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SAP Named a Leader in Application Infrastructure Magic Quadrants

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects" report1 and the "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects" report.2 The products examined in the reports are part of the 7.3 version of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform.

SAP NetWeaver is a comprehensive application infrastructure technology stack, designed to efficiently develop, run and extend SAP, customer and partner applications on premise and in the cloud. The platform supports open standards and open source technologies, as well as seamless integration with core processes and data in SAP business applications. It has been renewed for simplicity and enabled for next generation platform requirements. SAP NetWeaver helps regular business applications to make use of technological advances such as in-memory data management, mobile access and cloud deployment.

According to the "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects" report, "Leaders in infrastructure that supports systematic application integration provide a comprehensive ESB suite offering and the ability to integrate that offering with other relevant technologies, including community management, data integration, governance and BPMS products. This is combined with a strong commitment to this market expressed through focused value propositions and go-to market strategies (for example, by packaging platforms and/or by providing integrated product and services offerings specific for this market), support for the most relevant industry standards — for example, support for SOAP-based and representational state transfer (REST) Web services, Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), BPMN and OSGi — and a well-defined road map addressing most emerging requirements such as cloud/SaaS integration."2

Companies classified as leaders in the "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects" report "combine the ability to provide a comprehensive application infrastructure offering with a strong commitment to this market, which is expressed through focused value propositions and go-to-market strategies (for example, by packaging product suites and/or by providing integrated product and service offerings specific for this market); support for the most relevant industry standards (e.g., BPEL, BPMN and OSGi); and a well-defined road map addressing most of the emerging requirements (such as federated SOA, cloud/SaaS integration, support for mobile application and PaaS support)."1

"We are delighted about this placement," said Björn Goerke, executive vice president, Technology & Innovation Platform Core, SAP. "We believe it acknowledges the very good progress and strong adoption of SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration and SAP NetWeaver Gateway and the platform as a whole. It is also another proof-point that service-oriented architecture patterns become mainstream, allowing for different implementation styles. We will continue to co-innovate with customers and partners to expand the value and footprint of SAP NetWeaver further along with SAP HANA and into the cloud."

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1 Gartner, " Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects," Massimo Pezzini, Yefim V. Natis, Jess Thompson, Daniel Sholler, Ross Altman, Kimihiko Iijima, 20 June 2012
2 Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects," Jess Thompson, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Daniel Sholler, Ross Altman, Kimihiki Iijima, 20 June 2012

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