Hexagon Geospatial Releases Software that Integrates Natively with SAP HANA®
New GeoMedia® data server helps improve data coordination, business process efficiency by pushing down geospatial processing to the SAP HANA platform02 March 2016
Norcross, Georgia, and Huntsville, Alabama, March 2, 2016 – Hexagon Geospatial has released a GeoMedia® data server for SAP HANA®, enabling enterprise business and geographic information system (GIS) users to run spatial and non-spatial business applications and processes within the SAP HANA platform. Developed by Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure with support from SAP, the native integration between Hexagon’s GeoMedia and SAP HANA coordinates data and processes across different SAP HANA platforms, helping improve accuracy, reliability and efficiency, which can reduce costs and errors.
The new data server pushes down query and analysis of spatial and business data directly into SAP HANA, enabling direct read/write access at the object and feature level. Through the integration, users can perform spatial queries and advanced analytics, manage spatial relationships and visualize the results for industry-specific uses, providing new opportunities for operational reporting, predictive analytics and more to benefit their businesses. The commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integration is designed to be faster, easier to implement and more sustainable than integrations built with custom commands and web services. Hexagon joins a growing list of GIS vendors that integrate their offerings natively with SAP HANA.
This integration leverages GeoMedia from the Producer Suite in Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio of desktop, web and mobile geospatial applications and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s industry-specific applications for utilities, telecommunications, transportation, public works and other functions.
“Today, many businesses recognize the vital need to incorporate geospatial information into their decision-making processes,” said Mladen Stojic, Hexagon Geospatial president. “By combining our geospatial acumen with the high-performance, advanced data processing and enterprise readiness of SAP HANA, we can support customers in harnessing the flood of information provided by spatial data and help give them the power and flexibility they need to make smart, timely and ultimately, profitable decisions.”
“Our customers want to develop much closer coordination and integration between spatial and non-spatial business systems to streamline work processes, enable automation and gain greater insight,” said Maximilian Weber, senior vice president, EMEA, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. “This integration between Hexagon and SAP HANA supports our strategic direction to more closely integrate our solutions within our customers’ wider enterprise information architectures.”
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Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.
Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.
Hexagon's Geospatial division creates solutions that visualize location intelligence, delivering a 5D smart digital reality with insight into what was, what is, what could be, what should be, and ultimately, what will be.
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