Red Bull’s Migration of a BW to a BW-on-HANA System
In his TECHED / SAPPHIRE NOW keynote, Vishal had invited Red Bull to show the first BW-on-HANA system running at a customer site. While one can argue that this effort has been realized with some of the best experts that are available it has not been rocket science and is an excellent showcase of how things can work out if properly planned and implemented. This blog documents the process.
You can watch the demo here, starting from approx. at 42’00” and running for 10 min. The most important and most impressive message has been that the overall process ran through within 10 days. A more detailed run-down can be seen from the slide (thankfully provided by our colleagues from RB) below: software-related activities have been lined up on the left-hand side while hardware-related activities can be seen on the right.
The foundation for a migration process is the E2E implementation guide for SAP Netweaver BW 7.3, powered by SAP HANA. It is available on the SAP Service Marketplace; you need to have a registered user to access those documents. The E2E guide lists all fundamental decisions that you need to take and links to the appropriate and more detailed guides that are necessary to complete the effort.
Just last week, John Appleby from our partner Bluefin Solutions ran through a similar migration exercise and documented his experience in a blog entryFirst Impressions on SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3, powered by SAP HANA – amazing. Have a look as it holds additional details of the process.
PS: The Red Bull demo video is also available via YouTube: http://youtu.be/_EB3gsIUC4A: