Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner

Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry III - Exercise: Competing Cloud Platforms

General Information

  • Teaching staff: Dr. Matthias Uflacker
  • Location: HPI Campus II, Building D
  • Room: D-E.9/10
  • 4 Semesterwochenstunden (SWS) 6 ECTS (graded)
  • Introductory course: Thu Apr. 11 2019, 09:15, HPI Campus II, Room D-E.9/10
  • Next Meeting: Thu Apr. 25 2019, 09:15 in V-2.16

Scope of the exercise

In this exercise, you will earn hands-on experience on how to develop a standard ERP finance or real estate process on the cloud computing platforms AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and SAP Cloud Platform.

The task of this exercise is:

  • to implement a finance or real estate process on a cloud platform using serverless technologies – you will team up with your peers and take on the challenge using the tools of “your” platform against the solutions your opponents will be able to derive based on “their” platforms
  • to evaluate cloud qualities like the development experience, performance, scalability, availability, and expected costs on each platform (within a small budget)
  • to analyze the available options and technologies on each platform for securely integrating with a standard ERP system like SAP S/4HANA

Learning Goals

  • Get familiar with a standard ERP finance or real estate process
  • Get acquainted with state-of-the-art cloud computing platforms: AWS, Azure, GCP, SAP CP
  • Build a cloud-native application considering both technical and business-related constraints
  • Learn the strengths and gain an understanding of the limits of serverless computing


The final grading will consist of the following individual parts: 

  • Implementation and presentation of your application
  • Project documentation

Suggested Readings

Please find Daniel's slide deck for the intro session here.