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SAP NetWeaver Cloud Achieves Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Compatibility

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility for SAP NetWeaver Cloud, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, as part of the SAP HANA Cloud platform. SAP NetWeaver Cloud enables customers to seamlessly extend existing SAP systems with new cloud-based applications — developed or provided by customers, SAP partners or SAP. Compatibility with Java EE 6 Web Profile will enable SAP customers and partners developing applications on SAP NetWeaver Cloud to measurably speed up their development and delivery time.

Java EE 6 is the first version of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, to define a focused Web Profile subset on which vendors can certify. This subset includes the major technologies of the full specification, is widely used for developing enterprise Web applications and simplifies the Enterprise Java programming model. Achieving compatibility means that the ecosystem of certified SAP partners can develop robust and scalable packaged applications on SAP NetWeaver Cloud and make them available to the SAP customer base via SAP Store. Additionally, they can focus on the business value of their applications and reach end users faster while at the same time delegating the infrastructure and reliability concerns to SAP.

"We developed this technology together with the open source community in the Eclipse Virgo project," said Bjoern Goerke, executive vice president, Technology & Innovation Platform Core, SAP. "This achievement is a result of SAP's ongoing engagement in open source communities and our commitment to open standards. Our strategy is to support and enable new technologies — first in the cloud — and then make them available to our on-premise customers."

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Cathrin von Osten, +49 (6227) 7-63908, cathrin.von.osten@sap.com, CET

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