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Dear SCN User,

Currently I am working on an Pilot / Prototype to connect the SAP BusinessObjects BI4.x platform against Google BigQuery. In collaboration with our Developer teams, Google BigQuery Teams and Simba teams we have been able to connect the BI4.x clients against Google BigQuery.

We reached the state that we are looking for a pilot environment/customer whom is interested in validating the connectivity.

Although the pilot is build against BI4.x clients, this would not limit the prototype if you are currently using the XI3.x platform.

Currently we have been able to connect the following BI clients to run against a Google BigQuery datasource:

– Universe Design Tool

– Information Design Tool

– Explorer

– Web Intelligence

– Crystal Reports 2011

– Dashboards 4.0

– Lumira 1.x (via Universe)

To put the cards open on the table, this is a prototype and connection to BigQuery is not yet fully supported. However, if we recieve enough requests for access to BigQuery and have a successfull Pilot project, SAP is planning to further investigate the addition of Google BigQuery support to it’s portfolio.

If you are interested in piloting the Google Big Query access, please drop me a line by responding to the blog or direct email.



BI Solution Architect @ SAP Solution Management

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  1. Former Member

    Hi Merlijn

    Can we connect normally to Big query like connecting SQL Anywhere?

    I would like to know the configuration steps (brief images) in Information Design Tool side.  And I cannot find “Google” in PAM, what will be the middleware? Thank you so much for your comment.


    1. Former Member
      Post author

      Hi Chika,

      As mentioned in the post: this is a prototype and connection to BigQuery is not yet fully supported.. therefor you will not find Google BigQuery in the PAM for the BI4x platform.

      We are currently awaiting the results of the Pilot that is running, once this is completed, I will publish the document on how to enable the connectivity and required drivers in SCN. If available, I will update this post as well..




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