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Choosing an SAP BI/BW database for InfoCube data

An administrator wants to know which databases in SAP BI/BW are best for data stored in an InfoCube.

Which database in SAP BI/BW is best to use for data that is stored in an InfoCube? Are there separate databases available for SAP, or is Oracle the best option?
SAP BI/BW supports databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, as well as IBM's DB2 and Informix. Choosing the database depends on various factors like availability, scalability, manageability and security features. Oracle has the most market share and has many features that SAP BI/BW utilizes well.
This was first published in April 2009

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