The world’s biggest software company, SAP, has to have its own “big data” centre, to store and process its data.
SAP’s chief executive has said the company needs a data centre to house its vast data sets.
And a number of analysts have raised questions about the security of such a centre, as it would be used to store huge volumes of data.
What does it mean for businesses?
SAP’s corporate data centre is part of a massive data centre network which includes three data centres in China, India and Japan.
SAP has also set up an office in Ireland.
What are the other big companies doing with big data?
Amazon, Facebook and Google are using big data to power products such as Amazon’s cloud services, Google’s data analytics service, and YouTube’s video platform.
And Facebook and Microsoft have been building and testing their own big data centres, as well as using their own data centres.
What’s the big deal about cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a technology that lets you store data locally on servers.
That allows you to store large amounts of data in a very short time, which in turn can speed up data processing.
The technology is used by some companies such as Google and Amazon, but it also allows organisations to build their own cloud data centres that store large volumes of information.
There are many ways to store data in cloud data centers.
Some of these companies have their own private data centres where data is stored, but others are using third-party data centres such as data centres from Amazon.
Where is SAP’s data centre located?
SAP operates a data centres across the world.
In Europe, it operates data centres at its headquarters in San Jose, California.
It has two data centres – one in India and one in Singapore – both of which are used by SAP.
Where does SAP store its data?
SAP stores the vast majority of its data in its own facilities, including servers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.
In China, it has data centres based at the Guangzhou data centre and Shanghai data centre.
The data centres also store large numbers of personal data such as financial and medical information.
Where can I get more information about SAP?
SAP has a number “SAP Big Data” resources to help people understand SAP’s business and its work.
You can find more information on SAP’s website, including this SAP Big Data FAQ.
You might also want to read our previous stories on the security and privacy of big data.
How do I know if my data is sensitive?
SAP offers a “safe harbour” feature for customers who choose to use its cloud data services.
It says that SAP “does not control the use of your data and you should always exercise caution when handling or using sensitive information.”
You can read more about this at the SAP Data Safety Policy.
What happens if my business decides to go digital?
SAP is committed to creating a secure digital future.
SAP is using new technologies such as encrypted communications, encrypted storage and encrypted communication, and is improving its policies and practices around the use and disclosure of customer data.
We also work closely with government, regulators and other partners to help them understand how SAP’s cloud computing platform can support digital transformation.
For more information, you can read our blog, SAP Digital Transformation: the Next Step.