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SAP launches SAP BW/4HANA to modernize data warehousing

In addition to traditional on-premise deployment, the new solution is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service so companies can modernize their data warehousing environments and move to the cloud.

SAP SE unveiled SAP BW/4HANA, a data warehouse application for running a real-time digital enterprise. In addition to traditional on-premise deployment, the new solution is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service so companies can modernize their data warehousing environments and move to the cloud.

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SAP BW/4HANA can provide an open data warehousing environment for application development, a modern user interface, multitemperature data handling and support for cloud-ready offerings including AWS and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, with other third-party cloud platforms expected to follow.

SAP BW/4HANA customers can benefit from an end-to-end data management platform for running a live digital business through the automatic generation of views in SAP HANA that combine SQL data logic and application data taken directly from SAP S/4HANA. It also has in-memory analytics and algorithm pushdown; redesigned user interface for enhanced data flow modeling; reduced data management and storage costs through automatic distribution of multitemperature data; unified data load management and full scale-out support, as a de facto standard for customers; and SAP Business Warehouse application to SAP BW/4HANA through utility features.

SAP BW/4HANA is available with built-in deployment for AWS and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, with additional cloud deployment options expected to follow. In addition, SAP BW/4HANA provides the ability to connect to the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud solution. As a result, SAP BW4HANA comes with built-in connectivity to SAP Digital Boardroom.

Coinciding with the launch of SAP BW/4HANA, SAP issued a new certification for AWS’s memory-optimized X1 instances. The new certification covers scale-out deployments up to seven nodes totaling 14 TB of memory.

“With SAP BW/4HANA and AWS, customers get the ability to run SAP’s modernized data warehouse for the real-time analytics that power their business, with the elasticity, flexibility and reliability of the AWS Cloud,” said Peter DeSantis, vice president, Compute Services, AWS. “Offering more memory than any other SAP-certified cloud instance available today, AWS’s X1 instances are purpose built for customers who want to quickly try, deploy, run and optimize their critical workloads in SAP HANA at scale, without investing in on-premise infrastructure.”

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