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Differences HCP, HCI, HCP Integration Service

Dec 22, 2016 at 09:00 AM

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What are the differences between
HANA Cloud Platform
HANA Cloud Integration
HANA Cloud Platform, Integration Service?

I am referring to the SAP courses HCP100, CLD900, BIT900.

Is HCI a part of HCP?
Do both require coding knowledge?
Are both offering cloud and on-premise support and also SAP and non-SAP?
Is HCP Integration Service a real Service or only a course title for HCP and HCI?
Are there different features in HCP and HCI?

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What is the advantage of HCP and HCI to just using SOAP and REST Services directly in an application without HCP, HCI?

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Morten Wittrock Dec 22, 2016 at 12:19 PM
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Hi Peter

First off, HANA Cloud Integration and HANA Cloud Platform, Integration Service is the same product. HCI is the old name, HCPis is the new name.

HCPis is a part of HANA Cloud Platform, which is also home to many, many other tools and services. Here's an overview of HCP's capabilities.

You can set up integrations in HCPis without any knowledge of coding, but at some point you will probably need to add scripting code to your solutions. At the moment, the Groovy and JavaScript languages are supported.

HCPis supports integrating cloud and on-premise systems, both SAP and non-SAP. For secure on-premise access, take a look at the SAP HANA Cloud Connector product.

For integrating cloud products, HCPis ships with many pre-packaged integrations, that are ready to deploy. Go to the Content Hub to see the available pre-packaged content.

As to the advantages of using HCPis, what you're really asking is: Do I need an integration platform? And yes, any integration that you can implement in HCPis (and similar products), could be written as a stand-alone application. And if you only have that one integration, that might be the way to go. But as the number of integrations grows, so does the complexity of managing a bunch of stand-alone programs and monitoring the flow of data. An integration platform puts all your integration content and tools in one place, centralising monitoring, security etc. and letting you reuse e.g. formats and mappings across integrations. It also gives you the complete picture of which systems communicate, what they're exchanging and when and so on.

Regards,

Morten

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Venkat A Dec 30, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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Thanks for more information.

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