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December 2014

Selecting an SAP business intelligence and data warehousing platform

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SAP offers a number of business intelligence platforms that are only effective with the right data management systems in place. To select the best option for your organization, it can be helpful to understand the concepts and underlying framework of each. In this three-part guide, Ethan Jewett, SAP Mentor and BI and data management specialist, cuts through the hype that can befuddle organizations exploring business intelligence and data warehousing in SAP.

First, Jewett offers up a realistic view of the buzzwords currently driving trends in data management. In reality, he writes, the hype they generate often doesn’t hold up. Jewett also names and defines a few terms of his own: honesty, integrity and transparency. When used in conjunction with the ideas of big data or predictive analytics, Jewett writes, those three words can more effectively contribute to the value of business data. Next, Jewett cuts through the confusion behind SAP and Hadoop integration. The collection of tools for handling large sets of data integrates with SAP in a variety of different, and complex, ways. To close, Jewett takes a hard look at the data transformation tools currently offered by vendors.

About The Author

Ethan Jewett - Senior SAP Architect

Ethan Jewett is a consultant and SAP Mentor. He focuses on SAP ...Read More

Table Of Contents

  • Confused by big data hype? Buzzwords don’t help
  • Cut through the SAP-Hadoop fog
  • Beneath the surface of data transformation

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