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Sizing information for BPC 10.0 NW

 

When sizing your BPC 10.0 NW project is it important to know about the different resources available for sizing. This first part of the blog coverst the documents available.

 

General Sizing information and guides can be found at http://service.sap.com/sizing.

 

 

Detailed installation information is available at service.sap.com/instguidesepm-bpc

 

The BPC sizing guides for 10.0 MS and NW are located here: https://service.sap.com/sizing > Hardware Sizing > Sizing Guidelines > Solutions & Platform – New Structure > SAP BusinessObjects

This sizing guide is the central document for sizing BPC 10.0.

 

For specific tips and tricks for sizing and design, make sure to check out the RIG how-to guides page at: https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BPX/Enterprise+Performance+Management+%28EPM%29+How-to+Guides  

 

 

The RIG blog page contains a lot of useful informations as well such as Installation Options for Business Objects Planning and Consolidation 10.0, version for Netweaver. This blog describes the pros and cons of a single instance installation (BPC and enterprise BW on one system) vs. a separate instance install where BPC is installed on its own BW.

For more information about BPC such as roadmap best practices, customer success stories, demos and technical information see here:

Looking for BPC demos, customer references, roadmaps, performance and sizing information, training, documentation or tips & tricks?

 

Changes in sizing between BPC 7.5 and 10.0 NW

 

Significant changes were introduced with the BPC 10.0 NW release. For one, the .NET layer was removed and its function was taken over by the ABAP server. In addition, the BW 7.3 platform removes the “100 user limit” per application server.

 

With more large enterprise customers adopting BPC, SAP went through an elaborate sizing exercise to create the BPC 10.0 sizing guide. While the 7.5 guide was mainly based on read, write and load operations, the efforts for the 10.0 guide went way beyond and included other items not accounted for in the 7.5 guide. Namely:

 

–       Business Process Flows

–       Change Work Status (EPM Addin Client)

–       Dimension processing

–       Upload Transactional Data  (DataManager)

–       Transactional Data Transfer Between Cubes  (DataManager)

–       Logic calculations

–       Work Status (Web Client)

–       Web Reporting

–       User Input Data via the Web Client

 

In addition to that we dropped the “basic” scenario from the 7.5 guide and added a large enterprise scenario “Category 3” to the guide.

 

When comparing the 7.5 sizing to the 10.0 numbers, it is an apples-to-oranges comparison because of all the aforementioned  items that we added to the scenarios 10.0 testing. But a rough comparison between the 7.5 NW and 10.0 NW SAPS numbers shows the following picture:

 

User Count 

7.5 BW Sizing 

7.5
.NET Servers
 

Total 7.5 SAPS 

10.0 Sizing SAPS 

10.0 – 7.5 SAPS Delta

 

CAT 1 = 7.5 Medium Complexity 

     

50 

6000

5000

11000

795

-10205

150 

9000

5000

14000

1900

-12100

300 

18000

10000

28000

3700

-24300

Cat 2 = 7.5 Very Complex 

50

8000

5000

13000

5100

-7900

150

14500

5000

19500

14300

-5200

300

26400

10000

36400

28500

-7900

Cat 3 = Not tested in 7.5

50

n/a

 

 

25800

n/a

150

n/a

 

 

78900

n/a

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