Extending data warehousing
to the cloud
Data is one of the most valuable resources a company has, so it should be driving
decisions at every level of an organization. At the same time, restricted or overly
complicated data access is keeping data confined to data specialists. Today’s
business users need a flexible solution that will let them leverage data in their
day-to-day work. A hybrid data warehousing strategy helps you meet the demands
of the data-driven enterprise.
For SAP BW/4HANA customers, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is the perfect
complement to your on-premise investment. SAP BW/4HANA objects work in SAP
Data Warehouse Cloud so that you can leverage your existing investment. Further
optimize your resources by empowering business users and freeing up IT with SAP
Data Warehouse Cloud’s self-service modeling. Investing in SAP Data Warehouse
Cloud has no upfront costs, unlike on-premises solutions. Once you log in,
connecting to SAP BW/4HANA is easy, and our Smart Data Integration (SDI)
guarantees your data security.
How SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Solves Your Biggest Challenges
Balance secure central governance, on the fly change requests, and business user empowerment with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud’s Spaces. Spaces are isolated environments that allow business users to explore data. In Space Management, IT can set up and quickly adjust each Space’s data connections, user access, and computing/storage quotas. While each Space is isolated, the data remains centrally governed and connected in real-time to the organization’s underlying data. Business users are empowered in their Space to establish connections to new data sources, upload local files, and model data before sharing insights in real-time with other users without affecting the integrity of the underlying data.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is a complete end-to-end solution that takes care of all your employees’ data needs from integration to modeling and analytics, to minimize the need for ad-hoc solutions. It’s also open so you can connect any third-party tools your employees use and then govern them centrally. No matter the employee’s role or department, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud helps you define clear authorizations and assign user roles. Spaces provide IT with company-wide visibility and governance over any data sources and connections.
The SAP BW4HANA Transfer Model enables you to transfer your models to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, making set up easy and ensuring quick-time-to-value. This way, you can immediately reuse your SAP BW/4 HANA models and begin empowering business users to connect, model, and visualize data themselves with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. The model transfer works by creating reference points between SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP BW/4HANA. Once set up, users can add, enhance, and transform data in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud without touching the original data in SAP BW/4HANA.
With an intuitive UI and the Business Layer, data is easy to model in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud using either SQL or a graphical drag-and-drop tool. Spaces provide an isolated environment where business users can model and blend global datasets with local data, like CSV files. Federation and virtualization in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud allows business users to access the data they need without IT replicating and exporting the data. It’s easy for IT to jump in at any time to enhance a model for reuse throughout the organization —without having to rebuild the model in a different environment.