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SAP BusinessObjects Datastore for Datasource (BO-DS-DS)

SAP BusinessObjects Data Services delivers a powerful, enterprise-class data integration and data quality solution. It provides one development, run-time, and management environment that allows you to integrate, transform, improve, and deliver data anywhere, at any frequency.

With SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, customers can

  • Respond to information needs and accelerate time to market
  • Deliver the most trusted and accurate information
  • Maximize operational efficiency with a single platform
  • Leverage a collaborative, complete, and open solution scalable for any project size

SAP BusinessObjects Data Services out of the box supports connectivity to many main-stream (a.k.a. core) databases as source and target Datastores. The supported database connectivity is documented in SAP BusinessObjects Supported Platforms document (a.k.a. Products Availability Report or PAR). However, as the number of database and data warehouse products on the market continues to grow, SAP BusinessObjects Data Services also supports connecting to a not-directly-supported (a.k.a. non-core) Datastore through generic ODBC mechanism.

In order to reduce the total cost of ownership for customers, broaden the number of database products that can be used as Datastore for Data Services, and achieve a reasonable level of compatibility with a particular non-core Datastore, SAP has designed certification of non-core Datastore for Data Services. The certification test a combination of

  • a particular platform-dependent ODBC driver (on Windows, or on a particular Unix/Linux platform), and
  • a particular backend database

as ETL souce and target datastore for Data Services.

Depends on what ODBC driver is available, the vendor can elect to conduct one or several variants of the certification:

  • A ODBC driver is available for the Windows platform
  • An ODBC driver is available for a particular BusinessObjects-supported UNIX/Linux platform, in addition to the Windows ODBC driver.

Currently the following UNIX/Linux platforms are supported to run BusinessObjects Enterprise software: 

  • Solaris SPARC 64
  • HP-UX Itanium 64
  • AIX 64         
  • Linux 32         
  • Linux 64

The Designer is only supported on the Windows platform, and that's why Windows ODBC driver is also required for this variant of certification.

A data source vendor can freely choose one of the above certification variants, or several of the above certification variants, based on their customer, market and business needs.

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

Technical Documentation

SAP Business Objects Data Service XI 3.2

BO-DS-DS was introduced as a certifiable scenario in this release.

An overview presentation of the certification:
SAP BOBJ DataServices ODBC Data Store Certification Overview.

The actual Certification Guide document:
SAP BOBJ DataServices ODBC Data Store Certification Guide.

Data Services Designer Guide
Available at > SAP BusinessObjects

SAP Data Services 4.0

The Data Services 4.0 certification guide document

The Database datastores section in Chapter Datastores explains how to work with database datastores in Designer.

Test System Recommendation from ICC

The data source vendor is required to obtain SAP BusinessObjects Data Services XI software license, and setup in-house SAP BusinessObjects Data Services installation(s) in order to prepare for the certification test, and later provide on-going support to customers.

Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

First certification variant: 7,000 Per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).

Additional certification variant: 3,500 Per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).

To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.

Please visit the Certification Benefits overview page for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:
  • This Certification Scenario is "SAP Solution Manager Ready"

Important Links:
SAP BusinessObjects Documents > > SAP BusinessObjects> All Products > "Data Services"

SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to SAP Education.

ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series".

Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form

SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory

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