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Native HANA or BW on HANA?

I am a BI Consultant having 3 years of experience and want to learn HANA.

Which one should I learn BW on HANA or Native HANA?

OR anything else should i go for.Please suggest.

Thanks in advance


Abhishek Jha

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  • Mar 16, 2017 at 06:46 AM


    my answer is both!

    In respect to the BW topic I would pay most attention to BW/4 HANA which is a general simplification of BW on HANA and the Infoproviders used in BW/4 HANA are those that will built a modern BW architecture. The advantage of a BW approach compared to a native HANA approach is that BW is a fully-fledged suite and it is well established in many markets. If this holds true for your market, I'd start with the BW approach.

    On the other hand, native HANA modelling is interesting if there has not been any BW in use before. However one should be aware that complexity rises because you will have to coordinate many independent tools (e.g. ETL and DWH). Anyway, even with a BW background it will be advantagous to know about native HANA (modelling) capibilites, especially because some of the functionality that had been part of BW will in the future be implemented in SAP HANA (e.g. Data Provisioning).



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