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Hello All,

I have started writing my thesis at a large enterprise in their SAP BI department and am currently writing my master thesis on the topic SAP BW on SAP HANA. I have completed the theoretical framework part explaining all the technologies used like BI, BWA, HANA and other broader topics such as datawarehousing in general etc.

The problem now is the part of applicability where i show -> if and how does HANA suit our environment(or not). This is something where i am stuck as to how i proceed further.

It would be of immense help if i got some ideas and approaches from you guys.

P.S - The company does not have HANA yet and is using BWA.

Thanks in advance.

Message was edited by: Tom Flanagan

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    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Hello Joe,

    BWA being the altenate in-memory appliance to accelerate the query performance till date, and no doubt many end users were satisfied with the productivity of BWA to accelerate the reporting on top of BW.

    Although, the functionality of BWA and BW powered by HANA are almost simillar, BWA can only accelerate a subset of data and later some more effort has to be put in to replicate the data from the BW database to BWA. On the other hand BW powered by HANA has all the data automatically in memory which in turn boosts the performance of the reports without any sort of additional effort.



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