Explaining Services in SAP BTP

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the services in SAP BTP

Services in SAP BTP

SAP Discovery Center

Key capabilities:
  • Service catalog offers information about out-of-the-box services, tools, APIs, and applications that help you integrate and extend your solutions
  • Mission catalog with ready-to-run projects that offer real support for an implementation project
  • Learning materials and step-by-step guidance
  • Dedicated coaches for assistance and integration with the SAP Community
  • Relevant, on-demand material and support
  • Rapidly accelerates innovation
  • Low-touch enablement, self-service online tool

SAP Discovery Center - Service Overview

In the Services part of the SAP Discovery Center, you can get information about all services that SAP offers on SAP BTP. You can browse by category or can search with the search bar. If you have found a service you are interested in, you can click on it and the service details display.

SAP Discovery Center - Mission Detail

In the Detail View of a mission, you get an overview of the mission topic and what you will learn. You can start the mission for free.

In the Project Board, you can review the phases and material used in the mission. If you have any questions while going through the mission, you can use SAP Community or contact mission experts for help. Some missions also have an FAQ with helpful information.

Example Use of Services on SAP BTP

There are lots of services available and you can use them for several use cases. Services can be instantiated or subscribed. A subscription is standalone and runs without the need of a runtime environment or any other service. In the figure Example Use of Services on SAP BTP, you see a potential use case for some services.

The example scenario:

Your developers have the task to develop an SAPUI5 application with SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP). This application should be hosted on the SAP BTP.

The developers decide to use the SAP Business Application Studio as the IDE. For the Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline, they use the Continuous Integration & Delivery service of SAP BTP. The application gets deployed inside the Cloud Foundry Environment of the SAP BTP. The developers use the SAP HANA Cloud to store data of the application (database as a service).

While you want the operation and productive use of the application to ensure security through authorization management, you want to write logs and handle load automatically.

For the authorization, your developers use the Authorization and Trust Management service. For the logs, they can connect the application to the Application Logging Service. For handling loads dynamically, your developers can create an instance of the Application Autoscaler, configure it with scaling rules, and bind it to the application.

In addition to the use case from this scenario, there are more potential use cases and even more services that could be used.

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