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How does SAP S/4HANA relate to SAP Business Warehouse or SAP BW/4HANA?

SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) powered by SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA complement SAP S/4HANA  embedded  analytics,  allowing  customers  to  address  all  use  cases  from  one  data  source,  resulting in a comprehensive reporting platform.

SAP BW is a strategic solution for enterprise data warehousing (EDW) and it has been recently expanded with a native SAP HANA EDW. SAP’s next-generation EDW, SAP BW/4HANA, is a new product specifically designed to run exclusively on the SAP HANA platform and to integrate with SAP S/4HANA in the same way as SAP BW powered by SAP HANA. The new innovations taking place with SAP BW/4HANA are compatible with existing SAP BW on SAP HANA environments and focus on Big Data with enhancements to data management (such as  multi-temperature  handling  or  a  variety  of  deployments  including  SAP  HANA  Enterprise  Cloud,  Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure).

As SAP’s strategic platform for EDW, new functionality in SAP  BW/4HANA  will  further  enhance  the  integration  with  SAP  S/4HANA  (with,  for  example,  CDS extraction, aligned content objects, and models).

What SAP S/4HANA industry solutions are available?

S/4HANA industry solutions

Both SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud are open to customers of all industries.

Within SAP S/4HANA we have an “Industry-to-Core” initiative as industry value chains undergo significant reorganization. For example, we can foresee the consumer products brands becoming retailers, and retailers becoming consumer products brands. The classical industry definitions are becoming increasingly blurred. Our Industry-to-Core initiative is driven by a “principle of one” mindset, and releases portions of the former industry solutions as part of the core SAP S/4HANA solution.

As expected, the functional depth and support of specific industry scenarios is larger for the on-premise edition than for the cloud edition

What are the key benefits for a customer to move to SAP S/4HANA?

SAP’s vision and strategy is to help customers run live in the digital economy. To deliver on this mission, SAP is  redefining how enterprise software creates value.  The prevalence of digital technologies is forcing organizations to reimagine their business models, the way their business processes are designed, and the way their employees work in the digital economy. While this brings a plethora of challenges due to the disruptive nature of digital technologies, the digital economy also presents numerous opportunities for those who are aware and prepared to embrace digital transformation.

Business value perspective:
This means that SAP S/4HANA creates some unique opportunities to reinvent business models and drive new revenues and profits. First, enterprises can now connect to people, devices, and business networks to deliver new value to their customers on any channel becausethe Internet of Things and Big Data are accessible to any business. Second, enterprises can dramatically simplify their processes, drive them in real time, and change them as needed to gain new efficiencies –batch processing is no longer required. And finally, business users can now get any insight on any data from anywhere in real time for planning, execution, prediction, and simulation, so decisions may be made on the fly with the finest level of granularity for faster business impact.

IT  value  perspective
This  means  that  SAP  S/4HANA  creates  some unique  opportunities  to  simplify  the  landscape  and  help  reduce  total  cost  of  ownership  (TCO),  with  SAP  HANA  as  the  great  simplifier. First, enterprises can eliminate redundant data, reducing their data footprint while working with larger data sets in one system (for example, with industry or application function reintegrated, where it was  previously  standalone).  This  enables  them  to  reduce hardware  costs,  operational  costs,  and complexity, and to save time

What is SAP S/4HANA?

What is SAP S/4HANA

What is S/4 HANA (simple explanation)
SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s next generation business suite designed to help you run simple in a digital and networked world. This new suite is built on our advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori. Deployable in the cloud or on-premise, SAP S/4HANA is built to drive instant value across lines of business and industries with the ultimate in sophistication: simplicity.

Additional Info:
SAP S/4HANA is    SAP’s next-generation business suite, providing a digital core for your organization. It is  a  new  product  fully  built  on  SAP  HANA,  one  of  the  most  advanced  in-memory  platforms  today, employing modern design principles with the SAP® Fiori® user experience (UX).

SAP S/4HANA delivers massive  simplifications  in  areas  such  as  customer  adoption,  data  model,  user  experience,  decision  making, business processes, and models. And it offers innovations for the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, business networks, and mobile-first to help businesses Run Simple in the digital economy.SAP  S/4HANA  is  designed  to  integrate  with  and  utilize  the IoT,  Big  Data,  mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and more. SAP S/4HANA helps our customers create a truly Live Business:

•It is immediate– empowering business users with insights to act in the moment
•It is intelligent – beyond automation to predictive suggestion
•It is integrated – not only between your departments, but connected to the world

What does S4 Hana stand for? 
SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (or SAP S/4HANA) is a business suite that is built on SAP's proprietary Operational Database System and in-memory computing platform called SAP HANA.

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How many ways you take SAP HANA database data backup?

There are different ways and tools to create a data backup.

a) SAP HANA studio
In the Navigator view select the system for which you want to start a backup. Use right mouse click and choose Backup from the context menu. Specify the location (directory) and the backup file prefix
to use. (The default location shows the path specified in the backup parameter basepath_databackup.)

b) SQL commands
You can enter SQL commands either by using the SQL editor in SAP HANA studio, or by using the hdbsql program on the command line.The backup can be started with the following SQL command:
If no absolute path is specified, the default backup location is prepended to the target. In both cases, a
suffix will be appended to the target.

c) Batch mode
To perform data backups in batch mode, we recommend that you use the command line tool hdbsql on operating system level. hdbsql enables you to trigger backups through crontab.

d) DBACockpit (from the ABAP system only)
You can find the DBA Cockpit documentation in the SAP Help Portal

Do I have to stop the SAP HANA database for backup?

No. Data and log areas can only be backed up when the SAP HANA database is online. During data and log backup the system is available as usual.

S/4 HANA 1511 - Netweaver 7.5 components

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.5

 SAP NetWeaver 7.5 for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511

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hdblcmgui display error - GCC Libraries (HANA Installation error)

<servername>:/51051151/DATA_UNITS/HDB_SERVER_LINUX_X86_64 # ./hdblcmgui
13:39:54: Error: Unable to initialize GTK+, is DISPLAY set properly?
SAP HANA Installer Runtime Error:
perl compilation error (loading LCM::Gui::App::LCMGuiApp):
cannot load wxWidgets properly: cannot open display
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at SDB/Install/App/ line 6.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at LCM/Gui/App/ line 6.

HANA License FREE with SAP Solution Manager 7.2

All customers with a valid SAP maintenance agreement can use SAP HANA as database for SAP Solution Manager. There is no additional SAP HANA licensing required.

Who should consider this?
This extension of usage rights is especially valuable for customers who are:
– SAP HANA only
– in a transition phase to SAP HANA
– paying maintenance for their SAP Solution Manager database (ex., Oracle, MSSQL)

HANA Memory- How to free up memory by unloading table from memory ?

Under normal circumstances, the SAP HANA database manages the loading and unloading of tables into and from memory independently. Actually, the main aim of SAP HANA database is to keep all relevant data in memory.

But, one can manually load and unload individual tables if necessary. How?....It’s simple, and it can be done from SAP HANA Studio itself.

Select the table by right click and choose the option “Unload …”
And later, manually load the table into memory again, if needed.
Moreover, if somebody fires the query associated to the same unloaded table, SAP HANA will pick & load the same table into memory FULL or PARTIALLY, purely depending upon the executed query.
Again, if one needs to free up memory, he/she can manually trigger the delta merge operation for a column table manually in SAP HANA Studio. The delta merge operation is related to the memory management concept of the column store, i.e, the part of the SAP HANA Database that manages data organized in columns in memory.

So, options are as follows:
“Unload …” – Free up memory by unloading table from memory
“Load …” – Loading the table into memory
“Merge…” – Triggering delta merge operation for a column table

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