Data solutions for the utility industry must contend with massive amounts of data
and rapid change. New energy sources, business models, and customer demands
continue to impact all aspects of the industry. The changing landscape has
created an array of data sources in different systems and BI tools.
Flexible, low-cost storage options are critical in effectively managing these data sources.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud integrates into any data landscape to provide
one central access point to all your data. Tight integration with on-premise solutions,
including SAP BW, SAP IS-U, and SAP BW/4HANA, enables a straightforward
extension to the cloud. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is open and can
leverage your current ETL and BI tools. As a SaaS product,
it requires no upfront investment, and storage can scale as needed.
How SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Solves Your Biggest Challenges
Smart meter data stored in SAP IS-U at 15 and 30-minute intervals can quickly grow and become difficult to store cost-effectively. While this smart meter data has limited functional value in SAP IS-U, it’s vital for analytics. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud can support SAP IS-U as a secondary database connection in a sidecar environment. In this setup, you can store smart meter data in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, and SAP IS-U can easily access it with a secondary database connection. To handle the growing amount of data and keep costs down, you can store smart meter data in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud’s data lake.
For robust analytics and reporting on smart meter data, you can leverage SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and the natively integrated SAP Analytics Cloud. With all your data centralized in SAP Data Warehouse, your reporting can extend beyond just smart meter data to a detailed analysis of enterprise-wide data. To get your meter-to-cash scenarios up and running quickly, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud will offer prebuilt business content. The content leverages service API extractors and CDS views, along with pre-built models and SAP Analytics Cloud dashboards. This way you can achieve a faster time to value from SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud integrates into your current landscape to create one central data layer. Connections are available for all sources, including SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP BW, non-SAP sources, and flat files. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud can replicate or virtualize data from different sources to create one source of truth with complex data models that span multiple data sources. IT can consolidate data and leverage ETL/ELT services like pipelining or data transformation to ensure data quality as the volume and number of data sources grow. When data becomes cold, you can move it to the in-built data lake to reduce costs.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is open and supports the ABAP-Adapter to connect, access, and replicate data from ABAP managed solutions. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud can also consume CDS views and connect to any third-party tools via the open SQL schema. Once your data sources are connected, you will have a central overview of all your data. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud’s openness makes it easy to share this centralized data with other systems, including 3rd party BI tools, across your organization. With centralized data, IT gets central governance and can define data access by creating and governing complex data models.