SAP had 179 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. SAP SE filed patents in Q1 2024 for managing distributed transactions in a database, providing map paths for data storage, transferring data from a database extension layer, presenting subsets of result sets from a remote system, and facilitating extensibility for an enterprise portal in a cloud computing environment. The patents cover various methods and systems for efficient data management and processing in database systems. GlobalData’s report on SAP gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

SAP grant share with digitalization as a theme is 56% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Distributed transaction management with tokens (Patent ID: US20240104124A1)

The patent filed by SAP SE describes a system, method, and computer product for managing distributed transactions of a database. The system includes a transaction manager for each transaction, generating a transaction token specifying visible data, utilizing row and column storage engines, and employing transaction and computed identifiers for record-level locking. The method involves executing transactions with the transaction manager, generating main/history and delta indexes, and updating transaction identifiers to computed identifiers for committed transactions.

The claims detail the computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for managing distributed transactions in a database. The method involves providing transaction managers, generating transaction tokens, utilizing row and column storage engines, and locking records using identifiers. The system includes processors and memory for executing the method, generating indexes, and updating identifiers. The computer program product stores instructions for implementing the method, generating indexes, updating identifiers, and executing distributed transactions. Overall, the patent focuses on efficiently managing distributed transactions in a database using transaction and computed identifiers for record locking and visibility control.

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