With the Big Data market stated to explode to US$48 billion in 2017 from US$11.6 billion in 2012, and venture funding crossing US$2.5 billion in such companies, Big Data is no longer a fad, but a reality facing many businesses as they strive to stay competitive in this data- and mobile-centric market.

Along with emerging new trends like the Internet of Things and wearable computing, Big Data is poised to disrupt existing business models of organisations, and herald a new era in computing and intelligence. For startups, this represents a tremendous opportunity to ride the wave with the right product, in the right market and the right platform to base the product on.

Here, SAP is pleased to present the Startup Forum, an event for startup firms to explore the Big Data phenomenon, spot the industry trends, as well as learn about SAP’s Big Data platform SAP HANA. It will also throw light on how to make powerful applications that can transform businesses.

SAP HANA provides users with a single, high velocity, in-memory computing platform, accelerating the running of analytics applications. Its 100 per cent native in-memory column store is optimised for business functions, predictive analytics and text analytics libraries, leveraging common industry standards to deliver blazingly fast analytics (OLAP) performance directly against large volumes of transactional data (OLTP), in-memory and in real-time.

The SAP Startup Forum will be held in five cities across Asia, namely Jakarta (Indonesia), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Taguig City (Philippines), and Hong Kong.

Event details:

  • Start: Monday, 11 August, 2014 09:00 AM
  • End: Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 06:00 PM
  • Venue : SAP Hong Kong 35/F, Tower Two Times Square, 1 Matheson Street Causeway BayHong Kong
  • Country : Hong Kong
  • Register here
  • Organiser : SAP

If you’re looking for ways to harness Big Data to drive your companies’ processes, here’s the chance! Learn about partnering with the SAP Startup Focus programme to build solutions on SAP HANA with a complimentary prototyping workshop. You can even explore funding options with SAP Ventures, and gain access to SAP’s customer base of more 200,000+ firms worldwide.