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Author's profile photo Kiran Vasant Kere

Future Of Datawarehouse

Started my SAP BW Journey long back in 2005 and spent almost close to 15+ years in business warehousing so far. Worked on multiple SAP BW versions starting from 3.5,7.0,7.1 and SAP BW on HANA version SAP BW on HANA 7.3,7.4 and latest 7.5 version.

The latest and great version in SAP BW on HANA is BW/4HANA 2.0. BW/4HANA version is most optimized version of BW on HANA with fewer modelling objects like Infoobjects,ADSO and Composite provider really bringing lot of value and performance benefits to customer.

SAP has provided multiple migration paths to migrate from SAP BW on HANA to SAP BW/4HANA version. We read though multiple blogs as below.


Image from below Reference Blog

SAP provides roadmap to their multiple products including BW/4HANA ,S4HANA in below link which is very useful to see  solution specific SAP’s roadmap


For BW/4HANA you can find specific details in below link


Today buzz word is cloud. Each and every Enterprise is trying to move their applications into Cloud. SAP is not behind. There are different datawarehouse strategies from Azure,AWS,GCP. You can find below table which shows different datawarehose,Big data analytics features provided by major cloud giants.


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SAP Analytics cloud (SAC) solution is perfect complimentary solution to show analytics out of S/4HANA. You can find more details in below blog

Recently SAP also brought up SAP Datawarehouse on Cloud.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is the first enterprise-ready, data warehouse in the cloud that unites all your data sources in one solution, maintaining the security, trust, and semantic richness of your information.

You can find more details on below link


As cloud and cloud analytics will be future Enterprise roadmap , it is interesting to know for clients if SAP brings some solution where by there can be options for customer to migrate Current SAP BW on HANA solution to BW/4HANA or can be migrated to SAP  Datawarehouse cloud directly.


If this happens it might bring up huge revolution for SAP BW on HANA customers who can bring lot of benefits with Datawarehouse Cloud capabilities.

Looking forward to see how SAP Data warehouse Cloud Journey gets evolved.


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      Author's profile photo Varkey George
      Varkey George

      We have been using SAP BW from 2009 on wards & have recently migrated to BW on HANA. BW/4HANA has some interesting features but too expensive for smaller Customers.

      Hence have to remain in BW on HANA.

      Author's profile photo Kiran Vasant Kere
      Kiran Vasant Kere
      Blog Post Author

      Yes but as per SAP future landscape you might need to think about moving to BW/4HANA say by End of 2025. but still there is time.

      Author's profile photo Rajeev Parimi
      Rajeev Parimi

      Good over view..

      As Varkey said BW4HANA is too expensive .. one thing i see missing in your coverage is  Snowflake DWH ...SAP DWH cloud has long way yo go..