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Unit 1: Value Proposition of

SAP BW/4HANA
Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
Covered in this unit

Content
SAP BW/4HANA the next generation
business warehouse
SAP BW/4HANA vs SAP BW powered by
SAP HANA
Design principles of SAP BW/4HANA

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
The next generation business warehouse

SAP BW 7.3 SAP BW 7.4 SAP BW 7.5


SAP BW/4HANA
powered by powered by powered by
Starter Add-On
SAP HANA SAP HANA SAP HANA

Performance Simplification Simplification, For SAP BW/4HANA


optimization and virtualization SAP HANA customers only Introducing SAP BW/4HANA
platform Use transfer tools The next generation data
integration to make system warehouse application
Big Data ready for
scenarios SAP BW/4HANA
Requires SAP BW
7.5, SP 4 or higher

2012 2013 2015 2016 +

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
How is SAP BW/4HANA different from SAP BW powered by SAP HANA?

SAP BW/4HANA However, SAP BW/4HANA


Is the logical continuation of SAP BW Is a new SAP product not part of
powered by SAP HANA SAP NetWeaver
The fundamental principles of SAP BW Is a new innovation code line running only on
continue to apply the SAP HANA database

SAP BW/4HANA Supports only SAP HANA-optimized objects


Scheduling &
Modeling Planning
Monitoring
Simplicity Openness
Lifecycle
OLAP ETL
Management
Modern High
Interface Performance
SAP HANA

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
Design principles Simplicity

Virtualization
Modeling Objects 1 MultiProvider
Data

Virtualization
2 InfoSet Marts
Only 4 main modeling objects 1 CompositeProvider
3 CompositeProvider Integrated
4 Virtual Provider DWH
2 Open ODS View
Architecture 5 Transient Provider
Raw DWH
Less persistent layers 6 InfoCube

Persistency
7 DataStore Object Staging
Leaner and more flexible 3 Advanced DataStore Object
8 Hybrid Provider
architectures 9 PSA Table Source
Reduced development effort 1 InfoObject 4 InfoObject
0
SAP HANA
Operations Master
Slave 1 Slave 3
Node Exten- Exten- Exten-
Smarter data lifecycle management sion sion sion
Cloud deployment Slave 1 Slave 2 Slave 3
Slave 2 Standby

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
Design principles Openness

Exposing data for SQL consumption Integrating data from any source

SAP BW/4HANA
SAP HANA Source System ODP Source System
Calculation Calculation
Query
Automatically View * View
Generated
SAP HANA
EIM Smart Data Integration (SDI)
Composite- Calculation Calculation full/
Provider Automatically View * View real-time replication direct access delta loads
Generated Sources
Calculation SAP HANA Adapter ODQ
aDSO View * View/Table ASE, ECC,
Facebook Extractor logic
Automatically SAP HANA Hive Excel
SQL
Generated
access to 3rd Party SAP Sources
Calculation Files Twitter SOAP
InfoObject front end RDBMS
Automatically View * tools
@
Generated RDBMS Social
/Hadoop Text Structured Media Email

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
Design principles Modern user interfaces

SAP BusinessObjects for Business Users Modern User Interfaces for Modeling and
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Administration
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
Design principles High performance
SAP BW on AnyDB SAP BW/4HANA

Pushdown of computations Data Modeling Data Modeling

Orchestration
Orchestration
OLAP OLAP OLAP

Process
Process
Data Management Data Management
Planning
Planning Planning
Data Management
Any DB SAP HANA Pushdown

SAP BW/4HANA
Integration of SAP HANA Platform Capabilities
Source Transform Target
SAP HANA Models
InfoProvi
Data Integration and Transformation InfoProvider HAP InfoProvider
der
HAP /View

Libraries and Algorithms (Data Mining, Predictive, etc.)


SAP HANA AFL R-Script
Procedure

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Value Proposition of SAP BW/4HANA
What youve learned in this unit

Key takeaways
Not a legal successor of SAP BW, but a
logical successor
Focus on SAP HANA only
Enables you to build flexible data warehouse
architectures
Simplifies data warehouse modeling and
administration

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