Do InfoCubes have a future?

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Fabian Bentz

SAP BW to HANA Migration HandbookWhile the future of InfoCubes is in some doubt, as can be seen in the spirited debates in online forums and blogs, they are still needed in SAP BW on HANA. Transactional InfoCubes play a key role in integrated planning and write-back options, as well as for storage and management of non-cumulative key figures. They are also needed because customers need them to avoid having to rewrite application logic, MultiProviders, data transformations, and queries that were built in previous versions of SAP BW. Moving forward, InfoCubes will likely fall out of use in new development, as SAP HANA renders the need for relational databases, and the complicated structure of InfoCubes, unnecessary.

Keep reading in The SAP BW to HANA Migration Handbook
by Rob Frye, Dr. Bjarne Berg, Joe Darlak.

SAP HANA has revolutionized the way we store data and architect reporting solutions. This book provides a step-by-step guide for moving an existing SAP BW system on any database to SAP HANA. Identify the differences between the database migration option (DMO) process and other options. Get sample staffing plans, tools for hardware sizing and planning, and budgeting tips for planning your migration project.

Walk through the process for cleaning your SAP Business Warehouse (BW) system prior to migration and find out how doing so can reduce your SAP BW on HANA implementation costs. Walk through DMO process prerequisites and examine the SAP BW on HANA Migration Cockpit in detail. Get step-by-step instructions for executing a SAP BW on HANA migration using DMO and get tips based on lessons learned from the world’s largest DMO migration project. Walk away with best practices for monitoring the health of your SAP HANA implementation. Using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, the authors provide expert strategies to help your company’s migration project succeed.

– Proven techniques for planning and executing a successful migration
– Building a solid migration business case
– Sizing and optimization of SAP BW on SAP HANA
– Step-by-step runbook for the migration process