AWS, SAP Partner to Offer AI Cloud Tools to Power Business Applications

Amazon’s Bedrock platform will be made available on SAP’s infrastructure service to accelerate business AI adoption

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

June 4, 2024

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AWS and SAP are jointly offering cloud-based solutions to help businesses accelerate generative AI adoption using their own custom data.

As part of a newly expanded partnership, Amazon’s generative AI platform Bedrock will be made available through SAP’s AI Core infrastructure service.

Businesses using SAP’s solutions can access a variety of large language models including Anthropic’s Claude 3 to power their AI applications.

“AWS was the first cloud provider certified to support the SAP portfolio and today, thousands of enterprise companies run SAP solutions on AWS to get the most out of their mission-critical applications,” said Matt Garman, AWS’ incoming CEO. “Now, AWS and SAP are making it faster and easier for companies to apply generative AI to their core business data to become more efficient, responsive and sustainable.”

Under the deal SAP will use AWS’ Graviton4 chips to power workloads on its HANA Cloud service. SAP already uses AWS’ Graviton3 chips. The company claims the hardware offers 30% improvements running analytical workloads.

SAP will also use AWS’ purpose-built AI hardware for running AI and machine learning workloads, including the Trainium and Inferentia chips.

SAP says its engineers were able to train and fine-tune unspecified large language models in two days using AWS’ AI chips on what would have taken 23 days using Amazon’s EC2 instances.

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Businesses can also access a series of embedded use cases on RISE, SAP’s cloud suite of AI tools on AWS.

Amazon’s satellite broadband network, Project Kuiper, will use RISE to support supply chain and manufacturing processes. 

“Partnerships like this collaboration with AWS are critical as we embed generative AI solutions across our enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications so that customers can drive innovation at an accelerated pace,” said Christian Klein, SAP’s CEO. “In addition to delivering modern cloud ERP to our joint customers, we are excited to support Amazon on their own transformation journey as they adopt RISE with SAP for pioneering areas such as Project Kuiper, Amazon’s satellite initiative intended to increase global broadband access.”

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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