Integrating with SAP HANA Cloud

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Access data from SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud Integration Scenario

SAP HANA Cloud is a database-as-a-service that offers the power and performance of SAP HANA natively in the cloud, including full capabilities to process various data types, federate data storage, and run powerful applications. It offers a relational data lake for large-scale data storage and processing. Using SAP HANA Cloud, you can set up and run a cloud-based database service easily, and bind it to applications running on SAP BTP or elsewhere. You can also access SAP HANA Cloud using a variety of programming languages and interfaces, and build applications and data models.

SAP HANA Cloud Live Data Connection

In SAP Analytics Cloud, you can create live data connections to SAP HANA Cloud using Live Connection with Connection Type "SAP HANA Cloud". SAP Analytics Cloud can delegate model management to SAP HANA Cloud by building SAC models using HANA Calculation Views as a data source. Calculation Views allows users to define more advanced slices on the data available in the SAP HANA database. As a live data connection, no data will be stored on the cloud.

Use Cases for SAP HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud is central to SAP’s strategy of providing a next-generation digital platform that can power both existing and new applications, either on-premise or cloud or hybrid. These applications can be either SAP or non-SAP applications.

There are many use cases and scenarios for SAP HANA Cloud. These include the following:

  • To provide the database for next generation applications that require super-fast performance on huge data volumes at scale.
  • To power data warehouses including SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and custom data warehouses. Also, to power analytics, including SAP Analytics Cloud, by connecting to, and coordinating distributed data into a single, consistent data model.
  • To extend the data storage and processing capacities of on-premise applications, for example, when large numbers of new users are on-boarded.
  • To extend the functionality of existing SAP applications using cloud-based services.

SAP HANA Cloud in a Hybrid Landscape

SAP HANA Cloud can play a key role in a hybrid landscape. As customers move more of their applications to the cloud, they often continue to run on-premise applications with their on-premise databases, side-by-side.

SAP HANA Multi-Dimensional Services

SAP HANA Multi-Dimensional Services (MDS) is used to process multidimensional queries including aggregation, transformation and calculations in SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP HANA Cloud, and SAP HANA on-premise.

SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) models based on HANA Calculation View can improve Stories performance by delegating and moving data intensive calculations to SAP HANA Cloud. In this case, SAP Analytics Cloud is the application layer in the Future approach scenario as specified in diagram. By pushing down data intensive calculations to the SAP HANA Cloud and only returning the result, this would optimize the performance of the SAC Tenant.

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