Master Class for Optimizing SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse

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  • October 2013

    RDP303 Master Class for Optimizing SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse on SAP HANA

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    Disclaimer

    This presentation outlines our general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchase decision. This presentation is not subject to your license agreement or any other agreement with SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this presentation or to develop or release any functionality mentioned in this presentation. This presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. SAP assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document, except if such damages were caused by SAP intentionally or grossly negligent.

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    This is a fast paced master class covering many topics

    There wont be enough time to go into great detail but we will do plenty of demos and provide many links to get additional information

    Faster Your Seatbelts, Please

  • Getting Started

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    Optimization Finding the Best Solution

    Optimizing SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse

    powered by SAP HANA means

    following best practice guidelines* in

    all areas of system configuration

    * Best practices can change as we learn more from successful customer

    implementations or when new functionality becomes available

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    Customer Solution Adoption Our Mission

    Making

    Innovation Adoption a More Beautiful Experience

    for Our Customers

    We bring you how to guide, webinars, and now lots of tools*

    * All tools mentioned in this session are either included in the standard solution or available for download via SAP Notes

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    Master The Basics and

    Understand the Path to BW on HANA

    Best Practices

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    The Basics

    To become a master you have to know the basics first (prerequisite for this session)

    Getting Started with BW on HANA Positioning, Introduction & Experiences, and much more

    SAP HANA Documentation Master and Installation Guides Technical Operations Manual

    SAP NetWeaver BW Documentation End-to-End Implementation Roadmap for SAP NetWeaver BW, powered by SAP HANA SAP NetWeaver BW Technical Operations Guide Using the SAP HANA Database

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    The Project Approaches

    To become a master you have to understand the options for getting to BW on HANA (another prerequisite for this session)* See webinar for details

    * Of course starting from scratch with a brand new install is another option

    New Installation In-place Migration

    Copy, Upgrade + Migrate

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    Know the Tools That Do the Work For You

    Best Practices

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    Tool #1: SAP NetWeaver BW Migration Cockpit for SAP HANA

    There are many transactions and programs to help you configure BW on

    HANA in an optimal way

    The SAP NetWeaver BW Migration Cockpit

    for SAP HANA provides

    easy access to the

    most used and useful tools

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    Tool #1: SAP NetWeaver BW Migration Cockpit for SAP HANA

    Additional Information and Download SAP Note 1909597

    Prerequisites SAP NetWeaver BW 3.5 or higher

    Comments Cockpit layout will depend on release level and database platform Tools for release 7.3 will not show up in when running cockpit on release 3.5 or 7.0 Tools for release 7.0 will not show up in when running cockpit on release 3.5 Tools specifically for SAP HANA will not show up when running on other databases

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    Check Your BW System Before and After Migrating to SAP HANA

    Best Practices

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    Tool #2: SAP NetWeaver BW Checklist for SAP HANA

    Automated check of best practice guidelines for operations

    and prerequisites for migration

    of an existing SAP NetWeaver BW deployment

    to the SAP HANA platform

    Note: The checks are not necessarily complete or intended to replace existing tools and checks (like the ASU-Toolbox or Early Watch Reports). The goal is rather to automate and combine various checks that would have to

    be performed manually otherwise.

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    Tool #2: SAP NetWeaver BW Checklist for SAP HANA

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    Tool #2: SAP NetWeaver BW Checklist for SAP HANA

    Additional Information and Download SAP Note 1729988

    Prerequisites SAP NetWeaver BW 3.5 or higher

    Comments Currently contains over 135 checks in the following areas General, Database, Basis, Corrections, BW Data Warehouse Management, BW OLAP Technology, BW

    Business Planning, BW Enhanced Infrastructure, BW System, BW Technical Content, Customer Objects, and Post Copy Automation Tool

    Highly recommended to run before, during, and after your migration project

  • Sizing

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    Optimizing System Size

    Main Activities Determining Memory Requirements for

    SAP HANA (i.e. Database Sizing)

    Configuring Near-line Storage Solution and setting Up Data Archive Processes (DAP)

    Execute Data Archiving via ADK or Process Chains

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    Size Your BW System Using a Fully Automated Sizing Tool

    Best Practices

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    Sizing SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA

    Avoid Pitfalls and Size Your BW System Properly Must read community blog How NOT to size a SAP NetWeaver BW system for SAP HANA

    For existing BW systems, the one and only way for sizing is to use the fully automated sizing program SAP Note 1736976

    For additional details on sizing the master node SAP Note 1855041

    Exception Sizing of new installations is done using SAP QuickSizer

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    Tool #3: SAP NetWeaver BW Sizing Tool for SAP HANA

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    Tool #3: SAP NetWeaver BW Sizing Tool for SAP HANA

    Additional Information and Installation Instructions SAP Note 1736976

    Prerequisites SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 SP 1 or higher ST-PI release 2008_1_700 / 2008_1_710 SP 6 or higher

    Comments Tool is continuously improved so check the SAP Note that you run the latest version Can be used for sizing complete systems or for sizing various subsets of data Approximate runtime is 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on parallel degree and speed of database)

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    Lower TCO by Leveraging Non-active Data Concept and Off-loading Data to

    Near-line Storage (or Archive)

    Best Practices

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    Performance Data Volume

    Data is read and/or written frequently In memory No restrictions, all features available

    Infrequent access On disk, no need to keep in memory all the time No restrictions, all features available

    Sporadic access Not stored in HANA DB; stored in Near-line Storage Restricted to NLS capabilities

    Optimizing Data Management

    Providing lower TCO out-of-the-box by optimized RAM management

    hot

    warm

    cold

    Non-Active Data Concept

    NLS for Read-only Data

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    Optimizing Data Management Non-active Data Concept

    Use write optimized DataStore Objects for at least Corporate Memory objects or pass-through DataStore Objects

    Follow a proper housekeeping for PSA tables in parallel with non-active data

    Dont - or be very careful by influencing or changing the non-active data concept SAP HANA

    SAP NetWeaver BW

    CM

    DataSource

    RAM

    Pers.

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    Non-active Data Concept

    Additional Information and Installation Instructions SAP Note 1767880 Webinar presentation Webinar replay

    Prerequisites SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 SP 8 SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 5

    Comments By default all PSA and write-optimized DSO tables are non-active (early unload flag is set) No extra maintenance or tuning is necessary (but you have to be on SP level mentioned above) For fine-tuning, other InfoProviders and PSA tables can be marked with the early unload flag as well

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