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Introduction to Data Warehouse Cloud #ASUG Webcast Summary

This was an ASUG webcast from last week with SAP’s Klaus-Peter Sauer ; thanks to Ingo Hilgefort for setting this up.

Figure 1 Source SAP

DWC=Data Warehouse Cloud

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Data silos

Not wait for a year for analytics

DWC help mitigate challenges

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Data Warehouse Cloud is a software as a service cloud solution

Bring IT and business together, working on same platform

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Where DWC fits in broader context

DWC is one of the core software services on SAP Business Technology Platform

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Components of DWC

Connectivity, out of the box

Open API, connect JDBC or OBDC, SQL based tooling to provide data to DWC

Spaces, data sharing, build models in spaces

Spaces provide possibility to isolate data, think of schemas if from database world

Data Layer -where modeling happens, with tables, views and build semantics on top of it

For more semantics, have a business layer, OLAP functionality, joins

Right side, see business content, pre-configured content from SAP

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Blue box in middle, HANA Cloud, where build DWC

Left: integration area of manage, operate, and integrate

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Multiple options to integrate data from external systems

One way is remote tables – data persists in source system and only at run time you select data – virtual access

If persist data in DWC – switch in data integration monitor; can take a snapshot, or use real time replication

This happens without changing the data model

Classical data integration – component called data flow, typical ETL data flow

Can use external tools such as Data Intelligence

270 SAP open connectors available

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Data source overview – left side, see available connections

Provide generic JDBC connector

Generic Odata connection available

Left shows connectivity to hyperscalers including data lakes

Yellow are partner solutions

Right shows the planned data sources, including SAP cloud based solutions

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Integrating existing SAP on premise systems

Various options to connect

Depends on software version and database

If database is on HANA, get an additional option to use external HANA views

Yellow on right, using BW model transfer option with BW/4HANA

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Area for configuration in cloud systems

Can create roles, users, pre-delivered roles

Built in row level security, to distinguish who can see what and what level

If you have multi system landscape, can transport between systems

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Spaces, think of in a way schemas

Isolated virtual environments

Slide shows as departmental, line of business, division of spaces

By default they are isolated, only members of spaces can see

Make them available to others to foster collaboration

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More technical description of spaces

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On one slide, low code, no code built in and on the right, the IT professional (coding, SQL)

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Data Layer – classical modeling, can persist if necessary

Can have more semantics added to the data sets

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Can connect via API, 3rd party API

Business content, provide different packages, not just from SAP, also from partners

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Variety of partner packages

“More information about the Business Content the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Community. Partner Content also listed on SAP Store.” source: SAP


Q: Where are the best practice documents?

A: on the SAP Data Warehouse Community

Q: Analysis authorizations – can they be used in DWC?

A: Can connect ADSO today in DWC

Analysis authorization – today not possible, looking for future use

Source: SAP

Items in future are subject to change

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      Author's profile photo Rajani Ashok Kumar
      Rajani Ashok Kumar

      @Tammy Powlas : Very informative summary !! is it possible to get the link to the webcast.



      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Thank you for your comment and interest

      The ASUG link is - you need to be an ASUG member to access it - and since it appears you are SAP, you should be able to access it if you join ASUG