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Yes, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud addresses both IT and business users. SAP and solution partners provide prebuilt industry and line of business (LoB) content, templates, and models. LoB users can derive instant value from all the data with prebuilt content and advanced analytics. This content provides business users with faster results, without having to understand technical protocols and languages. In addition, business users can adapt the standard content to better fit their business requirements and share it with others in the organization. At the same time, the solution gives IT strong security and data governance functionalities. Through simple resource management, IT can assign individuals and teams the memory and computing power they need to do data modeling, data integration, and story building.
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud offers the flexibility for you to connect your ETL tools of choice. The solution also provides native data integration and virtualization capabilities, enabling users to integrate tools and different data sources.
Business users can easily model and explore data with prebuilt data models. The data builder feature in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud helps users map the data with an integrated and simple graphical modeling environment and offers self-service flexibility to connect and model data with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.
Integration between data warehouse and analytics is often a major, time-consuming challenge. That’s why SAP Data Warehouse Cloud comes with native SAP Analytics Cloud integration. It also provides open APIs to support third-party BI tools.
Enterprises are embracing the cloud to take advantage of the operational simplicity, flexibility, agility, and faster time to benefit that the cloud enables. However, most organizations do not have the resources to lift and shift their on-premise data warehouse to the cloud. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud architecture is designed to help you extend your existing on-premise data warehouse deployments, including SAP HANA for SQL data warehousing, SAP BW/4HANA, and third-party environments. This hybrid scenario allows you to balance pace and risks in moving to the cloud.
SAP BW/4HANA customers can easily extend current on-premise environments to include cloud scenarios. You can choose to move data from SAP BW/4HANA to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, a managed-service offering. Alternatively, the data can stay where it is and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud can consume the datasets directly from SAP BW/4HANA – without replicating them – and combine data with third-party data sources from cloud or on-premise systems. You can also try a hybrid approach and leave some data on premise in SAP BW/4HANA and put some data in the cloud in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.
* Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Rick Greenwald, Adam Ronthal, Henry Cook, 23 November 2020
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