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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.
One of the big debates these days when it comes to cloud computing center around portability and interoperatbilty between providers. That is, if you build an application on Amazon's EC2 or Google's AppEngine or Force.com, or store your data on Box.net or Amazon's S3, how hard is it to port your application or move your data to another cloud provider? If you develop on a given platform, how locked-in, or not, are you? And beyond that, could developers benefit from having standardized APIs to develop to without having to learn a new model and interface each time. As you'd expect, there's no easy answer to this.
In our previous post we provided an overview of Google's cloud infrastructure and talked of the Google Prediction API. To use the Google Prediction API we do have to use the storage from within Google Storage API. Google Cloud Storage is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure which has been open since May 2011 for public access.