The German software giant SAP announced yesterday that it has expanded its integration with Esri, a mapping specialist that provides geospatial services and content. The partnership brings high-performance spatial analytics, self-service mapping and collaboration to geographic information system (GIS) and business users to allow them to leverage real-time location intelligence in both their Esri and SAP environments.

The announcement will see Esri’s mapping technology integrated across the SAP Hana in-memory database, core SAP enterprise applications, the BusinessObjects analytics portfolio, and the SAP Mobile platform. Taking advantage of Hana’s rapid processing times, customers can now avoid moving data out of Hana and into Esri’s ArcGIS server – instead ArcGIS querying can take place natively inside SAP Hana, where the data is stored.

Moreover, as one article reports, the extended integration will also support ArcGIS self-service mapping and collaboration features with SAP Hana as a high-performance engine of the business data that is geospatially enabled.

Steve Lucas, president of platform solutions for SAP, said in a statement,

“By integrating ESRI’s industry leading GIS with SAP HANA, the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and SAP Mobile Platform as well as geospatial analytics within SAP Lumira, we are enriching business data with geographical context and presenting it in real time — bringing a whole new level of insight to customers.”

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