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SAP Netweaver Business Warehouse Accelerator

The SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator is a new approach for boosting SAP NetWeaver BW performance based on SAP's search and classification engine, and on specially configured hardware. SAP NetWeaver BW customers adopting the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator can expect radical improvements in query performance through sophisticated in-memory data compression and horizontal and vertical data partitioning, with near zero administrative overhead. The articles, tutorials, and help provided on this topic page will show you how.

You'll also find many discussions regarding the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator in this active forum. Learn from your peers and share your experiences.

See the related information regarding the Business Objects Explorer.

See the news pages for the Revisions of  BWA 7.00  and BWA 7.20

Please note that the SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator was renamend to SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator.
Documents published before January 2009 might still use the old term

Getting Started

What's New with SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 and BW Accelerator 7.20   NEW!

This booklet is designed to give the reader a comprehensive overview of the new BWA-related functionality shipped in the BW7.30 release (delta to BW7.0x releases). It is aimed at BW & BWA Administrators or consultants with technical experience. This document does not substitute the online documentation. Instead, it looks at the functionality from a different angle and provides additional guidance and insight.

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator - Hardware Sizing   NEW!

The presentation provides an update on hardware sizing for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator. It explains the difference between SAP Quick Sizer and Expert Sizing and helps you identify scenarios that are suitable for the accelerator. We include step-by-step sizing guidelines with screenshots. Chapters on high-end scalability and sizing for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, accelerated version, round off the presentation.

Latest Weblogs 

Read the latest Weblogs about the Business Warehouse Accelerator and the recent discussions.

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator & SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Overview

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator has been proven an innovative, fast, scalable and seamless solution that helps speeding up query performance significantly without investing into tedious and resource-intensive performance optimization processes such as creating aggregates, database tuning etc. Based on the accelerator's in-memory, SAP just released SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, a newly developed solution available to the SAP NetWeaver BW community, to provide uncomplicated, self-service access to BI that is easily and cost effectively supported. This presentation shows you positioning as well as technical details on both solutions.

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator

In this article, IDC Research evaluates the role that BW Accelerator can play in promoting the use of SAP NetWeaver as a platform for business analytics solutions.

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator Implementation Scenarios 

This whitepaper by Michael Hoerisch of SAP Labs defines several different SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator implementation scenarios based on different sets of customer criteria and requirements. With this, you can develop your own implementation approach for existing SAP NetWeaver BW installations below SAP NetWeaver 7.0.

Supercharge Your BW with SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator (SAP Solution Brief) 

Learn more about the BW Accelerator that "snaps in" to the SAP NetWeaver platform. Developed in conjunction with Intel, this easy-to-use appliance enables you to sort through volumes of information quickly while maintaining high levels of performance.

Frequently Asked Questions - SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator in SAP NetWeaver 7.0 

Here you'll find answers to many frequently asked questions about BW Accelerator in SAP NetWeaver 7.0.

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator - Executive Demo 

The executive demo shows how quickly and easily information consumers as well as business analysts can navigate over massive data volumes with the BW Accelerator. This retail scenario manages more than one billion records at POS detail level and demonstrates that end users can dig down to the deepest information levels almost instantaneously.

More Information

The SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator - WinterCorp Whitepaper 

This whitepaper by WinterCorp, an independent research and consulting firm, describes the BW Accelerator in detail and discusses its architecture, principal features, and performance and administration benefits.

Large-Scale Testing of the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 

In 2007, SAP and IBM engaged WinterCorp to monitor and independently report on Project Jupiter, a joint effort by SAP and IBM to conduct large-scale scalability tests of the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator on an IBM-provided infrastructure, against user data volumes between 5 terabytes and 25 terabytes.  This paper describes their analysis of the Project Jupiter results.

Services

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator Consulting Services and Workshops

The consulting services for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator put you in the driver's seat. You decide the type of assistance you need and select only those options. Whether you're new to BW Accelerator and want to know more or need to conduct a full implementation quickly - the Consulting Services and Workshops can provide you with the level of assistance required to move forward with confidence.

This presentation describes the the available consulting services and workshops in detail. To learn more about how we can help you understand, test and implement SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator software, contact your SAP representative.

SAP Support Services And Expertise-On-Demand

SAP Safeguarding (SMP Logon required)

Reduce implementation- or upgrade risks and costs and ensure proper performance
Managing and maintaining an information technology environment is an increasingly complex, costly, and risky proposition. SAP Safeguarding helps to mitigate the technical risks of a SAP NetWeaver® - BW  implementation or upgrade and ensures a smooth go-live and ongoing operations.

SAP can help you identify and reduce the risk of technical implementation or upgrade. SAP Safeguarding offers the assessments, tools, and services you need to reduce the technical risk and cost associated with implementation and upgrade projects. By selecting SAP Safeguarding, you benefit from our 30-plus years of experience supporting thousands of installations.
We help you avoid complications from the very beginning of your implementation and upgrade projects.

SAP Services and Expertise-On-Demand For SAP Netweaver BW Accelerator

SAP Quality Check for SAP NetWeaver® BW Accelerator 

SAP Quality Check for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator can help you to identify and reduce the risks during your SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator implemenation, as part of a SAP NetWeaver® BW implementation or upgrade project.

The services are delivered alligend with the SAP Safeguarding and RunSAP Methodology and in collaboration with your hardware vendor.

The SAP Quality Check for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator offers the assessments, tools, and services you need to reduce the technical risks and costs associated within the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator implementation.

With expertise-on-demand you can get in contact with SAP engineers to get answers to your spedific questions related to configuration and operation.

These tailored services, which are delivered either remotely or on-site by SAP engineers, cover the implementation life cycle of your SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator with the clear scope on sizing- and configuration verification, high availalbility, data consistency and operation.

The SAP Quality Check forSAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator helps to ensures that the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator implementation is completed as quickly, smoothly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible.

Contact Persons

EMEA: Oliver Wolff  Richard Bremer Christian Baehr

US: Srinivas Rapthadu  Jose Augusto, Tornero  Thomas Walther

APA: Ling Foong Wong  Peter Schmidt

Japan: Masatoshi Yoshimura

Documentation

SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI) Accelerator has been renamed to SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) Accelerator. Some product documentation may refer to the old naming.

Installation and Update - SAP NW BW Accelerator 7.20

Installation Guide - SAP NetWeaver 7.20 BW Accelerator   (SMP login required)

This guide describes how to install a SAP NetWeaver 7.20 BW Accelerator system and to configure the RFC connection to the SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BW system.

Update Guide - SAP NetWeaver 7.20 BW Accelerator   (SMP login required)

This guide describes the update procedure for the SAP NetWeaver 7.20 BW Accelerator.

For information about installation and update of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20, see SAP Service Marketplacehttps://service.sap.com/bwa

Installation and Update - SAP NW BW Accelerator 7.0

Installation Guide - SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BW Accelerator  

This guide describes how to install a SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BW Accelerator system with the installation script install.py, which installs the BW Accelerator instance, clones it to all blades and configures the RFC connection to the SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BW system. (Last Updated August 20, 2007)

Update Guide - SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BW Accelerator  

This guide describes the update procedure for the SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BW Accelerator.

Administration - SAP NW BW Accelerator 7.20

Technical Operations Manual for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20 for BW 7.3 

This guide describes the concepts, procedures and measures that are necessary for the ongoing operation of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20 in connection with the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3. It also includes the operational concept for the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator.

Technical Operations Manual for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20 for BW 7.0 

This guide describes the concepts, procedures and measures that are necessary for the ongoing operation of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20 in connection with the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.0. It also includes the operational concept for the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator.

For more information on usage of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator as part of the solution SAP BusinessObjects Explorer - accelerated version, see SAP Help Portal http://help.sap.com/bosap-explorer and SAP Service Marketplacehttps://service.sap.com/bosap-explorer.

Administration - SAP NW BW Accelerator 7.0

Technical Operations Manual for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.0 

This guide describes the concepts, procedures and measures that are necessary for the ongoing operation of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator. It also includes the operational concept for the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator.

Administration of SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator 

This documentation provides a starting point for administrators to familiarize themselves with the procedures for the optimal operation and use of SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator. It contains specific information for various administration tasks, and lists the tools that you can use to perform them. It also refers to documentation required for these tasks

Important SAP Notes -SAP NW BW Accelerator 7.20 (SMP login required):

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, accelerated version
1380736 Central Note: SAP BO Explorer, accelerated version
1384526 SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, acceler. version: New Features
1397539 SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, acceler. version: Known Issues
1398242 SIZING SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, accelerated version
1398303 Performance & Reliability SAP BO Explorer, acceler. version

SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20
1393505 BWA 7.20: Central Note
1392570 BWA 7.20: Installation
1392526 BWA 7.20: Update
1392524 BWA 7.20: Upgrade/Migration BIA 7.0 to BWA 7.20

SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 Enhancement Package 1
1370156 Composite note for BO Explorer accelerated 7.0.1 SP06

Check the current SAP notes for SAP NetWeaver BW Acclerator and the various parts of SAP Business Objects, accelerated version by searching for any of the following CSS/CSN components:

BWA/TREX: BC-TRX-BIA, BC-TRX-EXP, BC-TRX-INS, BC-TRX
BW for BWA: BW-BEX-OT-BIA
SBOP Explorer: BOJ-ERQ-EXP-ACC, BOJ-ERQ-EXP
SBOP Data Services: BOJ-EIM-DEP, BOJ-EIM-DI
CSS/CSN search also supports */asterisk search, so you can, for example, also search for BC-TRX*, BOJ-ERQ-EXP*, BOJ-EIM* or similar and you will get results for all sub-components.

Important SAP Notes  - SAP NW BW Accelerator 7.0 (SMP login required):
875400 -   Contains information for the SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BI accelerator installation
883725 -   TREX 7.0: Updating SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BI accelerator
883726 -   TREX 7.0: Central Note for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BI accelerator
917803 -   Estimating the memory consumption of a BIA index
926609 -   BIA index and metadata changes
940635 -   BIA & High Availibility: DB fallback for BIA
1018798 - Reading large data volumes from BI accelerator
984034 -   TREX 7.0: BI Accelerator High Availability
992064 -   BIA sanity check
1023843 - BIA 7.00: Improving indexing performance
1077788 - BIA 7.00: Start-/stop sequence of blades
1051100 - BIA 7.00: Reduce Number Parts per Blade - Performance
1103060 - BIA 7.00: Restarting BIA after BI downtime
1118425 - BIA 7.00: Activate performance feature FEMS compression
1139280 - BIA 7.00: Optimal settings for quad core cpu's
1101958 - BIA 7.00/TREX 7.10: How to execute landscape
1158597 - BIA 7.00: Improving indexing performance
1157582 - BIA 7.00: New feature "package wise read"
1163149 - BIA 7.00: New Reorg Parameters
1179277 - BIA 7.00: Character "*" not supported
1260994 - BIA 7.00: Additional consistency check for index
1161395 - Parallelization of the data indexing in the BIA
1243379 - BIA backup & recovery: Customer namespace
1116369 - Simultaneous indexing and merging in BIA
1074559 - Dimension function index - support in the BIA
1077439 - BIA Backup&Recovery
1093719 - BIA capacity utilization: Preventing overloading
1095886 - Checking the data consistency in BI Accelerator
970771 -   BI accelerator monitor messages to CCMS
1028556 - BIA: incorrect data after compressing/deleting

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