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HANA Live RDS – Unifying OLAP OLTP for Real Time BI – Part 2 ASUG Webcast

This is a continuation of HANA Live Real Time Business Intelligence Unifying OLAP OLTP – ASUG Webcast and also the legal disclaimer applies – things in the future are subject to change.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the deployment options available with HANA Live.

Integrated stack where suite on HANA resides, HANA Live can reside and there is no latency (left of Figure 1)

The middle of Figure 1 is the side car scenario using the SLT replication technology. This can be used if the suite is on any traditional database.

Third deployment option if the customer has BW on HANA – you can deploy HANA Live models on same server as BW on HANA.   You still do replication.  You can use the queries with BW and have a mixed scenario with real time.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

There are real time HTML5 applications, such as Working Capital analytics.

HANA Live is the infrastructure layer that provides the data model

The Smart Business Cockpits takes the data from HANA Live and insight to action models, using Fiori applications


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Working capital analytics based on HTML5 technology, to allow you to manage cash


Figure 4: Source: SAP

The Invoice and GR application is to help make the manual process of matching for accountants easier and more efficient.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Brings OLAP and OLTP together with customized role-based applications

Available to provide KPI’s, and based on KPI’s you can trigger action into the business suite.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the Smart business applications.

You see different tiles, reporting compliance, cycle time of deliveries

You click on it and get more information and can trigger action

HANA Live RDS Outlook


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Version 1 was available in July 2013 with 85 pre-built reports.

Version 2 has 100 pre-built reports with 3 analytical applications and comes with Smart Business Cockpits (described in HANA Live guides)

Next version is planned for Q1 2014, version 3.  Based on HANA Live SP05 with HANA SP07 and new scenarios with Smart Business cockpits

Version 4 will come in Q2-Q3 2014 and will include customer specific scenarios

Prebuilt reports in Crystal, Dasbhoards, Design Studio, Lumira client, Web Intelligence


Figure 8: Source: SAP

This figure describes the services side of the RDS solution.

The customers can go live in 12-14 weeks with 10 reports and two applications

It can be an integrated scenario or side car scenario

They are working on a leaner deployment option for version 3 where go-live will be possible in 4-6 weeks.


Figure 9: Source: SAP

This figure shows the BI clients used in HANA Live with pre-built content.



Figure 10: Source: SAP

The key takeaway is that HANA Live does not replace BW and BW doesn’t replace it (HANA Live)


SAP HANA Live help portal:

SAP Smart Business Cockpits help portal:


Q&A Session for Jump-start SAP Hana Live and next generation reporting with SAP Rapid-deployment Solutions

Q: Can you build custom views based directly on physical tables?

A: Yes


Q: Why are all of HANA Live content delivered as calculation views, when best practice recommendations are to start from the simplest models (attribute views)?

A: When HANA Live started, SAP started working on guidance on creating HANA Live on calculated views on suite due to layered architecture, to allow organizations to handle complexities, hierarchies, multi-dimensional reporting, and provide authorizations, and this is why you see calc views for all HANA Live virtual data models.  For suite on HANA calc views are the go-forward way for real-time. reporting.


Q: Can the RDS include implementation of Side Car or does that need to be in place first?

A: RDS can include this

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      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks a lot for sharing the second part also

      I have a question here

      As you mentioned:

      Available to provide KPI’s, and based on KPI’s you can trigger action into the business suite.

      If I click on any tile and say I triggered an action like

      to complete my order I have moved my stock from different plant

      So how will this get updated in my Business Suite system



      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vivek - the speaker didn't get into these details; perhaps ask this in the discussion forum?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Experts,

      I have 1 doubt here, once RDS V1 package have been deployed ,activated all views and consuming in the reports.  now RDS v2 and RDS v3 came as new versions so now am going to deploy all  latest versions.  what is the impact due to new version on my activated views????

      Should I need to activate all again ?




      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ed-

      I don't know myself; I haven't deployed these.  Would you please post this as a question in the SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions space?

      Thank you,