Shai Agassi

Shai Agassi – Post-SAP

Shai Agassi recently left SAP AG to pursue other interests including alternative energy. Here is the press release. He is still a technology consultant to SAP with an office in Palo Alto.His post-SAP blog is called the Long Tailpipe. You can also find a great podcast here that he recently delivered at Stanford.What is your view of Shai leaving SAP?

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SAPPHIRE 2007 in Atlanta

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SAP is definitely faced with some interesting challenges at the moment. The Oracle lawsuit and now with Shai Agassi leaving. I live in Atlanta and look forward to attending SAPPHIRE. I’m sure it’s going to be an interesting event. It is now a joint event with ASUG and it is from April 22-25, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center.Let me know if you are going. I look forward to seeing you there.

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Is in-memory technology SAP’s Oracle killer?

SAP WaldorfAs I mentioned before my plan is to review and comment more and more on SAP’s technologies. I recently read an interview with Shai Agassi, SAP’s Chief Technology Dude in regarding in-memory technology database technology. Shai believes that this is SAP’s killer product to take out Oracle’s cash cow database business. Read the article and decide for yourself. I think he and SAP is onto something and this will not be the last time we hear about this technology. SAP is already using it for its BIA (Business Intelligence Accelerator) product and recently introduced Enterprise Search offering. SAP worked with Intel on the hardware side, however SAP developed the algorithms themselves.I think this can be a huge differentiator for SAP — what do you think?Links:

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