• Christopher Carter

SAP Announces BW/4HANA

SAP unveiled SAP BW/4HANA, a next-generation data warehouse application for running a real-time digital enterprise. This announcement will help in clearing the confusion that has lingered since the beginning with HANA. SAP released SAP S/4HANA, 18 months ago and it became apparent that an update for the data strategy was required. The questions that has lingered since that announcement.... Do you need BW now that you have HANA? Do you switch to HANA from BW?

What is SAP BW/4HANA?

SAP BW/4HANA – an integrated data warehouse solution optimized to fully leverage the SAP HANA in-memory platform. SAP BW/4HANA dramatically simplifies development, administration and user interface of your data warehouse resulting in enhanced business agility.

SAP BW/4HANA customers will benefit from:

An end-to-end data management platform for running a live digital business through the automatic generation of views in SAP HANA that combine SQL data logic and application data taken directly from SAP S/4HANA

  • Extreme performance through advanced, in-memory analytics and algorithm pushdown

  • Faster application development with a fully redesigned user interface for enhanced data flow modeling

  • Reduced data management and storage costs through automatic distribution of multitemperature data

  • Efficient data warehouse migration and implementation with unified data load management and full scale-out support, as a de facto standard for customers

  • Easy transition for customers with the SAP Business Warehouse application to SAP BW/4HANA through utility features

Why SAP BW/4HANA? SAP BW/4HANA is unlike any other data warehousing application on the market. SAP BW/4HANA is an integrated data warehousing solution that has been optimized to fully leverage the SAP HANA in-memory database. This optimization empowers business’ to deliver on the demand for simple, open, flexible and highly scalable solutions that will meet the data warehouse needs of the business today and beyond.

  • Simplify your data warehouse architecture and free up more time for line-of-business requirements

  • Integrate SAP and non-SAP applications and data into one logical data warehouse for a single version of the truth

  • Future ready for new business opportunities and growing volumes of data

  • Built for on-premise and the cloud

SAP BW/4HANA Functional Capabilities

SAP BW/4HANA is based on four design principles that enables the next generation of data warehousing. SAP BW/4HANA is designed for the future so it can more easily accommodate business changes opportunities, address changing market demands and adjust into competitive situations.

  • Dramatically improves performance for data loading, querying, analysis, staging, and planning processes

  • Simplifies data modeling using a modern user interface, Advanced DataStore Object, and Composite Provider

  • Accelerates open data warehousing environment thru simplified object models and SQL support

  • Offers advanced multi-temperature data store options that allow systems and costs to be managed more easily

  • Cuts development time with prebuilt models and Eclipse-based modeling tools

  • Consumes and integrates mixed architecture scenarios: SAP BW on SAP HANA and SAP HANA data marts

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