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Ask the Experts: Adding #SAP Data Warehouse Cloud to Your SAP Analytics Cloud Road Map and Summary

This was a webcast from last week given by SAP, including Eric Schemer

Remember to join SAP and Guy Kawasaki for next week’s Data to Outcome event.  It is open to all.

Abstract:
SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud go together hand-in-hand. Join us for this webinar for an open discussion on the benefits of adding SAP Data Warehouse Cloud to your SAP Analytics Cloud installation. This is a highly interactive session with most of the time dedicated to Q&A. (Source: SAP)

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Figure 1 Source SAP

Different products
Data Intelligence – different data in landscape
HANA Cloud – store, process massive amount of data, with in memory
Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC) – semantics – to get right info out of pool of data, in right format at the right time, cloud enabled DW
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) – on top of DWC, analyze, visualize, plan product

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Figure 2 Source: SAP

Both solutions are targeted towards business users
SAC – self service scenario, push own data, visualize data fast
– focus is to visualize first

DWC – prepare and handle data
– control ETL
– enterprise wide
– model data

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Figure 3 Source: SAP

Different pieces of puzzle
DWC – create data layers, move to business semantics, define semantics
SAC on top

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Figure 4 Source: SAP

Road map of integration between the two products
Currently can connect DWC as a remote source in SAC as a live connection – some limitations, see SAP Note 2832606

Features completed H1 2020 – parent child hierarchy, access to Analytics Designer, create a time dimension

Planned for H2 2020:
Improve UX, seamless integration
Geo enablement
Data Analyzer integration, smart discovery, smart insights

Right most shows the product vision – long term – blending capabilities, smart predict, search to insight, planning, mobile app

Question & Answer:

Q: are there any visualization tools provided with data warehouse cloud?
A: there is a limited number of free SAC users with Data Warehouse Cloud

Q: is SAC provided for free?
A: Limited, and not all types of licenses

Q: Does Digital Board room come with DWC?
A: No, it does not, you need to license it

Q: Live and import connections supported?
A: Yes and no
Recommend run SAC on DWC without replicating data, live
DWC – SQL interface
Assume use live connection in most scenarios

Q: is DWC a cloud version of BW/4HANA?
A: Different product, different technology
Providing integration between both

Q: Does it make sense for a customer to buy DWC if they have BW/4HANA?
A: It makes sense if you want a cloud data warehouse; DWC is full public cloud solution

Link:
Get Superior Analytics with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud
https://www.sapanalytics.cloud/get-superior-analytics-with-sap-data-warehouse-cloud/

WEBCAST LINK to replay is here.

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