Four Key Pillars of SAP BTP

All the services and solutions of SAP BTP falls under 4 key pillars. These are:

  1. Database & Data Management
  2. Analytics
  3. Application Development & Integration
  4. Intelligent Technologies

Database and data management

This pillar consists of everything we need to store, access, process, integrate, and interpret all relevant data we have.

The different services and products categorized under this pillar helps us manage and use data in a flexible and efficient manner at high speed. SAP HANA Cloud is one of the main services under this pillar which provide powerful and flexible data management through an in-memory database in the cloud.

Additionally, SAP Datasphere enables us to get a single view of data across every aspect of the organization without having to physically move it into a single place. Other services under this pillar are SAP Data Intelligence, SAP Data Services, SAP Master Data Governance etc.


The products under the analytics pillar allow us to plan, forecast, and make rapid, insight-driven decisions.

For example, we can use SAP Analytics Cloud to gather data from our operations systems, data warehouses, and data lakes, and combine it with external market data or third-party spreadsheets using machine learning technologies. It helps us automatically spot anomalies forecast what’s going to happen and create intelligent scenario planning options.

Application Development and Integration

The application development and integration pillar give us everything we need to build a cloud solution, integrate SAP and non-SAP systems and solutions, extend existing SAP solutions.

For example, let’s say we need to fetch some data from SAP S/4HANA, implement additional business logics, combine the data from 3rd party systems and finally build a Fiori app or mobile app. Under this pillar, SAP BTP provides services like SAP Business Application Studio, SAP Build, SAP Integration Suite etc. which provide support for all these requirements.

Intelligent technologies

The intelligent technologies pillar includes services to easily incorporate artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligent robotic process automation, blockchain, Internet of Things etc. to our solution on BTP.

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