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A Overview about Gateway vs SAP Gateway vs SAP Netweaver Gateway vs SAP Gateway Foundation

Hello together,

I search for a overview about what is the "differents" between the several used terms of "Gateway" in SAP.

So we have the problem that we use RFC, WebServices and now we want a closer look to Odata resp. the HANA/Fiori topic. Because we have different versions of SAP Netweaver (from 6.20 to 7.40) we have also a different understanding of Gateway in SAP.

Now I try to find out the history of the name Gateway and the technical meaning in SAP until now.

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  • Dec 05, 2016 at 03:54 AM

    "SAP Netweaver Gateway" is same as "SAP Gateway". Former was the original name.

    "SAP Gateway Foundation" (technical name SAP_GWFND) is the software component which contains SAP Gateway functionality.

    Not sure what is "Overview Gateway". Where did you hear it?

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    Dec 05, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Hello and thank you for your answer,

    I changed the topic so it is now clear.

    I searched for a overview that explains the different (technical) meaning of Gateway in SAP.

    Now it is a little clearer.

    But is there a difference of the "old" Gateway (TC: SMGW in a 6.40based System) and SAP Gateway which is always mentioned with odata?

    OR is this "old" Gateway now a part of SAP Gateway and we speak always from the same component.

    OR are these two Gateways different components with same naming?

    Therefore is there somewhere a overview which Gateway has what functionality in which Netweaver Version?

    ..Something like that.

    Thank you

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