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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.

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. March 2015

Listen to Dr. Vishal Sikka, Member of the SAP Executive Board!

In this interview from SAP Teched in Bangalore, he is talking about SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA. Watch this video from SAPTechEd India showfloor. January 2014

Good News - Easier Modeling of the SEM Add-On in Solution Manager

Recently the following option was made available for the usage of the SEM component on top of an existing AP NetWeaver BW  system starting from release SAP NetWeaver 7.0. Now you can define the SEM component as a "normal" Add-On on top of the SAP NetWeaver BW system. This makes the creation of the stack.xml for the usage of the software update manager and the database migration option not anymore a big hurdle. Read more... November 2013

Overview SAP BW 7.4 SP5 on SAP HANA and further Roadmap

SAP NetWeaver BW 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. And as new challenges arise in the market (exploding data volumes, new data sources, the need for real-time information access, etc), SAP BW on HANA continues to evolve in order to meet the growing challenges imposed on IT by these ever changing market forces. The release of SAP BW running on SAP HANA is a great example of how SAP BW has evolved to ensure organizations continue to leverage  their investment in SAP BW to meet these new  challenge.

See this presentation to learn what SAP is doing next to evolve SAP BW on SAP HANA with  SAP BW 7.4., SP 5 on SAP HANA. October 2013

The Support Package Stack 10 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 is released!

See BW specific information on the page SAP NetWeaver 7.3  BW ABAP Support Packages - News September 2013

SAP EDW Positioning

Check out this presentation that is positioning EDW based on the SAP Real-Time data platform by Lothar Henkes. August  2013

How to Consume SAP HANA Models in SAP NetWeaver BW from Remote HANA Instances

This paper's focus is the use case when BW consumes the data or information models of a remote SAP HANA system (e.g. standalone/native SAP HANA, Accelerator). Read about loading the data from HANA into BW via ODP (Operational Data Provisioning) and a direct access solution leveraging the BW VirtualProvider (modeling options for direct access). The BW system could be running on any database.

Scale Out - Best Practices

Check out this latest comprehensive overview on the delta information for scale out implementations by Marc Hartz.

The HANA EDW

Read the new blog from Thomas Zurek about the HANA EDW!

Support Package 9 for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 ist released!

Support Package 9 is providing the SAP NetWeaver BW Near Line Storage solution (NLS) based on Sybase IQ. This solution helps to reduce TCO by reducing data volume in SAP NetWeaver BW, shortens backup time frames, provides high speed analysis for NLS residing historical information and is a SAP owned solution out of one hand. Please also see the according release notes and the information page for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 ABAP Support Packages

How to... Log Changes in Plan Data when using the SAP NetWeaver BW Planning Applications Kit

In the How to Paper - Log Changes in Plan Data Using DataStore Objects (see http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-16124) we have given an example how to use the Logging BAdI in SAP NetWeaver BW-IP. This paper is building on this How to Paper and describes how the logging functionality can now also be used in conjunction with HANA and the Planning Applications Kit (in memory planning on SAP NetWeaver BW).

SAP HANA-Native Reporting on BW Data in SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA  – Positioning

An important part of the whole SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA story is the option to create scenarios with interaction between data owned and modeled in SAP NetWeaver BW and data owned and modeled in native SAP HANA tools. These are what we call mixed scenarios. The interaction can take place in both directions, from SAP HANA to SAP NetWeaver BW and vice-versa, and there are options to physically move the data or to virtually expose it. Read more in this position by Klaus Nagel and Thomas Zurek

How to.. Consume SAP HANA Models with Input Parameters in SAP NetWeaver BW Virtual Providers

Input Parameters in SAP HANA Models enable user-specific parameterization of the model execution. This paper describes how such models can be consumed in SAP NetWeaver BW (using the VirtualProvider interface) thereby allowing SAP NetWeaver BW Users to provide inputs to the models at runtime.

Automatic Test of Queries with RS Trace Tool

Queries that run quickly and produce the right results are crucial for customers. With the trace tool environment, it is now possible to set up test scenarios for the key queries of your BW solution and to re-execute and evaluate them whenever required. Read about possible use cases presented by Lars Breddemann and check out Tobias Kaufmann’s detailed description of how this tool can help to prepare your upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 on SAP HANA and ensure proper quality of your queries before and after applying SAP Notes and support packages.

SCN Space SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA

The new SCN space SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA is now live!

Check out this space for the latest news and summaries. Explore the getting started information and join in the forum discussions.

Demo - Failover Scenario SAP NetWeaver BW Powered by SAP HANA

This demo shows business continuity of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 powered by SAP HANA in a failover scenario. The technical demo shows the continuous operation of the BW application server when one of the HANA DB high availability nodes goes out of service (due to a hardware failure, etc.).

Globe and Mail Runs SAP NetWeaver BW to Sell More Papers

Read how Globe and Mail, Canada's premier newspaper company, improves its marketing campaigns and drives increased sales leveraging their investment in SAP NetWeaver BW.

Join our CSA Know-How Network Webinar: Migrating to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA on  December 12, 2012 !

With post copy automation functionality supported by SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management software, you can quickly and easily migrate to SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) on SAP HANA. During the next Customer Solution Adoption (CSA) Know-How Network Webinar "New Tools to Ease Migration to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA", we’ll take an in-depth look at using post copy automation to migrate your existing BW system, while enabling parallel delta loading from your ERP system.

Join Sara Hollister from the CSA team  to learn about: Migration paths to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA, improved migration with automated task lists and dual delta queue creation for side-by-side BW loading

SCN Space SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA

The new SCN space SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA is now live!

Check out this space for the latest news and summaries. Explore the getting started information and join in the forum discussions.

Easier Migration to SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA with ABAP Post-Copy Automation for SAP NetWeaver BW

To reduce downtime in your production landscape, one of the recommended migration paths from SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA comprises a system copy of your SAP NetWeaver BW system. The system copy procedure of SAP NetWeaver BW systems and landscapes is complex for a number of reasons however. There are a large number of configuration settings (such as connections and delta queue handling for data loading) and system copy scenarios of SAP NetWeaver BW (each with different landscape aspects) for example that have to be handled as part of every system copy, regardless of whether the system copy is part of the migration to SAP HANA or if you want to perform regular system copies of your SAP NetWeaver BW landscape.

You can now dramatically improve your system copy process by using automated system copy activities, which is essential for a successful, fast and safe SAP NetWeaver BW system copy. To this end, SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management offers preconfigured "task lists" used by the ABAP task manager for lifecycle management automation. You can also enable SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA to “go productive” with the parallel operation of your existing production system, both connected to the same back end systems. This is achieved using a special and unique automated solution for delta queue cloning and synchronization on the production systems. SAP Note https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/886102(SMP logon required) thus becomes obsolete. Using the post-copy automation for SAP NetWeaver BW (BW PCA) in the migration process from SAP NetWeaver BW to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA, this process can be shortened by weeks and becomes easier, faster and more reliable.

Support Package 8 for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3  is released!

We are pleased to announce the release of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3, SP8, a service pack release that builds upon your investment in SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 by adding even more capabilities and functionality to take you to the next level of performance, ease of use and flexibility in SAP NetWeaver BW.

SAP NetWeaver BW Support Package 8 includes many enhancements that came from direct customer feedback during the early ramp-up period of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 powered by SAP HANA. In this context, additional integration scenarios have been added between SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Data Mart use cases for further flexibility and to enable  the “not-active” data concept for optimized RAM sizing and lower TCO. Further enhancements include support for converting existing SPOs to SAP HANA-optimized DSOs and  InfoCubes, and partitioning of write-optimized DSOs.

SAP HANA as Driver of EDW Evolution LSA++ (Layered Scalable Architecture) for SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA

SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA means new options and approaches modeling and designing SAP NetWeaver BW systems. An adoption of best practices and architecture is necessary to reap maximum benefit from SAP HANA. The LSA++ is in this spirit an adoption and extension of the well-known Layered Scalable Architecture (LSA) for SAP NetWeaver  BW. How to deal with persistent data in a SAP HANA context, with operational and real time data? What are the consequences for the Data Mart Layer? What does it mean to the BW EDW? Overall how to leverage SAP HANA making SAP NetWeaver BW more flexible, more responsive and more agile? LSA++ is the holistic framework for consistent BI on the EDW, operational and agile BI.

Demo - Failover scenario SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA

This demo shows business continuity of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 powered by SAP HANA in a failover scenario. The technical demo shows the continuous operation of the BW application server when one of the HANA DB high availability nodes goes out of service (due to a hardware failure, etc.).

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