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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

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/09/07/the-road-to-sap-bw4hana-part-1/

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

 

https://go.support.sap.com/roadmapviewer/

 

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

https://go.support.sap.com/roadmapviewer/#/group/AAE80671-5087-430B-9AA7-8FBE881CF548/roadmapOverviewPage/BWHANATRANSONPRE

 

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.

 

Reference – https://www.yash.com/blog/big-data-analytics-on-cloud/

 

 

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

https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/s4hana-and-sac/

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

https://www.sap.com/india/products/data-warehouse-cloud.html

 

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 SAPĀ  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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  • 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.