SAP Data Services: What for ?
Let's first look at what SAP Data Services can help you with :
Turn your data into a trusted, ever-ready resource
With some of the very best functionality for data integration, quality, and cleansing, SAP Data Services software improves the quality of data across the enterprise. As part of the information management layer of SAP’s Business Technology Platform, it delivers trusted, relevant, and timely information to drive better business outcomes.
You can use the functionality of SAP Data Services with virtually all data in real-time or batch processing scenarios. You can manage data quality within a wide variety of standard and proprietary applications, platforms, and databases – including those from SAP and third parties.
Unlock meaning from all of your organization’s data
With this software, you can access and process structured and unstructured content from a variety of data sources across your enterprise. These include SAP and third-party data stores. The software lets you extract, transform, and load any data source into any target source to deliver it where and when it's needed, regardless of the size or format .
Simplify data management
SAP Data Services can apply data changes in various data formats, including any custom format using a SAP Data Services adapter. Enterprise users can apply data changes against multiple back-office systems singularly or sequentially. By generating calls native to the system in question, Data Services makes it unnecessary to develop and maintain customized code to manage the process.
Access, load, and move data while optimizing speed and performance
SAP Data Services generates SQL that is optimized for the specific target database (for example, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, and of course SAP HANA). Automatically generated, optimized code reduce the cost of maintaining data warehouses and enables quick building of data solutions that meet user requirements faster than other methods (for example, custom-coding, direct-connect calls, or PL/SQL).
SAP Data Services unique combination of features allows you to:
- Stage data in an operational data store, data warehouse, or data mart
- Update staged data in batch or real-time modes
- Create a single environment for developing, testing, and deploying the entire data integration platform
- Manage a single metadata repository to capture the relationships between different extraction and access methods and provide integrated lineage and impact analysis