Ericsson and SAP announced a major tie-up at Mobile World Congress last week
M2M leader Ericsson and big database specialist SAP AG are to jointly market and sell cloud-based M2M solutions and services to enterprises via operators around the globe. The solutions, says Ericsson, will be based on a combined software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering from Ericsson and SAP within M2M.
The tie-up sets the scene for the development of the market with the arrival of really big “thing” sets – perhaps involving tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of M2M end-points. Big projects like that will require significant cloud-based processing power to gather the data in near real time and store it all as huge data sets.
SAP is therefore an ideal partner here with its extensive database expertise and global support network.