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BW 7.5 new features without HANA

Hi, all

We are thinking of upgrading our BW 7.3.1 to 7.5. I don't think our shop will go to Hana soon, we will be stuck with Oracle for a while. Is there any link for new features for BW 7.5 NON-HANA? So far I only saw new feature documentation for BW on Hana. I guess SAP don't pay attention to poor customers anymore.

Thanks,

Jonathan.

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3 Answers

  • Apr 16, 2016 at 01:34 AM

    Hi Jonathan,

    Most benefits will come with a combined database migration to SAP HANA. Next to the performance gains, there comes a lot new stuff like Eclipse-based modeling tools and new InfoProvider types.

    However, there are also few improvements for any other database than SAP HANA. E.g. XXL attributes, very long texts and extended characteristic values.

    Last but not least, from a maintenance and support point-of-view you have to upgrade once in a while. The end of Mainstream Maintenance is end of 2022.

    Best regards,

    Sander

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  • Apr 15, 2016 at 08:56 PM

    Hi Jonathan,

    All the documents that I have come across for 7.5 mention only HANA. No where is it explicitly mentioned that BW 7.5 is HANA only, but still I think it is safe to assume that BW 7.5 on HANA is the 'only' and right way to go.

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  • Apr 18, 2016 at 08:46 AM

    Hi Jonathan,

    Please refer to the below link. SAP has given what is new features added and enhanced features to existing.

    What's New in SAP NetWeaver 7.5 (Release Notes) - SAP Library

    New features like Exception Aggregation of Simple Linear Regression, Exception Aggregation of Median and Aggregation IF Operator are also available on BW 7.5 on any DB. And there are so many features that is available only in SAP BW 7.5 on HANA (SAP BW, edition for HANA), where HANA specific feature tagged with name SAP HANA or BW modelling tools.

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