HANA’s Effect on the Traditional Data Warehouse Approach for SAP and Non-SAP Customers (BI 2013)

  • by Scott Wallask, Managing Editor
  • May 2, 2013
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As SAP HANA takes a stronger foothold in the marketplace, some of SAP’s long-standing approaches to data warehouses may be changing.

In this exclusive video from our SAPexperts Theater at the BI 2013 conference in Las Vegas, Anupam Gupta, manager of the EPM Practice at The Principal Consulting, discusses the evolution of the data warehouse environment.

“I wouldn’t say the data warehouse is going away,” said Gupta, who is also a technical advisor for SAPexperts. “It’s the approach of building a data warehouse that’s changing.”

Gupta also talks about:

  • How these changes are affecting star schemas and ETL
  • Why he thinks two of HANA’s biggest myths are that it will replace SAP NetWeaver BW and that it won’t work for non-SAP shops

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Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask was the managing editor for the BI, BusinessObjects, and HANA content of SAPexperts. He has covered SAP for WIS since May 2010, with a focus on SAP NetWeaver BW, HANA, BusinessObjects, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and human resources. He has spent 19 years as a writer and editor, including stints as a reporter at several newspapers in the Boston area. For 12 years starting in 1998, he created in-depth content about fire safety and OSHA regulations in hospitals while working at HCPro, a healthcare publishing company. In 2005, he won a first place award for best instructional reporting from the Specialized Information Publishers Association for his series on fire protection efforts in nursing homes. He graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in 1994 with a BA degree in print journalism.

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