SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform) is a PaaS Cloud Computing service offering from SAP. It is the technological foundation for all SAP applications & the intelligent enterprise.
Cloud Computing is to store, access and manage data on remote servers instead of local server. The remote servers are hosted on the cloud(internet). The cloud computing services can be broadly categorized as-
- SaaS (Software as a Service) – Includes PaaS/ Hosted Applications
- PaaS (Platform as a Service) – Includes IaaS/ Operating System / Dev Tools/DBMS
- IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) – Data Centers/Network Firewalls/Servers & Storages
In PaaS, the data and applications are managed by the client whereas everything else is managed by the service provider. It provides a platform (environment) where client can build services and apps in the internet (InCloud) and these hosted services can be accessed by the users simply via the browser.
Advantage of Using SAP BTP–
If you want to build your own web application that is integrated with SAP S/4HANA and use SAP BTP- all you need to do is just write the code to build your application. Other things that are required to build & run application such as dev tools, database, network, OS, servers, storages, security – are all managed by SAP. The advantage is obviously to focus on building the applications rather than managing the software & hardware.
Offering of SAP BTP–
- Fast Application Development
- Data & Analytics
- Artificial Intelligence
SAP BTP is a unified technology platform that brings app development, automation, integration, data & analytics and artificial intelligence together into one.