October 11, 2012
With the delivery of the latest service pack for the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform, SAP has begun putting the tools in place that developers need to build applications on top of the HANA API.
Being able to store and manage massive amounts of Big Data is one thing; finding a way to make it accessible to developers is quite another. Major vendors such as SAP and IBM are in a race to create a framework that will make it simpler for developers to invoke a layer of services that will allow developers to access data regardless of what format it is stored in without having to, for example, learn arcane interfaces such as MapReduce.
RESTful APIs make in-memory computing database accessible to all programming languages.