San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Die Adler Mannheim, NBA, NFL are some of SAP’s customers in the sports world. It was also one of the lead sponsors at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics event this weekend. Amit Sinha gave me a quick tour of some of its apps for the vertical
The NBA is using HANA to power its stats site. The volume of data does not make HANA sweat but the crush of concurrent access by thousands of fans can be challenging especially on nights like February 4 when LeBron James had a near perfect night – see graph
Developed along with the 49ers, SAP has released a scouting app which allows to record various athlete performance stats, and qualitative comments and benchmark them against peers in that role.
Fan Experience mobile apps being developed for the 49ers new stadium will allow fans to share photo and video on a proprietary social network, allow for paperless ticketing, mobile pays for concessions and reward fans with promotions.
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