Connect Securely to your Data

Whether your data is stored in spreadsheets, on premise databases, cloud databases, or a combination of all three, you'll be able to analyze it with SAP Analytics Cloud. Connecting to your data is the first step in getting a clear picture of your enterprise; resulting in streamlined processes and data-driven decision making.

Connection Types

There are two types of data connections possible: live data connections and import data connections.

Live Data Connections

  • Are available for cloud and on premise data sources
  • Do not replicate your data in SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Use existing data models for analysis
  • Update your data visualizations and stories with new data in real-time

Import Data Connections

  • Are available for cloud and on premise data sources
  • Replicate data within SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Create new data models through the SAP Analytics Cloud Modeler
  • Update your data visualizations and stories when refreshed

Explore your Connection Options

Depending on your environment, there are different requirements to establish both live and import data connections to SAP Analytics Cloud. Expand the matrixes below for more details on how to achieve connections with your individual scenario.

Connection How-to Guides

Choose your connection type below to download a PDF of detailed instructions. For more help on connections, check out the SAP Analytics Cloud help documentation. We'll have you up and running in no time.

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