The first video that Ethan Jewett and I did around NLS was very well received but the one question that come back to us from all we spoke to was; “That’s great but how much does it cost ?”

Below is the second video we recorded after reaching out to the team at SAP to give add their insight and future vision for the offering.

Many thanks to Uddhav Gupta Don Brizendine Erich Schneider Scott Shepard and Prakash Darji from SAP for making this happen !


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  1. Ethan Jewett

    Thanks for blogging this Clint!

    I just want to clarify a point I made around minute 6. I said that a lot of BW shops start to struggle a bit around 1TB of BW table size and expressed my belief that NLS with IQ could help with that struggle a bit. But what wasn’t clear from that exchange is that there are a ton of BW instances (like, thousands) out there that are larger than 1TB. Some of them are a lot larger. And most of these BWs are humming away fine. You can achieve this using good architecture practices.

    If you don’t use good practices, then you will struggle. It’s the adoption of good architecture practices and the adaption of their pre-good-practice models that I find customers will often struggle with around the 1TB mark.

    I think NLS with IQ could make this switch easier, and it’s also another arrow in the quiver of the BW architect, which I think could let those extra-large BW systems out there get even bigger.

    Cheers,

    Ethan

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  2. Corey Adams

    Thanks for the webinars guys!

    Using BOBJ tools on BW data, through views/tables/unions, with smart data access to federate BW managed NLS, with Hana and IQ…………..

    WHooooa!

    Now I’m getting excited!

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    1. Ethan Jewett

      With BW 7.4 you should even be able to generate HANA views of the BW data, which would abstract the NLS/extended table configuration you are using and also project any BW authorization scheme you have in place into the HANA schema for use with BOBJ tools. Or something 😉

      We’ll have to try it out, look at performance, etc, but as Clint said, we’re pretty snowed under. Wait … isn’t it summer for you Clint? I should say, *I* am pretty snowed under 🙂

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