In the first part of this series #1 Action Plan, we looked at the preparatory questions to consider before migrating to SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA. Now, let’s take a high level look at deployment options & scenarios for SAP HANA.
What are my deployment options?
Firstly, it’s important to note that SAP HANA is both a database and a database platform. For this reason, it can be used in multiple scenarios and deployed in several ways.
Here are the 4 most popular options:
Primary database for SAP Business Suite
Primary database for SAP Business Warehouse
Agile Data Mart
Development platform for new applications
What are the typical scenarios?
In general we distinguish between on-top scenarios and side-by-side (sometimes called “side-car”) scenarios.
In this scenario the SAP HANA database is the primary (only) database of a business system.
Within the side-by-side scenarios existing business systems with traditional databases are extended by a SAP HANA database.
Common side-by-side implementations for our customers are currently:
Accelerators for different business scenarios (ERP, CRM, etc.).
Real-time data replication via SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT) from one or several business systems to the SAP HANA database for reporting via SAP Business Objects Platform (SBOP)4.0/4.1 clients.
Non-real time replication of data from a system(s) to an SAP HANA database via SBOP Data Services and reporting via SBOP clients.
Want to know more? What about S/4HANA deployment options and scenarios to support your company’s digital transition? – Explore the SAP Enterprise Support Value Map for SAP HANA & SAP S/4HANA, reach out to our focus advisors and collaborate with other customers.