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Advantage of SAP HCI versus SCP-hosted Java servlet

Tried to search, did not see results, so I'm asking. And I think this is still a valid question since this will help me determine the kind of implementation that I need to do. So...

As far as I know, SAP HCI(HANA Cloud Integration) is SAP's cloud-based multi-tenant Integration portal to connect SAP and non-SAP systems with protocols including REST.

As far as I know, I can also integrate SAP and non-SAP systems by creating an oData end-point at the SAP system so that I can call it using POST or GET passing the necessary payloads. This end-point can be interacted with by any interface using POST or GET such as a Java servlet hosted in SCP(SAP Cloud platform) or from any other terminal for that matter.

If this task that can be done by anything is essentially what HCI is trying to do, what advantage or what is the value proposition of HCI?

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    Jun 30, 2017 at 07:58 AM

    Hi Adrian,
    From the top of my head:

    HCI comes with a set of pre-built content for common SaaS integration scenarios that make it very easy to implement those scenarios for your company with just very little configuration. Also it provides you with connectors for various protocols and a graphical process canvas that allows the implementation of custom integration processes with little to no coding.

    Regards,
    Patrick

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  • Jul 13, 2017 at 08:15 AM

    Hi Adrian,

    Compared with other technologies e.g. custom java application, it is less work with the Cloud Integration service. Use case might make most sense if you have existing services (SOAP, REST) that you want to convert to OData services for UI consumption. There are predefined integration flows that would make it very easy and fast.

    Also, this product specialises in process integration with capabilities that would be difficult to implement otherwise.

    Regards,

    Nic

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