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.
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
Demonstrations shown in course are based on:
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 is available here:
SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA (November 13 through December 18, 2014)
Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
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 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.