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SAP Business Warehouse
SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) - also known as SAP Netweaver Business Intelligence (SAP BI) - is the name of the Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) solution of SAP AG. It was originally named SAP BIW (Business Information Warehouse).
SAP BW consists amongst other things of components for the integration, transformation, consolidation, cleanup, and storage of data (Data Warehousing Workbench), extensive data modeling capabilities, an embedded analytical engine, a suite of rich front-end analytical tools referred to as Business Explorer (BEx), operational tools used for importing the most current transactional data into the system and managing the data warehouse processes, a Metadata Repository, Business Planning and Simulation (SAP BPS), and special analysis processes such as data mining.
More recently, SAP HANA has been added to the EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse) -platform. SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an on-premise appliance, or in the cloud. It is a relatively new data platform that's best suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications.
Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDW) traditionally have three purposes:
- Consolidating data from disparate systems into homogeneous objects designed with online analytical processing (OLAP) in mind, leveraging a common set of standards and master data
- Ensuring that the OLAP workload would not interfere with SAP ERPs job of executing business transactions (to do this, BW and ERP typically ran on separated databases with their own application servers)
- Ensuring that response times would be reasonable (to achieve this, traditional data warehouses store data in aggregated forms)
We are experienced and happy to assist our clients with the latest EDW technologies and related services:
SAP BW on HANA,
SAP HANA, SQLScript, HANA Live
Side-Car implementation on HANA
HANA implementations and consulting
HANA testing and data migration
Planning and Roadmaps toward SAP HANA based technologies
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