SAP had 31 patents in big data during Q4 2023. SAP SE has filed patents for a location data processing system, a component packing function for installing applications, a machine learning model for evaluating supplier responses, a unified data processing framework for different API specifications, and a migration tool for moving analytics tools between deployments. GlobalData’s report on SAP gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

SAP grant share with big data as a theme is 54% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Location data processing system (Patent ID: US20230401179A1)

The patent filed by SAP SE describes a location data processing system that can store location-based data across multiple coordinate systems in a single column of a table. The system receives location-based data, divides it into fragments, and includes metadata to evaluate the data based on the coordinate system. Queries can be made to retrieve specific data entries that satisfy certain attributes. The system is designed to handle data from unknown coordinate systems and can return the identified subset of data entries based on the query.

The method and system outlined in the patent claims involve configuring a column in a table to store location-based data across various coordinate systems, including unknown ones. The data entries in the column contain specific location-based data and identifiers for the corresponding coordinate systems. The system can receive, divide, and evaluate the data based on the metadata included in the entries. Queries can be processed to retrieve data entries that meet specific criteria. The patent also covers the use of different coordinate systems, such as GPS, and the storage of location-based data corresponding to points or polygons. The system is designed to efficiently handle and process location data stored in different coordinate systems within a single database structure.

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