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BW SPS to HANA SP compatibility / best practices

Hi experts,

I've recently encountered some bad performance issues on a BWoH 7.5 system following a HANA revision upgrade and we noticed that the BW SP level is quite far behind. I was wondering if there is any official material or otherwise which points to best practice suggestions by SAP in keeping BW and HANA SPS levels closely in sync. Does anything like this or is my understanding of this coordination of SP levels even correct?



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  • Posted on Jul 09, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Hi Cal,

    I will suggest you to check the PAM for this ,you will get information there.

    Along with this please check Release information note for your HANA revision where it can point if there is any issue with respect to performance etc...

    If you still looking for more info,please share the current BWoH and HANA DB version.

    Best Regards,


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    • Hi Atul,

      Thanks for your comment. I've been scouring pam and support notes but have not found anything which specifically addresses my question.

      The specific scenario I'm dealing with has BW 7.5 SP11 with HANA 2 SPS 04 Revision 047.

      Further to that though, I'm more interested if there are best practices suggested by SAP about keeping the two versions aligned.


  • Posted on Jul 14, 2020 at 02:54 AM

    Hi Cal!

    Hope you are doing well!

    As far as i know, there's no restriction nor rules on keeping the 2 version aligned. ABAP running on NW7.5 that could apply to all SPS level are supported to run on HANA 2. SAP normally suggests to adopt on the latest HANA revision.

    You can refer to note 1600920, 24240699.

    Do you think the performance could possibly due to the Revision 047? As i can see there are plenty of performance related fixes covered on revision 048 - Note 2922700.

    Hope it helps.


    Nicholas Chang

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    • Hey Nicholas!

      Doing well, hope you are too!

      Just the answer I was looking for, thanks. I knew it's always recommended to be on the latest (per our old blog too!) but wasn't sure if there were any definitive restrictions on keeping the versions aligned.

      I, too, think the best course is to move to the DSM of 48.

      Thanks again mate, cheers.


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