s partnership with system integrators such as Infosys for various projects in the public sector and other verticals. Infosys’ internal business processing system based on SAP and SAP HANA runs on Hitachi. With more than a 150,000 users, Infosys runs of the world’s largest single instance (as of Nov 2014) of SAP Business Suite on HANA and it runs on Hitachi.
SAP is one of the most strategic partners for Hitachi and over the last year we have made some significant investments to create an entire eco-system around SAP. This collaboration has only gotten stronger since the release our first SAP HANA solution almost 3 years ago. Since then, a lot has changed in the world of SAP HANA. Today SAP HANA platform is more than just BW running on an in memory data base(IMDB). It is about all applications running on SAP HANA and Running Simple including the most recent release of SAP S/4 HANA. Hitachi is going beyond just creating SAP HANA solutions and working on integrating business critical SAP applications including SAP HANA into our social innovation solutions for a variety of industries including smarter cities, healthcare, and telco among others. Stay tuned for exciting solutions to come and check our SAP Community Page for the latest news.