SAP Business Warehouse (BW) continues to serve as a powerful data warehouse to consolidate data, harmonize master data and provide flexible reporting scenarios. Introducing SAP HANA as database underneath SAP BW was a major breakthrough in various core areas for data warehousing. With the combination of a rich data warehousing application and a fast in-memory database, we’ve seen architectural simplification, performance improvements and new modelling experiences. The course will introduce the renewed concepts and possibilities when SAP BW is powered by SAP HANA. We’ll introduce the major guiding points and semantics of a data warehouse and demonstrate them in a business scenario, directly in the system. You will learn and experience the latest developments, with SAP BW 7.4 and 7.5 powered by SAP HANA, as well as opportunities for real-time data integration and agile data modelling. We will demonstrate what it means to consume the data via a data warehouse and show you how SAP HANA helps to speed up data analysis. We’ll also introduce the planning capabilities based on SAP BW, which is a unique combination of reporting and planning on the same platform.
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Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

SAP Business Warehouse (BW) continues to serve as a powerful data warehouse to consolidate data, harmonize master data and provide flexible reporting scenarios. Introducing SAP HANA as database underneath SAP BW was a major breakthrough in various core areas for data warehousing. With the combination of a rich data warehousing application and a fast in-memory database, we’ve seen architectural simplification, performance improvements and new modelling experiences.

The course will introduce the renewed concepts and possibilities when SAP BW is powered by SAP HANA. We’ll introduce the major guiding points and semantics of a data warehouse and demonstrate them in a business scenario, directly in the system. You will learn and experience the latest developments, with SAP BW 7.4 and 7.5 powered by SAP HANA, as well as opportunities for real-time data integration and agile data modelling. We will demonstrate what it means to consume the data via a data warehouse and show you how SAP HANA helps to speed up data analysis. We’ll also introduce the planning capabilities based on SAP BW, which is a unique combination of reporting and planning on the same platform.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: SAP BW powered by SAP HANA – Intro
Week 2: Data Integration & Management
Week 3: Data Consumption & Analysis
Week 4: Planning & Lifecycle Management
Week 5: Updates for SAP BW 7.5 powered by SAP HANA
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Consultants
  • Implementation experts
  • Architects
  • Developers

Course Requirements

  • A basic understanding of data warehousing
  • It is preferable to have pre-basic SAP BW knowledge
  • It is recommended to participate in the ABAP for SAP HANA openSAP course, since some concepts will be shared and further developed

Development Systems

Demonstrations shown in course are based on:

  • SAP HANA 1.0 SP10
  • SAP BW 7.5 SP01
  • SAP BI 4.1

You can create your own free trial instance of SAP BW 7.5 SP01 powered by SAP HANA via the SAP Cloud Appliance Library http://cal.sap.com, which can be deployed with various cloud service providers. Please be aware that the cloud service provider will charge a fee based on usage of the instance.

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Previous Version of This Course:

Previous version of this course is available here:

SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA (November 13 through December 18, 2014)

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    SAP BW powered by SAP HANA – Intro
  • Week 2:

    Data Integration & Management
  • Week 3:

    Data Consumption & Analysis
  • Week 4:

    Planning & Lifecycle Management
  • Week 5:

    Updates for SAP BW 7.5 powered by SAP HANA
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  • Final Exam:

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This course was held from Apr 06, 2016 through May 19, 2016.

8881 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.

When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 14451.

22984 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Ulrich Christ

Ulrich Christ is a product manager for SAP HANA, focusing on data warehousing. He is also a senior expert in data warehousing with SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) and SAP HANA.

Before joining the Product Management team, Ulrich worked as an architect in BW development.

Marc Hartz

Marc Hartz is a lead product manager for SAP’s Big Data portfolio. He was a data warehousing consultant and product manager for over 10 years and is now fostering a proper Big Data adoption in the enterprise landscape.

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