SAP BW 7.4 on SAP HANA / The In-Memory Data Fabric
SAP BW 7.4 SP8 powered by SAP HANA is the next milestone for enterprise data warehousing with BW on HANA and provides the next level of simplification for BW .In addition, SAP BW on Hana’s Virtual Data Warehouse capabilities have been enhanced for even more flexibility.
The further push down of transformations and OLAP capabilities are next steps for excellent data Load – and Analysis performance.
Customers focusing on the planning capabilities will benefit from the enhanced Planning application Kit and FOX usability.
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 the presentation attached to SAP Note 1983178.(SMP Login required)
Listen to Marc Hartz and Ulrich Christ introducing the renewed concepts and possibilities when SAP BW 7.4 SP8 is powered by SAP HANA. They’ll introduce the major guiding points and semantics of a data warehouse and demonstrate them in a business scenario, directly in the system. You will learn and experience the latest developments, with SAP BW 7.4 SP 8 powered by SAP HANA, as well as opportunities for real-time data integration and agile data modelling. You will see what it means to consume the data via a data warehouse and how SAP HANA helps to speed up data analysis. Enjoy!
Highlights of SAP BW 7.4 SP8 powered by SAP HANA
Virtual Data Warehouse
Next level Open ODS Views
Additional CompositeProvider scenarios
Advanced DataStore Object consolidating DataStore Objects and InfoCubes
HANA model generation for BW Queries
Common user experience for data modeling
SAP HANA dynamic tiering for SAP BW
Enhanced operations and Query optimization for NLS
Next level of performance in data staging for BW on HANA
Further push down of OLAP capabilities
Planning application Kit (PAK) feature complete with BW-IP
Enhanced FOX productivity and usability
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (not only on SAP HANA) continues to be the cornerstone of SAP's strategic vision for enterprise data warehousing providing organizations a solid data foundation to capture, store, transform and manage data in a scalable, enterprise-ready data warehouse. See this presentation to understand the mayor steps for a successful upgrade to SAP Business Warehouse 7.40 SP06 and higher
This presentation mainly lists the removed limitations of the PAK by revision, explains the FOX enhancements for IP, shows how the support of the CompositeProvider in addition to the MultiProvider works, and describes the new master data maintenance UI based on WebDynpro.
SAP BW 7.4 ABAP Support Packages Schedule and Implications