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Get Better Analytics With a Cloud Data Warehouse

When organizations deploy a data warehouse, they usually have one goal in mind – make it the core for business intelligence and analytics. Traditional data warehouses have already gone a long way in consolidating operational data into a single place for reporting and analysis. But, there are certainly ways that a cloud data warehouse can take your analysis and decision making to the next level.


Uniting all data across multiple landscapes

It’s an annoying truth, but if your job involves analyzing data you probably spend more time waiting to get access to the data you need rather than analysis itself. This scenario is common for good reason. Every business has so many sources of data streaming from and through different departments in the organization.

To solve this issue, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is designed to serve as a single source of truth for the entire business. Data Warehouse Cloud connects to all of your data sources in real-time either through data virtualization or intelligent data replication. Plus, with the ability to process both structured and unstructured data, you won’t miss out on critical information for business intelligence and analysis. By unifying your source of truth, you can avoid the common pitfall of garbage-in-garbage-out results.


Making all data instantly understandable

Business data can be extremely complex. The modern enterprise has more data now than ever before, but the struggle to gain business value from this data is also more challenging. We all know that data is the most valuable currency in our possession, but we’re often faced with questions about data accessibility and usability.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud’s business layer helps to translate complex business data into familiar terms by providing an easily accessible business catalog to underlying data. The business catalog is organized in a way that makes sense to business users. Instead of organizing the business catalog by the data store structure, the data is listed in business terms according to functions – making it easier than ever to understand the data. Now, you can query the data for analysis using terms and relationships you are already familiar with.


Taking you from data to value

The primary use case for any data warehouse is analytics. Information from a data warehouse explains what happened, what is happening, why it’s happening, and what is going to happen in the future. This type of information is drives decision making throughout the entire organization.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud’s combination of data warehousing and analytics capabilities provides customers with a unified data platform that speeds time to value. SAP’s business intelligence, planning, and machine learning technology are directly built into the solution, so you can access the capabilities out of the box. Industry model templates and pre-designed business content simplifies the entire analytics journey from data modeling to analytics story design, providing you with instant results.

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