SAP has been aggressively selling its HANA platform and while the back-end is proprietary, it has been starting to push the open front-end out into the world. Witness the “code jams” scheduled for the Northen-hemisphere summer, the sponsorship of the newly-created Amsterdam OSCON, the Facebook and Twitter feeds, etc. The corporate behemoth is indeed, like its SAPUI5 mascot of the phoenix, rising again. Though not to worry, boys and girls, it was never doing badly on the financial front. ( See, for instance, a very healthy 2014 report. )
Das ist passiert, meine liebe Freunde.
Concita Wurst’s winning Eurovision song:-
Rise like a phoenix
Out of the ashes