Red Hat, SAP to boost SAP SQL Anywhere apps on OpenShift

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, has collaborated with SAP to deploy mobile data management cartridge for SAP SQL Anywhere on OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

The development aims to help developers rapidly develop SAP SQL Anywhere-based remote and mobile applications that synchronize with MySQL databases in OpenShift.

The announcement builds on Red Hat’s existing collaboration with SAP to bring SAP components to OpenShift.

OpenShift enables developers to quickly develop, host and scale applications in both public cloud (OpenShift Online) and on-premises private cloud (OpenShift Enterprise) environments.

OpenShift automates the provisioning management and scaling of the application, while the self-administering, self-tuning, self-healing and synchronization support features of SAP SQL Anywhere make it well-suited for zero-administration environments.

In April 2014, Red Hat announced plans to offer free development cartridges for the SAP Data Management portfolio, including SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), SAP IQ software and SAP SQL Anywhere for use with the OpenShift portfolio, aimed at enabling developers around the world to build next-generation applications.

Red Hat and SAP are working together to provide a unique universal framework of database and application development technologies geared toward supporting a wide range of operating systems, languages and services, the company said.

The highlight of this convergence is a cartridge developed by SAP that enables developers to quickly “snap-in” a pre-configured, ready-to-develop cartridge for synchronizing MySQL-based applications, enabling more rapid development of applications that require fast, scalable and reliable online/offline data synchronization of mobile devices and remote offices to a central server database.

For those using SAP SQL Anywhere, which has a community of support from more than 20,000 developers, they can now make use of the same technology that SAP has deployed worldwide to more than 12,000 customers, in an easy-to-use cartridge for OpenShift.

Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift ecosystem, Red Hat, said, “Simply put, developers want technologies and solutions that help them do their jobs better, faster. Developing apps in OpenShift using the mobile data management cartridge for SAP SQL Anywhere lets developers do this, while taking advantage of key SAP database technologies and scaling to the needs of the application from small scale through enterprise-class.”

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