How to Select the Right Mobile Solution Architecture for Your Use Case

  • by Harris Quddos, PMP, SAP Mobility Solutions Strategy Consultant & Architect
  • October 12, 2012
Understand the main mobility architecture paradigms currently supported by the Sybase Unwired Platform, and the advantages and drawbacks of each. Get a high-level view of the architecture and basic steps for implementing each.
Key Concept
A mobile business object is a method of encapsulating business data so that it can be used across multiple kinds of mobile devices. It is a key functionality of the Sybase Unwired Platform.

As part of SAP’s strategic decision to adopt the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) as its mobile platform, companies today have several development paradigms from which they can choose when building their mobile solution architecture on the SUP. The following is a list of standard mobility development architecture examples supported by SAP at the time that this article was published: 

  • Native Application Development using Mobile Business Object (MBO)-based Native Object APIs
  • Hybrid Web development using Sybase Unwired WorkSpace
  • Native Application Development using the SUP Open Data Protocol (OData) Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Native Application Development using the SUP Data Orchestration Engine (DOE)

My overview of the options supported by SUP can serve as a guide for deciding which is best suited for different types of business scenarios. The strategic approach I propose will assist you in selecting a solution that will provide long-term scalability, sustainability, security, and the potential for integration with innovative open standard technologies.

Harris Quddos, PMP

Harris Quddos has more than 18 years experience across several continents as an IT professional and SAP consultant and solutions advisor in the areas of software development, architecture, design, ERP integration, enterprise portal technologies, Web integration, and enterprise mobility platforms and solutions.  In his current role, he is responsible for backbone mobile strategy and is involved in PMO activities for delivery of mobile deployments across many of BP’s assets globally.

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