SAP Business Warehouse (BW) powered by SAP HANA refers to using BW software suite on top of HANA database. This functionality explores all the key features of HANA database technologies and uses BW as a modeling tool for data modeling and analytical reporting. BW software supports various databases like Oracle, Microsoft, IBM DB2, Teradata, and many more. BW on HANA suggests that you are using HANA as database for BW data modeling capabilities and no other database is required.
This tutorial has been prepared for those having advanced level knowledge on SAP BW functions and SAP HANA Native modeling. After completing this tutorial, you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise in maintaining BW on top of HANA database, and exploring some key capabilities on BW powered by HANA.
Before you start proceeding with this tutorial, we assume that you are well-versed with basic BW and HANA concepts, like DataStore Objects (DSO), Data Transformations, InfoCubes, Query optimization, HANA Modeling and HANA DB features using HANA Studio. If you are not aware of these concepts, then we recommend that you first go through our tutorials on BW and HANA.