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SAP NetWeaver BW with IBM DB2 for LUW

IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows offers unique features like 'Multidimensional Clustering' (MDC) and 'Database Partitioning' (DPF) for data warehouse/OLAP-like workloads. Read on to find out how these features are used by SAP NetWeaver Business Warehoouse.

 

SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0x - Administration Tasks IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Source: SAP SMP (login requred)

SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 and Higher - Administration Tasks IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Source: SAP SMP (login requred)

 

These documents describes the physical database layout, the administration tasks that you have to perform and performance recommendations for an SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.0 system and higher on IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, or Windows. The updated administration guide now contains the description of how to use the MDC Advisor. As of SAP EHP1 for SAP Netweaver 7.0, you can use the MDC Advisor (now part fo the DBA Cockpit) to collect and analyze SAP BI reporting queries for an InfoProvider. The MDC Advisor returns an MDC proposal for the fact tables of an InfoCube and for the active table of a DataStore object. Based on this MDC proposal, you can change the clustering of the analyzed InfoProvider

 

Multi Dimensional Clustering and Deployment in SAP Business Warehouse

This paper provides an introduction to Multidimensional clustering (MDC) which is a unique feature of IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows.

 

Building and Scaling SAP Business Information Warehouse on DB2 UDB ESE (IBM Redbook)

The primary objective of this IBM Redbook is to demonstrate and document the process of Installing, Administering, Tuning and Scaling SAP Business Information Warehouse with DB2 Universal Database (UDB) Enterprise Server Edition (ESE). Another important goal of this book is to familiarize you with the architecture and functionality of SAP BW and DB2 UDB ESE.

 

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