SAP, Esri Form National Security Tech Partnership; Mark Testoni Comments

Mark Testoni - SAP,  ExecutiveMosaicSAP AG and geographic information systems developer Esri have partnered to deliver geospatial technology to U.S. organizations responsible for protecting the nation’s security and critical infrastructures.

SAP will integrate its database, business intelligence and mobile applications with Esri’s ArcGIS mapping software, SAP said July 9.

Mark Testoni, president of SAP National Security Services, said the company intends to design a combined platform that will help customers process and analyze spatial information in real time.

The firm wants to incorporate new features into the HANA in-memory database for national security users to develop and implement geospatial big data apps faster.

It also plans to upgrade a software development kit for its BusinessObjects and Mobile portfolios to include Esri’s application programming interface for Javascript.

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