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New: FAQ -SAP BW & Operational Data Provisioning Framework (ODP)


Checkout the new Blog from Marc Hartz "FAQ: SAP BW & Operational Data Provisioning Framework (ODP)"

that broaches the basic topics like use cases, source system sizing, supported releases, existing extractor handling and more.


Unified Solution – SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics & SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA!

Read about the best-of-breed suite of analytical services and how it enables you to drive your business in real-time on the next generation of platform, SAP HANA. In particular get an overview of the different SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics & SAP BW Data Integration scenarios and understand how to implement them.

SAP's Overall Data Warehousing Strategy


SAP HANA Data Warehousing summarizes SAP's overall offering for highly flexible and agile Data Warehousing. It mainly consists of an application driven approach based on SAP BW powered by SAP HANA and in addition of  an SQL driven approach also based on SAP HANA and additional SAP tools like SAP Power Designer, SAP DW Foundation, SAP Information Steward etc. Of course both approaches can also be combined with each other.


HANA Data Warehousing: The HANADW


With this blog Thomas Zurek sheds some light into the direction that SAP is taking towards a unified offering for building a data warehouse on top of HANA. The unofficial working title is the HANA DW. The blog is divided into 3 sections, each addressing the most pressing questions  from customers who have already seen flavours of this.


Ramp-Up SAP BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA- nomination is open now!               


You like to be in the front row and experience the new features firsthand?
We have now opened up nominations for customers, who want to participate in the Ramp-Up for SAP Business Warehouse 7.5, edition for SAP HANA. For more information please see the Ramp-Page for SAP BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA


Read more about SAP's overall Data warehouse strategy and find out about the highlights of SAP BW 7.5 in the SAP BW 7.5 SP1 powered by SAP HANA Overview and Roadmap .








FC Bayern Munich meets IT demands with ERP and BW on HANA in the Cloud

Learn from FC Bayern Munich (FCB), one of the most prestigious soccer brands in the world, how migrating their SAP ERP and SAP BW solution to the SAP HANA platform and deploying them in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud helps FCB to meet the complex IT demands of a growing midsize business.


SAP BW powered by SAP HANA - Modeling Tools in Eclipse               

Since SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA, we introduced a new modelling experience for BW using eclipse. This toolset provides a common user experience via a central, unified, modeling environment. Learn more about this with the new Video Learning Series on the SAP BW powered by SAP HANA - Modeling Tools in Eclipse page


How to check the SAP BW Query push down to SAP HANA

You would like to know which parts of your BW Query execution is pushed down to SAP HANA and executed in the application layer?
Read this blog from Marc Hartz , who  describes how to detect these runtime improvements in your query execution.


The Wienerberger Story

The world's largest producer of bricks and the European leader in clay roof tiles, Wienerberger's business is characterized by strong seasonal fluctuations in demand. But slow IT performance, lack of functionality, and high support costs were making it difficult to improve sales planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes.

The central deployment of the planning applications kit for the SAP® Business Warehouse application powered by SAP HANA® allows Wienerberger to take a more granular, bottom-up approach to sales planning. The solution enables the business to make better, more-aligned decisions and IT to reduce support costs by up to 70% and accelerate the rollout of solution enhancements.


Release of SAP BW 7.4 SP8/9

SAP BW 7.4 SP8/SP9  powered by SAP HANA is the next milestone for enterprise data warehousing with BW on HANA and provides major enhancements in the area of running SAP BW on HANA as the Virtual Data Warehouse with the next level of Open ODS Views and additional CompositeProvider scenarios. In order to provide further simplification the Advanced DataStore object will consolidate DataStore Objects and InfoCubes.  Data modeling as well as query design will be supported via a common user experience. Big Data scenarios will be supported by SAP HANA dynamic tiering and performance enhancements will be provided for data staging as well as for OLAP analysis. Customers focusing on the planning capabilities will benefit from the enhanced Planning application Kit  and FOX usability



Prototyping Your Scenarios with SAP BW7.4-on-HANA in the Cloud  – Piece of Cake with SDATA

You  heard about the exciting new functionality that is offered by BW-on-HANA especially with the latest feature package SAP BW 7.4 SP08(SCN or openSAP course).! And of course, you know of the easy way to get a free trial version of SAP BW7.4 SP08 on HANA! Now the big question is: how can you test your reporting scenarios with your data in such an environment? With the SDATA tool we have made exactly this extremely easy and comfortable!Read More...


Extended Storage and Dynamic Tiering

In his blog Thomas Zurek resolves the confusion around the terminology of extended storage and dynamic tiering within HANA. Further details can be found in a presentation attached to SAP Note 1983178.(SMP Login required)



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