Partners of SAP will be able to get hands-on experience in cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics and in-memory computing with a new lab that the corporate software and services company has set up in Singapore.
This Co-Innovation Lab unveiled last week is the latest in a network that includes facilities in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan.
Like many such proof-of-concept labs from other companies, SAP’s new facility provides a place for developers using SAP technology to test out their offerings before selling them to the market.
The German software company last week brought out two Singapore companies that had already been using the centre before its unveiling.
One of them, ZelRealm, used the lab’s resources to crunch data gained from multi-player games online, so as to provide analytics to customers to better understand consumer behaviour and monetise from that.
Another user of the new facility, based at SAP’s Asia headquarters in Singapore, is YFind. The homegrown company hopes to use indoor positioning, in-store foot traffic analytics, and video content analytics to give retailers in shopping malls a better idea of how to attract customers to their stores.
SAP is partnering Cisco, Intel, NetApp and VMware to equip the lab with the necessary hardware and software to simulate a real business environment.