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Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 19 December 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java ApplicationsNew

SAP HANA Cloud Platform now supports JSR 356 Java API for WebSocket. The support of WebSocket API is in beta state.

For more information, see Java EE 6 Web Profile.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform ToolsNew

The SAP HANA Cloud Platform SDK and API are now also available as Maven artifacts in the central Maven repository.

You can find them for all supported Java runtimes under the group ID "com.sap.cloud".

Console ClientNew

You can now reset loggers level for a specific application to its initial value.

For more information, see reset-log-levels.

Connectivity Service, Cloud connector 1.xDeprecation

SAP HANA Cloud connector 1.x is planned to go end-of-maintenance by the end of March 2014. We would like to ask you to migrate to SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.x by then.

For more information about deprecating 1.x and migrating to 2.x, see this blog.

Browser SupportDeprecation

SAP HANA Cloud Platform will remove Internet Explorer 8 from the supported browsers list as of February 2014 and will stop testing of user interfaces against IE8.

The reason for this is that IE8, which was released back in March 2009, supports very limited subset of HTML5 features. This results in functional restrictions in the cockpit UIs.

We recommend that all users of the UIs of the platform migrate to a more modern browser.

For more information about browser support, see Product Restrictions.

Cockpit, Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

You can now use the following features in the Destinations editor in the cockpit:

  • For HTTP and RFC destinations, there is an additional parameter CloudConnectorVersion that allows you to select values 1 or 2 from a dropdown box, according to the version of your Cloud connector. Default value is 2.
  • Besides destination files with no extension, you are now allowed to import files with the following extensions: .props, .properties, .jks, and .txt.
  • Fix is provided for destination configuration values and you can now use backslashes in destination configuration values, such as destination name and URL
OAuth 2.0Enhancement

Support of OAuth 2.0 is now generally available, which enables applications to easily integrate with a platform-provided OAuth 2.0 authorization server to protect their web APIs according to IETF RFC 6749.

CockpitEnhancement
  • The cockpit now shows a busy indicator when loading for the first time so that first time users connected via a low bandwidth connection get visual feedback that it is loading.
  • You can now resize the space which the navigation on the left-hand side uses on your screen.
  • The welcome e-mail that new developer account owners receive now lists all trial services with their corresponding access URLs.
XS ApplicationsEnhancement

You can now use HANA catalog objects from development schema that is not defined in the HANA Repository when building HANA analytic views. Note that this feature is in beta version and is available on the trial landscape only.

Cockpit, XS ApplicationsEnhancement

You can now delete a HANA package and all its content from the cockpit. Note that this feature is in beta version and is available on the trial landscape only.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

You can now profile your applications that run on SAP HANA Cloud Platform inside the Eclipse IDE.

For more information, see Profiling Applications on the Cloud.

Console Client, Account ManagementBugfix

A confusing message issued by the subscribe command when a wrong application name was passed as an argument has been fixed.

Console ClientBugfix

The console client now provides helpful error messages for the following cases, respectively:

  • When you enter a wrong command name - "Command <name> not found"
  • When you enter "neo" only - "No arguments specified. For help, type: neo help"
  • When you enter a command without specifying parameters - the tool prompts you to enter the missing parameters
Cockpit, Persistence ServiceBugfix

A problem with insufficient info in case an application is bound to the default data source has been fixed.

SDK, Persistence ServiceBugfix

The persistence samples for default DBMS have been fixed.

Console Client, Monitoring and LoggingBugfix

Error messages for monitoring and logging commands in the console client for SDK 2.0 have been improved to match the ones in SDK 1.0.

Cockpit, Monitoring HistoryBugfix

It is not possible anymore to zoom to infinity in the charting component of the monitoring metrics history.

The displayed timeline in the metrics history chart now corresponds to the selected period even if there is no data for the full period.

Console ClientBugfix

A problem with the display-application-properties command showing empty values for vm-arguments property has been fixed.

Cockpit, AuthorizationsBugfix

A problem resulting in Internal Server Error when you press Enter without specifying any values in the User or Groups or Roles tabs has been fixed.

Java Applications

Bugfix

When an application is stopped, the shutdown relevant methods of the Servlet API are called before the application process is stopped. These are servlet destroy() methods or servlet context listener events.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 5 December 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Cockpit, MonitoringNew

You can now view a history of the monitoring metrics for your application processes in addition to the current metrics status in the cockpit. You can do that from the Monitoring tab of application processes. For more information, see Monitoring Applications.

ProfilingNew

You can now use the SAP JVM Tools to profile your applications deployed on the cloud. For more information, see Profiling Applications in the Cloud.

Eclipse Tools

Enhancement

You can profile your application that runs on SAP HANA Cloud Platform local runtime inside the Eclipse IDE.

For more information, see Profiling Applications Locally.

Feedback Service

Enhancement

The Аnalysis page now offers analysis of the data collected for the rating questions. The analytics report shows average rating score, ratings distribution and history of the ratings data. For more information, see Feedback Analysis.

Cockpit, XS ApplicationsEnhancement

You can now assign a predefined trust store to HTTP destinations created for SAP HANA XS applications. For more information, see Assigning Trust Stores to HTTP Destinations.

Database Tunnel (Beta)

Enhancement

The database tunnel now allows you to connect to your SAP HANA and SAP MaxDB instances in the cloud. It is available as a beta version on the trial landscape only. For more information, see Database Tunnel.

The tunnel replaces the existing remote database access tool and provides greater flexibility and ease of use.  The remote access servlet remains functional but has been removed from the 2.x SDK.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancementSwitching to debug mode of local runtime does not require a restart if the server is running on top of SAP JVM.
SAPUI5Enhancement

New version 1.16.6 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 21 November 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Feedback Service (Beta)New

SAP HANA Cloud Platform feedback service (currently in beta) provides you with the ability to collect end user feedback for your applications. The feedback service leverages the SAP HANA text analysis capabilities to deliver detailed text analysis of user feedback sentiment (positive, negative, or neutral). The feedback service consists of a client API exposed through the HTTPS REST protocol and of administration and analysis user interface.

For more information, see Feedback Service.

Multitenancy SupportNew

With SAP HANA Cloud Platform you can develop and run multitenant applications, that is, applications running on a shared compute unit that can be used by multiple tenants (consumers). Each tenant’s data is isolated from the data of other tenants, and each tenant accesses the application through a dedicated URL.

For more information, see Multitenant-Aware Applications.

To test how multitenancy works, see Tutorials: Multitenant Applications.

Document Service

Enhancement

Type mutability as defined in CMIS 1.1 is now supported and you can create and remove new object types.

For more information, see Object Type Mutability.

SAPUI5

Enhancement

New version 1.14.6 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorEnhancement

When establishing a connection to SAP HANA Cloud Platform using the Cloud connector 2.1.1, you can now select the landscape host from a dropdown box instead of typing it.

SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorBugfix

The following issues have been fixed in SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.1.1:

  • NullPointerException that could occur when reading the SNC library configuration
  • When switching the Cloud connector to a different account, the previous tunnel connection is now closed.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 7 November 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Account ManagementNew

As a customer or partner, you can now have multiple accounts and create them yourself from the cockpit or the console client. You can also allocate compute unit quota to your accounts. For more information, see Account Management.

Multiple accounts allow you to maintain different environments for different purposes, such as development, testing, and productive use. For more information, see Using Multiple Accounts for Staged Application Development.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

You can now debug your Java applications that run on SAP HANA Cloud Platform using the debugger inside the Eclipse IDE. The SAP JVM debugger is integrated within SAP HANA Cloud Server Adapter. The debugging experiences for the local and the cloud scenarios are analogical. For more information, see Debugging Applications in SAP HANA Cloud.

Connectivity Service

Enhancement

The console client commands upload, download and delete used for managing connectivity destinations for subscribed applications have been changed. They now conform to the syntax used for the other console client commands. The --application parameter is extended to the format:  --application <provider_account>:<provider_application>. The parameters --provider-account and --provider-application are deprecated but will continue to work. For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Console Client.

Cockpit, Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
  • The import of destinations is now supported in Internet Explorer 9.
  • While editing destinations or creating new ones, the Edit buttons of the other destinations on the screen are disabled.
SAPUI5Enhancement

New version 1.14.5 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

DocumentationEnhancementDocumentation now uses the modern, lightweight Blue Crystal theme.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 24 October 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Connectivity Service 2.xNew

Connectivity service 2.x is now released for productive use. For more information, see Using Connectivity Service 2.x.

The API of SAP HANA Cloud connectivity service 2.x is fully backward compatible to version 1.x.

This release includes a new version 2.1.0 of SAP HANA Cloud connector, which provides the following additional features:

  • RFC destinations can be configured for version 2.x. For more information, see Using Connectivity Service 2.x.
  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit MSI installer, Linux 64-bit ZIP installer and MacOS X 64-bit ZIP installer for productive and development scenarios. For more information, see Installing Cloud Connector 2.x.

If you start freshly with the connectivity service, we strongly recommend that you use the latest version. Version 1.x will be deprecated in the future.

Migration from version 1.x to 2.x is possible without application downtime, in a fully backward compatible way. For more information about how to migrate, see Upgrading the Cloud Connector from 1.x to 2.x.

Cockpit, DeployEnhancement

You can now start additional processes for an application right from the cockpit.

Cockpit, Persistence Service

Enhancement

You can now see the size of a schema from the cockpit.

Console Client, DeployEnhancement

You can use the --connections parameter in the deploy command  to specify the number of connections to be used during deployment. Use the parameter to speed up the deployment of application archives bigger than 5 MB in slow networks.

For more information, see deploy.

Console Client, DeployEnhancementYou can now list the properties of a deployed application using the new command display-application-properties. For more information, see display-application-properties.
DebuggingEnhancement

The SAP JVM Debugger has been released for productive use. For more information, see Debugging Applications in the Cloud.

SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.14.4 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 10 October 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP HANA Native Development (Beta)New

It is now possible to build and run SAP HANA native XS applications on SAP HANA Cloud platform. For more information, see Creating an SAP HANA XS Application.

Note that this is a Beta functionality available only on TRIAL landscape (hanatrial.ondemand.com).

CockpitNew

You can now give feedback about the cockpit using the Feedback link in the top menu. Your comments, ideas and suggestions reach directly our development teams.

Persistence Service, HANA

Enhancement

The persistence service automatically uses an SPS6 version (i.e. revision 61) of the SAP HANA JDBC driver when accessing SAP HANA databases with version SPS6 or later. SAP HANA databases with version SPS5 or earlier remain with the SAP HANA JDBC driver revision 49.

You need to carefully test on the new database applications that use EclipseLink and plan to migrate to SAP HANA database version SPS6. Individual applications observed issues with EclipseLink 2.3 and 2.4 in combination with a SAP HANA JDBC driver revision >= 50, which could be solved if you switch to EclipseLink 2.5 or later. Note that you have to bring EclipseLink 2.5 as part of your application as this version is not yet included into the SAP HANA Cloud platform.

Persistence ServiceEnhancement

You can now change the default database of an account.

For more information, see Changing the Default Database.

CockpitEnhancementImproved visual appearance with the modern, lightweight Blue Crystal theme.
Document ServiceEnhancement

Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS has been updated to 0.10.0.

Document ServiceEnhancement

A read-only mode to the proxy bridge allows anonymous exposure of content and at the same time prevents anonymous users from modifying or adding content.

For more information, see Building a Proxy Bridge.

SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (Download Site)EnhancementImproved visual appearance with the modern, lightweight Blue Crystal theme.
SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (Download Site)EnhancementYou can now find a link to the SAP HANA Studio Developer Edition download.
Console Client, DeployEnhancement

A new --uri-encoding parameter is available for the deploy command. If set, the specified encoding will be used for parsing the application URI.

For more information, see deploy.

DocumentationEnhancement
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.14.3 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 26 September 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
OAuth 2.0 (Beta)New

Client applications can now consume OAuth-protected Web APIs in your SAP HANA Cloud applications. To protect your applications with OAuth, you use a customizable OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server, new interfaces in the cockpit and the SDK.

For more information, see Protecting Applications with OAuth 2.0.

Debugging (Beta)

New

You can now use the SAP JVM debugger (Beta) to inspect the runtime behavior and state of your applications deployed on the cloud.

For more information, see Debugging Applications in the Cloud.

DocumentationNewA new Reference section in the Operator's Guide provides information about commands and exit codes in the console client. Every command has a dedicated page that lists the command parameters, provides explanations, and shows examples. The reference section will be extended with more commands in the following releases.
CockpitEnhancementProcesses are now showing an aggregated status that includes run state, runtime version and metrics. If the aggregated status is not OK, you can easily see that and use helpful links and hints to deal with the issue.
Console ClientEnhancement

A new --loggers parameter in the set-log-level command allows you to simultaneously change the log level of multiple loggers in the console client.

For more information, see Managing Application Logs Using the Console Client.

SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.14.2 of SAPUI5 has been released.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 12 September 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Account ManagementEnhancementA new Account section of the cockpit shows the account’s name, display name and creation date. It also allows you to edit the account display name. For more information, see Account Management.
Cockpit: DocumentationEnhancementPanels for which detailed documentation exists have a help icon in the upper-right corner that opens the corresponding documentation page when clicked.
CockpitEnhancementTables in the cockpit now use the remaining screen real estate on the page if necessary. Exact number of rows for which data is available is now shown and no empty rows are visible anymore.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.14.1 of SAPUI5 has been released.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 29 August 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Console client, DeployNewYou can enable and configure gzip response compression per application via SAP HANA Cloud Console Client. For more information, see Enabling and Configuring Gzip Response Compression.
Console client, Application maintenanceNew

You can now configure a custom maintenance page that is displayed during planned downtime of an application. For more information, see Using an Application Maintenance Page.

Console client, Application maintenanceNew

It is now possible to update an application to a compatible version without downtime. For more information, see Updating Applications with Zero Downtime.

Console client, Application maintenanceNew

You can perform a soft shutdown of an application or application process by executing shutdown in two steps - first disable opening of new connections and then stop the application or application process. For more information, see Soft Shutdown.

DocumentationNew

A new Operator's Guide has been added in the official SAP HANA Cloud documentation. The guide describes how you can perform the most common operator tasks, such as configuring and updating applications. For more information, see Operator’s Guide.

Console client, DeployEnhancement

You can restart a single application process by ID using the restart command in SAP HANA Cloud console client. For more information, see Start and Stop.

Console client, DeployEnhancement

An application process can now be identified with a short process ID. By default, the status command is showing only the first 7 characters of the process ID and the full process ID can be listed by using the --show-full-process-id option.  For more information, see Status; Start and Stop.

CockpitEnhancementYou can now restart and explicitly stop individual processes of an application from the Cockpit.
Welcome pageEnhancement

When you go to SAP HANA Cloud home page (http://hana.ondemand.com), it opens the Cloud Cockpit as a welcome page and does not redirect to the Developer Center any more.

SecurityEnhancementNew Cybertrust certificates are now installed signed by Baltimore CA (CN = Baltimore CyberTrust Root). If you are using an old SAP JVM version, you might experience SSL handshake errors for outgoing connections to SAP HANA Cloud. We recommend updating to versions 6.1.54 and 7.1.11 available on https://tools.int.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud
Connectivity Service 2.0 (Beta)EnhancementIncrement for the Cloud Connector with version 2.0.2 containing fixes has been released. For more information how to use the Connectivity Service 2.0, see Using Connectivity Service 2.0 Beta.
SAP HANA Cloud runtimeDeprecation

The HTTPS port on localhost is not allowed anymore for loopback connections by the application (calls to https://localhost:8041 are not allowed). For loopback connections, a dedicated HTTP port bound to localhost shall be used. For more information, see Exchanging Data via HTTP Protocol.
The change is necessary for improving platform security.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 15 August 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP HANA Cloud Application RuntimeNewSAP HANA Cloud now provides several parameters in the application process environment that identify the runtime environment of the application, such as application name and landscape type. See the full list of parameters in Using Cloud Environment Variables.
Persistence ServiceEnhancement

Dynamic data source lookup allows you to dynamically bind new schemas to an application while it is running. Applications can use an arbitrary number of schemas, since the data sources are not predefined in the web.xml or persistence.xml file. For more information, see Using Dynamic Data Source Lookup.

Persistence Service

Enhancement

The JDBC driver for SAP HANA Database has been updated to version 1.00.49.373159.

CockpitEnhancement

The status of an application is now shown also with an icon, which makes it easier to view the current status of the application.

CockpitEnhancement

The application and process dashboard now shows your requested and respectively actual runtime versions and alerts you if the version is no longer recommended or expired.

CockpitEnhancement

All Cockpit pages that can be reached from the navigation now have stable links and can be bookmarked and shared. The URLs are human-readable and can be also entered manually or be pre-computed, for example for notifications. Browser back and forward also works and makes the interaction more fluent.

Connectivity Service 2.0 (Beta)Enhancement

Increment for the Cloud Connector with version 2.0.1 containing first fixes has been released.

For more information how to use the Connectivity Service 2.0, see Using Connectivity Service 2.0 Beta.

SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorEnhancement

SAP Cloud Connector 1.3.1 has been released with the following enhancements:

  • A system certificate can now be deleted again
  • An HTTPS server addressed by an internal host can now use wildcard certificates
  • The system certificate is now immediately exchanged in the tunnel runtime after updating it
  • Bugfix for the following issue: larger RFC request data streams could be interrupted and caused an exception in the JCo based cloud application.
SAPUI5Enhancement

New version 1.12.7 of SAPUI5 has been released.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 1 August 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Platform InfrastructureNewSAP HANA Cloud Platform now has a US-based datacenter. For more information, see Deployment Landscapes.
Database Schemas (Beta)New

The persistence service now provides a set of console client commands for handling database schemas. The commands allow you to create, bind, unbind, and delete schemas, and ultimately share schemas between applications and run applications on more than one database at the same time.

For more information, see Database Schemas.

Deploy Service

New

Using the console client you can list all application processes which are started for an application, get the status of a single application process and stop a single application process.

For more information, see Start and Stop.

Remote Database Access (Beta)Enhancement

The remote access servlet no longer needs to be deployed directly with the application in order to access the application’s database schema. Instead, simply bind the remote access servlet to the application’s schema using the new database schema functionality (beta) and then unbind it when remote access is no longer required.

For more information, see Enabling Remote Database Access.

Connectivity Service 2.0 (Beta)Enhancement

The SAP HANA Cloud connectivity service is released in version 2.0 as Beta and can now be used on trial landscape hanatrial.ondemand.com. The new version of the service is now based on standards like Web Sockets and consists of the SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.0 which can be downloaded from the SAP HANA Cloud tools page.

For more information about how to use the Connectivity Service 2.0, see Using Connectivity Service 2.0 Beta.

CockpitEnhancement

You can now filter by ID in the member management of the cockpit.

You can also see all database schemas created within an account. Each schema is listed with its name and the database type and version.

DocumentationEnhancementThe look and feel of the platform documentation is refreshed, making the appearance easier to consume. In particular, the banner has been simplified, the Search field has been added, the legal links have been moved to the footer. Though there is no direct link to the PDF version of documentation, it is available under the usual URL and is regularly updated.
Deploy ServiceDeprecationAs announced earlier, SDKs older than sdk-1.16.0 are deprecated and will stop working with this SAP HANA Cloud release. Use sdk-1.16.0 or later and Eclipse Tools (IDE plugins) 1.9.6 or later.
SAP HANA Cloud runtimeDeprecation

The HTTPS port on localhost will not be allowed anymore for loopback connections by the application (i.e. calls to https://localhost:8041 will not be allowed). For loopback connections, a dedicated HTTP port bound to localhost shall be used.

For more information, see Exchanging Data via HTTP Protocol.

The change will be enabled with the SAP HANA Cloud release planned for August 29th, 2013.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 18 July 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Deploy ServiceEnhancement

Optimized deploy operations via console client when deploying applications with big sizes. The total deployment time may be reduced with up to 50% and varies depending on the archive size and client network.

SAP Development Tools for Eclipse Software Site

Enhancement

https://tools.hana.ondemand.com provides a new software site for the Eclipse Kepler release train. All Cloud Tools are available for Kepler.

SAP HANA Cloud CockpitEnhancementPanels which have specific documentation now show this with a help icon in the right panel header. Clicking the icon opens the help in a separate window.
Logging for ApplicationsEnhancement

Loggers configuration is now persisted on both local runtime and SAP HANA Cloud level. Logger level settings are kept and restored on a server restart, so you do not need to set them over again when restart or redeploy your application.

For more information, see Managing Application Logs from the Eclipse IDE.

Java RuntimeEnhancement

The Java 6 runtime of the HANA Cloud Platform was updated from 1.6.026 to 1.6.043. The new Java Runtime will be provisioned for the applications after a restart. The update includes multiple corrections for bugs and security issues.

For more information, see the official Java SE 6 release notes page. The Java updates are cumulative and 1.6.043 includes all patches since 1.6.026.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 4 July 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP App Designer New

SAP App Designer 0.9.3 is now in beta/trial shipment. SAP App Designer is available for selected Beta customers with restricted functionality (SAP Fiori extensibility scenario). Free trial access will be announced once available.

Remote Database Access

Enhancement

The Remote Database Access Tool (beta) now provides

a SAP HANA studio integration feature that allows you to remotely access the SAP HANA database. To use this feature, you require a local installation of the SAP HANA studio, available for download from https://hanadeveditionsapicl.hana.ondemand.com/hanadevedition/, and a SAP HANA studio remote access plugin, which is contained in the SDK 2.x add-ons directory. For more information, see Connecting to the Remote SAP HANA Database.

Cockpit: LogsEnhancementThe garbage collection log of your application is now available in the Logs section of the cockpit.
Cockpit: DestinationEnhancement

The Destinations editor in the cockpit, applicable on application level, is extended with the following features:

  • You can upload custom 'key store' and 'trust store' (*.jks) files for HTTPS in the cases of client authentication;
  • You can export destination files;
  • You can import destination files in a more convenient way.

For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Cockpit.

SAP HANA Cloud runtimeEnhancement

Applications are now able to make loopback requests to localhost on HTTP port 9001.

SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.12.3 of SAPUI5 has been released.
Connectivity ServiceEnhancementThe dedicated JCo version is now also part of the SAP HANA Cloud runtime for Java EE 6 and the latest corresponding SDK (2.11.10). In addition, JCo now supports MacOS X x86_64 in the local runtimes of both SDKs.
Document ServiceEnhancementDocument Service client libs now include Apache OpenCMIS 0.9.0.
Keystore ServiceEnhancementThe keystore service is no longer in Beta state and can be used productively.
SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancementEclipse Connectivity editor now checks RFC destinations for common errors and prevents inconsistent destinations from being created.
SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancementLoggers configuration on local server is now persisted and kept after server restart.
SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancementJVM version can now be set when deploying to the cloud. If it is not set, the current default JVM for the corresponding SDK version is used (for SDK 1.X - JVM 6, for SDK 2.X - JVM 7).
SAP ID Service customizationEnhancementAccount administrators can customize settings such as social single sign-on with Facebook and Twitter or consumer self-registration when delegating authentication and user management to SAP ID Service.
Flexible mapping between SAML attributes and authorization groupsEnhancementAccount administrators can specify mapping between SAML assertion attribute and authorization groups using a regular expression.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 20 June 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CryptographyNew

You can now unlock unlimited strength cryptography in SAP JVM for your SAP HANA Cloud application.

For more information, see Using Strong Encryption in Applications.

Cockpit: Monitoring

Enhancement

Average Response Time (for the last minute) and Used Memory Heap are now available as new metrics in the process dashboard of SAP HANA Cloud cockpit.

Cockpit: ResourcesEnhancementUsing the cockpit you can find information about the resources consumed by your applications at any time, as well as about the overall platform resources assigned to your account.
Cockpit: ConnectivityEnhancement

RFC (JCo) destinations can be created, edited and uploaded using the Destinations editor in the cockpit.

For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Cockpit.

Web Development ToolsEnhancement

RFC (JCo) destinations can be created, edited and uploaded using the Eclipse Tools.

For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Eclipse IDE.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 6 June 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Gateway as a Service available for Developer AccountsNew

You can now test Gateway as a Service (GWaaS) with your developer account on hanatrial.ondemand.com.

GWaaS is a solution that allows you to consume data from an SAP Business Suite backend system in SAP HANA Cloud. It establishes a connection between SAP Business Suite data and target clients, platforms, and programming framework. Gateway as a Service exposes business data and business logic as OData services on SAP HANA Cloud, thereby enabling customers to run user-centric applications on SAP HANA Cloud.

Keystore Service

New

The Keystore service, now available in Beta state, provides a repository for cryptographic keys and certificates to the applications hosted on SAP HANA Cloud platform. By using the Keystore service, the applications could easily retrieve keystores and use them in various cryptographic operations such as signing and verifying of digital signatures, encrypting and decrypting messages, and performing SSL communication.

For more information, see Keys and Certificates.

Console ClientEnhancementOptimized deploy operations via console client when deploying over a very slow network. The total deployment time is reduced by up to 10%.
Connectivity Service: E-MailEnhancementSAP HANA Cloud SDK for Java Web (SDK 1.x) now supports resource injection for obtaining a javax.mail.Session as well. The Tutorial: Sending E-Mails and the samples in the SDK have been changed to use resource injection instead of hand coded JNDI lookups.
Connectivity Service and SAP Cloud ConnectorEnhancement

RFC protocol is now supported:

  • A dedicated JCo version is now part of the SAP HANA Cloud runtime for Java and the latest corresponding SDK (1.29.18).

        A tutorial in the SAP HANA Cloud documentation describes how to   build   an application that accesses an on-premise ABAP system via RFC.

  • SAP Cloud Connector 1.3.0 has been released with the following enhancements:
    • Configuration of host mappings for the RFC protocol
    • Configuration of function modules as resources in case of RFC
    • SNC configuration for secure communication with ABAP backends when using RFC
    • Support for Host-Header: Host-Header now contains the virtual host as used in the cloud. Thus, an on-premise HTTP application can create URLs pointing to other resources on the same server correctly.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 23 May 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java EE 6 Web Profile supportNew

By using SAP HANA Cloud SDK for Java EE 6 Web Profile, customers and partners can now develop applications that utilize the Java EE 6 WebProfile APIs and deploy such applications on the production landscape hana.ondemand.com.

Persistence Service

Enhancement

SAP HANA Cloud SDK for Java EE 6 Web Profile supports applications that bring their own JPA provider and use it instead of the one provided by the platform. For example, an application can bring in its WEB-INF/lib folder a particular version of EclipseLink and use it. In this case, the application will work with its own JPA provider standalone hence it cannot rely on JPA container logic.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 9 May 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP Development Tools for Eclipse Software SiteEnhancement

https://tools.hana.ondemand.com has grown from an “SAP HANA Cloud Tools” software site to a general “SAP Development Tools for Eclipse” software site. It now provides Eclipse tools for additional development scenarios like ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver and SAP NetWeaver Gateway Productivity Accelerator.

The representation of the SDK, SAP JVM and Cloud Connector downloads on the Cloud tools tab page has been improved as follows:

  • old SDK versions are hidden
  • file names describe runtime type
  • file size is shown.

Document Service

Enhancement

The default protocol has been switched from AtomPub to JSON for better performance and less bandwidth consumption. No application changes are required.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 25 April 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitNew

The cockpit has a new look, new simplified navigation and offers more content at https://account.hana.ondemand.com/cockpit and

https://account.hanatrial.ondemand.com/cockpit.

For more information, see SAP HANA Cloud Cockpit.

Cockpit: Monitoring

New

It is possible to view the current state of the metrics for your applications.

For more information see Applications -> Application Dashboard section.

Cockpit: DestinationsNew

It is now possible to configure and import HTTP and Mail Destinations on application level from the cockpit.
For more information see Configuring Destinations from the Cockpit.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
  • The com.sap.core.connectivity.api.http.HttpDestination class has been extended by a new getURI() method.

        For more information, see Destination API.

  • The documentation of the connectivity service has been restructured and improved.

        For more information, see Consuming SAP HANA Cloud Connectivity Service

Identity ServiceEnhancement

Stronger password policy has been enforced for the platform management tools like the cockpit.

If your password is not complex enough or has not been changed in the last 6 months, you will be asked to change it at the first login via a browser.

Self-RegistrationEnhancement

The self-registration process for SAP HANA Cloud developer accounts has been simplified. Developers can now register via https://account.hana.ondemand.com.

SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancement
  • You can now configure Mail destinations in the Eclipse Connectivity Editor.

        For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Eclipse IDE.

  • Changes in the Eclipse Connectivity Editor on a SAP HANA Cloud local runtime do not require restart of the local runtime anymore.
Local Development ScenarioEnhancement

The SAP JVM  7, a JDK 7 compatible Java Virtual Machine, is now available for the Mac OS X platform as a separate download from the Tools page -> Additional Software section. It can be used for running a local server for SAP HANA Cloud.

For more information see, Java Virtual Machine and Installing the SAP JVM.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 11 April 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Connectivity Service: E-MailNew

Sending and fetching e-mail is now available for productive usage in customer and partner accounts.

For more information, see Sending and Fetching E-Mail.

Connectivity Service: E-Mail

New

Support for e-mail protocols has been merged into the connectivity service.

For more information see SAP HANA Cloud Connectivity Service.

SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancement

You can now also install the SAP HANA Cloud Tools for Java directly from the Eclipse Marketplace.

For more information, see this blog.

SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancement

Information about getting started with SAP HANA Cloud has been added to the Eclipse Welcome screen. This information is visible after the installation of SAP HANA Cloud Tools for Java.

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud - 28 March 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
RebrandingNew

SAP NetWeaver Cloud is now part of SAP HANA Cloud. All sites, documentation and tools have been rebranded.

For more information, see http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-39315.

Remote Database Access

New

The Remote Database Access Tool, available as a beta version, is delivered as part of the beta SDK 2.x in the new add-ons directory. It allows you to remotely access your application’s database schema and tables on the SAP HANA Cloud platform, investigate and repair application data, and create, drop, and modify database objects. It is currently available for SAP MaxDB only.

For more information, see Remote Database Access.

SAPUI5 ToolsEnhancement

New version 1.10 of UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 (SAPUI5) has been released.

For more information, see SAPUI5 detailed release notes.

SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaEnhancement

Downloading and installing SAP HANA Cloud Tools for Java from the Tools Update Site  does not require a log-in anymore. The license click-through for downloading the SDK has been simplified.

SAP HANA Cloud Tools for JavaDeprecation

The support for Indigo version of Eclipse has entered the end of maintenance. The Indigo update site is still operational but no updates will be made. We recommend that you use Juno Service Release 2.

Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver Cloud - 14 March 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Identity FederationNew

A new feature for testing the identity federation and single sign-on scenarios end-to-end has been introduced. With the test local identity provider (IdP), you can now establish trust to an easy-to-use test IdP running on your local machine.

For more information, see Using a Local Test Identity Provider.

Identity Federation

Enhancement

You can now upload your identity provider metadata as an XML file in the SAP NetWeaver Cloud Cockpit.

For more information, see Using a Custom Identity Provider.

Mail ServiceEnhancement

SAP NetWeaver Cloud Mail Service now supports fetching mail via IMAP and POP3 protocols from an internet accessible mail provider.

For more information, see Using the Mail Service.

Mail ServiceEnhancementThe sample application “Tutorial: Sending E-Mails” is now delivered as part of the SAP NetWeaver Cloud SDK.
Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

SAP NetWeaver Cloud Connectivity Service now supports destinations on account level. The destinations on account level are visible for all applications of a given account and thus it is possible to centrally create and maintain shared destinations.

For more information, see Connectivity Destinations Overview.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancementNew micro-version 4.1.3 of org.apache.http.client, part of SAP NetWeaver Cloud Connectivity Service API  has been released. It brings some minor enhancements and replaces previous 4.1.1 version. For more information, see Apache httpclient release notes.
SAP NetWeaver Cloud SDKDeprecationAll SDKs older than 6 months have been removed and all remaining SDKs older than 3 months (< sdk-1.16.0) are deprecated and will stop working on June 6th 2013.

Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver Cloud - 28 February 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Document ServiceEnhancement

An application no longer needs an authenticated user for accessing the Document Service. This allows for public or unauthenticated use cases as well.

For more information, see Document Service Concepts -> User Management section.

Mail Service

Enhancement

Sending mail is no longer restricted to certain mail providers. The SMTP standard ports 465 (SMTPS) and 587 (SMTP+STARTTLS) are open for outgoing connections.

For more information, see Using the Mail Service.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

When viewing logs in Eclipse, you can switch between the log files of different servers directly from the Server Logs view.

For more information, see Managing Application Logs from the Eclipse IDE.

DocumentationEnhancementSAP NetWeaver Cloud documentation is now aligned with the standard SAP look and feel for online documentation.

Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver Cloud - 14 February 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription

Mail Service

Enhancement

The underlying javax.mail API has been upgraded from version 1.4.1 to 1.4.5 for the Beta SDK 2.x

For more information, see Mail Service API.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

You can now change the log level of multiple loggers simultaneously.

For more information, see Viewing Logs and Setting Log Levels from the Eclipse IDE.

Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver Cloud - 31 January 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription

SAP Cloud Connector

Enhancement

SAP Cloud Connector (SCC) 1.2.0 has been released with the following enhancements:

  • An automatic check for landscape host and proxy (if existing) that shows whether a connection to the Cloud is possible. The result appears on the Home tab.
  • A manual connectivity check for all exposed systems, which shows whether the backend is reachable from SCC.
  • A process monitor that shows the status of all SCC processes and provides a restart option for the different process groups.

You can download SAP Cloud Connector via the SAP NetWeaver Cloud update site -> Additional Software tab.

Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver Cloud - 17 January 2013

FunctionType of ChangeDescription

Sample Application “Paul the Octopus”

New

“Paul the Octopus” is a sample Web application that provides a complete example of all platform services of SAP NetWeaver Cloud, synchronously working together. The application code samples are provided and explained in details in a community blog.

For more information, see:

Community blog: Get Ready for Your Paul Position

Documentation: Running Sample Applications.

Persistence ServiceEnhancement

The SAP HANA database is now available for use on the nwtrial.ondemand.com landscape. The default database type to be used (the SAP HANA database or SAP MaxDB) can be selected when you register for a developer account. For more information, see Signing Up for an Account.

Deploying an Application to SAP NetWeaver CloudBugfix

The issue with deploying to the Cloud when your IDE is behind a proxy requiring basic authentication has been resolved.

For more information, see this thread.

For more information about older release notes, see Archive - Release Notes for SAP NetWeaver Cloud 2012.

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