SAP plans to create an ecosystem based on the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform running in the cloud through which developers via gateways can gain access to data residing in SAP Financials, SuccessFactors, Ariba and a host of other third-party applications.
Fosbury, a digital wallet campaigns solution provider based in the Netherlands, has just announced that the Fosbury platform now supports Samsung Wallet in addition to Apple Passbook. Fosbury has also just released the enterprise-class Fosbury API and three SDKs.
The emergence of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings as a foundation to build applications in a way that abstracts traditional middleware is proving to be a boon for developers in the age of the cloud. The challenge is that there is no such thing as a single cloud. The cloud actually consists of a mix of programmable platforms that lie both inside and out of the traditional enterprise. Apprenda wants to make it easier to invoke those cloud resources with the inclusion of an API that allows developers to dynamically scale resources in response to user traffic demands or a specific policy requirement within the PaaS environment.