What is SAP BW?
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) or also called SAP BW in short, is the name of the Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Data Warehousing solution produced by SAP.
Serving as a powerful Enterprise Data Warehouse application platform BW provides flexible reporting and analysis tools. It is a packaged, comprehensive business intelligence product centered around a data warehouse that is optimized for (but not limited to) the R/3 environment from SAP.
What is SAP HANA?
SAP HANA is an in-memory database.
What is SAP BW on HANA?
SAP BW on HANA is nothing but SAP’s existing NetWeaver BW data warehouse, running on SAP HANA.
SAP now supports SAP HANA as the underlying database for the NetWeaver BW Data Warehouse.
Because SAP HANA is much faster than regular relational databases like Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, the data warehouse performs much faster.
The purpose of SAP BW on HANA is to combine the power of both.
What are the Benefits of having SAP BW on HANA?
SAP BW on HANA is smarter, simpler and more efficient.
Customer value of SAP BW on HANA:
- Excellent query performance for improved decision making
- Performance boost for Data Load processes for decreased data latency
- Accelerated In-Memory planning capabilities for faster planning scenarios
- Flexible – combine EDW with HANA-native data for real-time insights and decision making
- Data persistency layers are cut off and reduced administration efforts
- Simplified data modeling and remodeling