BI & HANA: Case study: Real-world lessons from Mobile Mini's SAP HANA platform migration

  • by Heather Sinkwitz, Mobile Mini
  • March 4, 2019
Explore technical and strategic factors that contributed to Mobile Mini's successful migration from a legacy SQL Server Enterprise Data Warehouse to an SAP HANA platform.

Mobile Mini, a leading provider of portable storage solutions with 1,500 business users across 150+ locations in North America and the United Kingdom, recently transitioned from a legacy SQL Server Enterprise Data Warehouse to leverage the SAP HANA platform for real-time reporting. Explore technical and strategic factors that contributed to a successful migration — from project planning to implementation steps, and lessons learned, including:  

  • The company’s business case to leverage SAP HANA as its data platform for optimal performance and agility
  • Insight into the process used to migrate all the existing SAP BusinessObjects reporting to new optimized, user-friendly universes built on SAP HANA
  • Details on the decision process around the ultimate data structure solution end-to-end, including consideration of calculation views, star views, CDS views, and universes
  • Insight into technical and infrastructure challenges, such as impacts of running SAP HANA live in the SAP ECC environment
  • Business and technical performance improvements realized from both reporting and data loading perspectives

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