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Can SAP BO Data Services be used in a self service framework for data preparation?

I know about SAP Agile Data Preparation which targets self service for data preparation. However, SAP Agile Data Preparation doesn't work yet with Hadoop as either a source or target. SAP BO Data Services does work with Hadoop as both as a source and target. How well would it work for business/end users? If so, are is there some guidelines on how to do this?

Thanks.

Regards,

Mel Calucin

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  • Jan 06, 2017 at 08:08 PM

    Hi Mel,

    SAP Data Services is our flagship data integration tool primary for IT or technical users for various data integration and data quality use cases where SAP Agile Data Preparation is a tool for business users both both on premise and at HANA Cloud Platform even though IT users can use it too. For now SAP Agile Data Preparation, it can read Hadoop data with Hive Adapter into Agile Data Preparation.

    Please let us know your complete use case and we can guide you an appropriate tool or tools.

    Regards,

    Swapan

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    • Hi Swapan,

      Thanks. I didn't know that SAP Agile Data Preparation can source data from Hive tables. Does it work with Spark tables as well? If not, when will it be available.

      I also wanted to be able to store the processed data to Hive/Spark tables because of the cost of Hana. Is this possible? If not, when will it be available?

      Also, does the data preparation part of "SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics" allow Hive/Spark tables to be used as sources and targets?

      Thanks,

      Mel Calucin

  • Jan 26, 2017 at 05:52 AM

    Hi Mel,

    Let me understand your questions here. Before I proceed, SAP Agile Data Preparation brings data from many supported sources (list grows in each release), processes the data within the application (SAP Agile Data Preparation) which is built on SAP HANA and then processed data can be exported out in various forms. The published roadmap provides additional information here. At this point, we don't have any Spark connector.

    If you have access to SAP Idea Place, I request you to submit your new requirements to https://ideas.sap.com/agiledatapreparation

    Regards,

    Swapan

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