SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is built on SAP HANA Cloud – a multi-cloud database as a service (DBaaS). From SAP HANA Cloud’s connectivity, storage, data lake, and robust performance – SAP Data Warehouse Cloud truly harnesses the power of SAP HANA Cloud.
Thanks to SAP HANA Cloud's advanced capabilities, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud can help any modern enterprise with its data challenges. Both products are SaaS, so there's no setup or installation, and SAP, as your SaaS provider, will take care of updates and maintenance. Let's dive into the core SAP HANA Cloud capabilities and how SAP Data Warehouse Cloud uses them.
SAP HANA Cloud stores and tiers data to ensure the accessibility of high-value data. It does all of this with high speed and scalability. You can quickly increase or decrease storage or computing as needed. Data can move from hot (in-memory) to warm (native storage extension) and finally, to cold (data lake). Moving data up through the different tiers changes its access speed – all the way up to in-memory with real-time. This tiering helps keep costs down, as you can choose to store your data depending on how often and how quickly you need it. SAP HANA Cloud's data lake is queryable, offers excellent performance, and large scale – up to petabytes – storage.
Spaces – isolated environments to explore data – are just one way that SAP Data Warehouse Cloud uses SAP HANA Cloud robust storage and scalability. Spaces offer agile control over resources, enabling anyone to jump into an individual Space and quickly scale its disk and in-memory storage up or down. Spaces can also leverage SAP HANA Cloud's data lake. All you need to do is assign an SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Space to your data lake. Here's how.
Connectivity & Virtualization
SAP HANA Cloud is an open solution that can connect to a wide range of data sources, whether SAP or non-SAP. You can manage and access large volumes of data coming from multiple sources via data virtualization or replication. By harnessing the power of SAP HANA Cloud, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud easily integrates into your current landscape, connecting all sources to create one central data layer. Again, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud can also replicate or virtualize data from different sources to create one source of truth.
Where SAP Data Warehouse Cloud shines is in data modeling, transformation, and prebuilt business content. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud offers SQL and simple drag-and-drop modeling that lets business users model data without waiting for IT. Anyone can build complex data models that span multiple data sources. IT can consolidate data with the Data Flow Builder and leverage ETL/ELT services like pipelining or data transformation to ensure data quality. Finally, to achieve a faster time to value, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud offers prebuilt business content for various business lines that leverage SAP and its SAP partners' expertise.
SAP HANA Cloud uses SAP HANA's high processing performance to provide multi-model, hybrid transaction, and analytics processing in real-time. No matter where your data is stored – you can always access it at high speed.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud utilizes this high-performance to facilitate a complete end-to-end experience – from data management and modeling to analytics. When a separate tenant is purchased, SAP Analytics Cloud is integrated seamlessly into SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Switching back and forth between applications is done at the press of a button. This way, you can take your SAP Data Warehouse Cloud models and effortlessly generate SAP Analytic Cloud Stories before sharing them with colleagues.