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[NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
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For Application Development-Deployment, S/4 HANA Cloud, and SAP AI in this area, SAP BTP is very well suited. But while using S/4 HANA Cloud, I thought that instead of using AWS as an Infra as a PaaS, why can't SAP build its own PaaS as a Service? Also, instead of Cloud Foundry, SAP supposes to promote Kyma Environment, its very own development system.
Read full review Pros Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture). Great at serving static content. Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability. Open-Source (no cost)! Read full review It provides end to end solution to build and run any applications It provides development tool like business application studio which is best and we can access it from anywhere. There are many in built services are available which we can bind to our application and use it functionality with no code. Read full review Cons Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue? I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this. It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work. It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together. I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments. Read full review Expand the standard integration with S4Hana bringing all tables, such as maintenance plans, task lists, etc. Expand the standard integration with APM (asset performance management). Ability to create BTP “items/events” from an APM alert for example. Add more options to UI. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Great value for the product
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As many customers have SAP landscape, the SAP Business Technology Platform is slowly becoming an integral part of the cloud solutions.
Read full review Usability Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also . Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues. from the administration perspective Read full review
We had a solution to exchange data with an external partner. The project had to be delivered fast. The exchanges had to be secure. BTP offers everything needed to accomplish that. The solution had to extract data from our backend, and we did not want to give access to the partner. So the application developed with BTP was the «only one» accessing the backend.
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Principal, Lead developer, Lead designer
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Sometimes SAP Support might take much longer time to get back to you or to resolve the issue we raise to the support team related to some issue in the product, and hence this is one point SAP still has to work on. Although they have SLA Setup, sometimes support might give useless updates, and their SLA might keep on increasing.
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1. Sometimes the licensing doesn’t make sense, e.g., Difficult to understand the license for ABAP cloud runtime. 2. When SAP Business Technology Platform workflow cost is very high but process automation which offers more features has less cost.
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We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely Read full review
We have used the plain cloud foundry variant also, and there were many problems we faced while running applications on cloud foundry. We have also used the GCP platform to run our applications here also faced many problems. SAP BTP services and integration of service are strong points to consider it.
Read full review Return on Investment Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache. Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy"). Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly. Read full review It has saved the costs in terms of maintaining on-prem systems It has a good ecosystem within the apps which makes the integration work simpler and faster It has an in-built analytics tool which will help in rendering quick reports based on the requirement from the leadership It has good connectivity options with out of SAP applications which are very important to have as per industry standards Read full review ScreenShots