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Recent innovations – Data Integration

Connect to data anywhere stored in on-premise databases, cloud databases, and personal files. Enrich data and business metadata in preparation for self-service data analysis through purpose built data modeling capabilities and calculations. Recent releases have included these key features in data connectivity and management:

Data Sources

Live Connectivity

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Data Blending: BW live queries with imported data
  • Time series chart
  • Date Range Filters
  • Waterfall Charts and variance charts for BW live queries
  • Tuple Filter and linked dimensions

Integration with SAP HANA (1)

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Browser-based data blending: SAP HANA live data with imported data models
  • Support for dynamic HANA Input parameters
  • Performance and processing optimizations

Integration with SAP Universes

Live Universe Connectivity Release 2.1

  • Support of SAP Analytics Cloud analytics capabilities on stories: Ranking, threshold on measure, aggregation
  • Refresh enhancements: partial refresh warning, auto-refresh
  • LDAP and SAP Authentication to SAP BI Platform (for testing purpose)

(1)  For additional details, please refer to the Data Visualization roadmap on general BI visualization capabilities planned as part of the quarterly communication roadmap


Import Connectivity

Data import connectivity

  • Connectivity to additional on-premise data sources via JDBC connections
  • Support source structure definition from BW

Data preparation on imported data

  • Transpose columns to rows
  • Combine multiple datasets into a single model
  • Geo enrichment by country name and ISO codes
  • Calculated columns creation

Data management

  • Support of Daylight Savings Time for scheduled jobs

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.

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