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SAP to open-source developers: Work for the HANA cause

SAP is turning to the open-source development community to get more applications written for its HANA in-memory processing engine.

The enterprise software giant has announced the availability of SAP River, a hosted real-time development environment, designed to speed up the creation of native apps powered by SAP HANA.

Describing SAP River as a new development language and environment, the company said it will make developers more productive by simplifying the process of producing complete SAP HANA back-end applications.