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Author's profile photo Robert Heer III

How to manage your data volume growth

Growth in data volumes can be driven by numerous factors. And pressuring the storage capabilities of your live database for too long will end up cluttering the performance of your systems. In many cases, data is even never used and is simply just stored. Retaining too much data or keeping it when it is no longer useful or required can lead to rising IT costs, complex system management, and decelerated system performance.

Ideally, you want to run your database as lean as possible by getting rid of waste and keeping the relevant data for your business processes.

This is where the DVM cloud application comes in, accessible via SAP Launchpad, and custom-fit to analyze also the data volume management situation for an SAP S/4HANA on-premise system.

  • memory and disk utilization
  • details of the largest tables
  • DVM potential in your system based on the age of the data

The DVM cloud application is a dashboard that additionally provides information on the number of rows in the largest tables per partition, which is vital to the operation of the SAP HANA database.

So what does the DVM cloud application look like, and how can you access it ?

One you have pushed data from either your SAP Solution Manager system or from your SAP S/4HANA system, refer to SAP Knowledge Base article 2716655 – How To Use the DVM Cloud Application – Step by Step guide.

Important Notes :

2716655 – How To Use the DVM Cloud Application – Step by Step guide

2698930 – No Data is visible when using the DVM Cloud application – Authorisations

2694932 – Enable DVM Cloud service for Suite on HANA

2746840 – Enable automated DVM data collection via EWA

Ensure you are in control of all of the aspects involved in managing your data, and you can realize the benefits in having a reduced system size and growth rate, a lean run system, transparency on data volumes throughout your landscape, insights on applicable DVM counter measures and how to deploy, and ownership on a best-run, proven approach in managing your data volumes.

Also, if you aren’t aware of the SAP Enterprise Support value maps on data volume management, and SAP S/4HANA, both powered by SAP Enterprise Support Academy, you are now. Here you can get up to date information on these topics and even collaborate with experts and other customers.

Note: To register for the value map, you may require access to SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support. Already-registered members can access the value map directly via the SAP Enterprise Support Value Maps learning room


Register for the SAP S/4HANA value map

Register for the Data Volume Management value map


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      Author's profile photo SWAROOP V

      Thanks for details..very help full information.Also, i found very useful information in this link: SAP Solution Manager:Data Volume Management(DVM)

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer


      do you know also about - SAP (Sybase) IQ – the hidden treasure … in this context?

      Best Regards Roland