SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator

Overview

Alexander Peter Product Management SAP NetWeaver BI June 2008

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Overview BIA Appliance BIA Configuration & Administration SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator in Detail Service Level Agreements Roadmap

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Opportunities not Harvested

Traditional methods too inflexible, unreliable or not economical

THE TRENDS
Increased adoption of analytics
Data explosion, growing 50% p.a. Frequent need for change More users / usage of analytics Users create queries despite having no knowledge of BI technology

THE CHALLENGES
Traditional BI platforms are bottlenecks
Unpredictable response times Inability to meet demand for change € (tuning or boutique hardware)

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) Faster development of new models and queries Business New Business Scenarios Get more detailed insight into your business Data Latency Extremely shortened roll-up and change run times Opportunity for more frequent data alignments Compression not always needed © SAP 2007 / Page 4 . utilities.) Challenging response time SLA Ad-Hoc reporting / stable response times Scalable blade server platform IT Time for Development Less focus on performance aspects (aggregates. banking etc. caching strategies.SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Value Proposition Cost of Operation Save time to build and maintain aggregates Save disk space Take load off BI hardware Consolidate BI landscape Performance / Scalability Ready for high data volumes (retail. DB tuning etc.

0 Calculation on the fly Fast as Lightning Predictable query performance Any query Compressed and Column-based Optimized for Analysis Agile Low TCO Fast to Upload DBMS Calculation Business Warehouse BIA Bypassed SAP NetWeaver BI for queries © SAP 2007 / Page 5 .SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator for high performance BI at lowest operation costs A new transparent approach to boost BI query performance Performance speedup factor between 10 and 100 .also for BusinessObjects clients Without changing the BI user experience (transparent to users) Ensures low cost of operations Prerequisite: BI in SAP NetWeaver 7.

..Terminology TREX and SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator TREX : Search and classification engine.) to handle structured data Note: BI Accelerator and TREX are two different installations The BI Accelerator cannot be used for standard KMC functionality A TREX installation cannot be used as a BI accelerator Document / Meta Data Search Query Acceleration TREX standalone X X X X TREX for BIA SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BI © SAP 2007 / Page 6 . compression . retrieving. mainly for unstructured data BI Accelerator is built using TREX technology (indexing.

Terminology – BI Accelerator Index Index BI Accelerator index: Structure containing replicated data and indexes (one index per table) that represents the BI star schema for the BI Accelerator Indexing: Transfer of InfoCube data to the SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator server and processing and compressing it into the BI Accelerator index InfoCubes Indexing BI Accelerator Index ABC ~ 4 4 4 4 4 GHI ~ 6 6 6 6 6 JKL ~ 7 7 7 7 7 MNO ~ 8 8 8 8 8 PQR ~ 9 9 9 9 9 STU ~ 10 10 10 10 10 DEF ~ 5 5 5 5 5 SAP NetWeaver BI SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator © SAP 2007 / Page 7 .

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Architecture Business Business Any Client Tool Objects Explorer Analytic Engine In-Memory Processing Indexing InfoCubes Any Source Data Acquisiton SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BI © SAP 2007 / Page 8 .

© SAP 2007 / Page 9 .Query Execution 1 Information Broadcasting / Precalculation Information Broadcasting / Precalculation 2 Query Cache Query Cache 3 Aggregates SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator 4 InfoProvider Query Execution Without BI Accelerator Query Execution With BI Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BI checks the listed repositories (in the order shown) to obtain the query result.

BI Performance Techniques: Speed vs. Re-usability The BI Accelerator offers high re-usability together with fast performance in a manner not possible with other techniques! Fastest Canned Reports Query Cache SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Summary Tables Performance Less fast Database High re-usability Very few specific objects (or sets) can be used to accelerate many different queries Lowest Re-usability © SAP 2007 / Page 10 Highest .

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indexing relevant InfoCubes Advantages Rapid Deployment Performance-optimized Minimized Maintenance Premium Hardware Partners (as of Q2 2008) Hewlett-Packard IBM Fujitsu-Siemens SUN © SAP 2007 / Page 12 . e.g.Appliance Shipment – 1 – SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator will only be available as an appliance (“in a box”) Complete SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator preinstalled Only little configuration effort by the customer.

64-bit Optimized storage included High-Speed Network Switch Dedicated network between BI and BIA High Availability options Built-in redundant components Synchronized backup Switchover Tailored support offers by the hardware partners SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Appliance BIA Software Blades Operating System Storage Tailored Support High Availability Network Switch Note: SAP NetWeaver BI installation continues to be supported on the platforms described in the PAM (product availability matrix) © SAP 2007 / Page 13 .Appliance Shipment – 2 – Components of the Appliance Standalone or fit into an existing customer rack Blade servers with 64-bit Intel Xeon CPUs Linux SLES.

Benefits of Appliance Shipment Reduced Costs of Operation Minimized maintenance Centralized monitoring through CCMS Rapid Deployment Instantaneous operation Pre-Installed by hardware vendor Minimal pre-defined configuration requirements for the BIA software Appliance Easy scalability through blade server architecture Simple purchase Limited variations based on standard components Performance & Integration Optimized hardware/software efficiency Combination of hardware components and configuration optimized for high-end performance and high availability Affordable commodity hardware Reduced license costs for 3rd party components Minimized upgrade risk Optimized HW/SW support offers Quick Time-to-market Assured quality of functionality Reduced integration effort with hardware and software © SAP 2007 / Page 14 .

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Appliance Photos BIA appliance by IBM BIA appliance by HP CPUs by Intel BIA appliance by SUN BIA appliance by Fujitsu Siemens © SAP 2007 / Page 15 .

Purchase and Implementation Process Pre-requisites 1. Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7. please see SDN! © SAP 2007 / Page 16 . Identify InfoCubes and index them Recommendation: Configuration Check for BIA (as part of SAP Quality Check for BIA) For further services provided by SAP AGS or consulting. Contact SAP Account Executive for BIA license Contact hardware partner’s AE for ordering BIA hardware Installation by Hardware Vendor 1. 2. 2. Hardware Partner ships and installs BIA appliance Some on-site configuration might be necessary Post-installation Set-up 1.0 Perform Sizing via QuickSizer (recommendation: use services provided by SAP AGS “SAP Quality Check”) Purchasing Process 1. 2. 2.

size of result set. this reduction has not been captured in the SAP NetWeaver BI sizing.sdn. number of users etc. As this load reduction depends on several detailed factors (such as share of query time spent in analytic engine. otherwise the BIA options will not appear. Refer to Thread on SDN posted by Marc Bernard for some additional info https://forums. then the program and method described in SAP note 917803 is recommended Report computes memory requirements and disk space (also runs on SAP BW 3. If you already have a BI system (loaded with data).sap. Most of the data captured is the same as for SAP NetWeaver BI sizing. you can Copy & Paste the values for the BIA sizing.jspa?threadID=776332&tstart=0 © SAP 2007 / Page 17 .QuickSizer BIA Sizing integrated in SAP QuickSizer QuickSizer access: http://service. If you have already performed a BI sizing.).x) Using the BIA will take load off of the SAP NetWeaver BI system.com/thread.com/quicksizer Create Project and select SAP NetWeaver BI Create a new QuickSizer project.sap.

Hardware Sizing Sizing Hardware sizing Hardware partner translates the results of SAP QuickSizer into optimal configuration of hardware High availability setup: Extra blade(s) required as backup for automatic failover Valid for production and test system Possibly less rigid performance requirements for test systems optional sharing of resources (see ‘BIA in non-production environments’) Important note: sizing has to be adjusted once new InfoCubes are indexed by BIA that haven’t been taken into account for the original sizing © SAP 2007 / Page 18 .

jspa?threadID=776332&tstart=0 © SAP 2007 / Page 19 . then the program and method described in SAP note 917803 is recommended Refer to Thread on SDN posted by Marc Bernard for some additional info https://forums. If you already have a BI system (loaded with data).com/quicksizer > Create Project and select SAP NetWeaver BI Most of the data captured is the same as for BI sizing. If you have already performed a BI sizing.BIA Sizing now in SAP QuickSizer SAP QuickSizer can now capture sizing information for BIA http://service. You must create a new QuickSizer project.sdn.com/thread. you can Copy & Paste the values for the BIA sizing.sap. otherwise the BIA options will not appear.sap.

as there were no hardware outages Further Information WinterCorp whitepaper: https://www.com/irj/sdn/bia © SAP 2007 / Page 20 . 16GB) 17 TB storage Plus 5 backup blades not needed.High-End Scalability with SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Jupiter – Executive Summary SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator ready for rapidly growing data volume No scalability limits identified (tested up to 140 blades) Proven manageability of large-scale SAP NetWeaver BI installations Impressive throughput – for both writing and reading BIA indexes High reliability Jupiter Facts 25 TB InfoCube data (corresponds to overall 50-70 TB data warehouse) Total of 78 InfoCubes.sap. 30 billion rows 135 IBM HS21 blades (2 dual-core CPUs.sdn.

For mid-size customers. Any combination of blade generations can be used in the same BIA system.Appliance FAQ Memory Which memory setup is supported for BIA blades? See matrix for release status of blade generation and memory. Irwingdale (single-core) 8 GB Woodcrest (dual-core) Clovertown (quad-core) Harpertown (quad-core) (for mid-size offering) (for mid-size offering) (for mid-size offering) 16 GB 32 GB See SAP note 1161765 for details © SAP 2007 / Page 21 . See SAP note 1163149 for more details. This offering provides best value at reasonable hardware and license costs. the HW partners offer one XS configuration consisting of 8GB blades. 32 GB Harpertown (quad-core) blades are currently in certification process. See SAP note 1161765 for release status per hardware partner.

not a third party – support can be highly specialized and tailored on the complete offering High Availability (switch-over) may depend on the storage and cannot be offered outof-the-box using other storage systems © SAP 2007 / Page 22 .Appliance FAQ Storage Why is the storage part of the BIA appliance? The storage as part of the appliance has some significant advantages: Rapid and instantaneous deployment (preinstalled hardware and minimal configuration effort) Optimal performance configuration through highly integrated hardware and software setup Reduced cost of operation (minimized and centralized maintenance) Support only involves SAP and the HW partner.

have to be ensured by the customer and/or the implementation partner. Performance. can only be guaranteed by both SAP and hardware partners. supportability. Performance. Be sure to choose the right size under the following aspects Do not undersize the system in order to be prepared for the future Do not oversize the system to avoid investments into ‘empty’ and unused hardware. high availability. © SAP 2007 / Page 23 . security etc. How can I optimize this infrastructure? An existing rack including the power source can be used for all SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator and SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search appliances. supportability. if you strictly stick to the appliance set-up Note: any changes to the standard appliance set-up require additional effort and a separate project.Appliance FAQ Optimizing the Appliance Investment I have done some investments into the blade infrastructure. Rack holds several BladeCenter / Enclosure holds several Blade Appliances are available in several sizes. a pre-installed delivery from factory cannot be guaranteed. high availability etc.

Several BIA instances can be installed in one BladeCenter/enclosure on project basis. Rack BIA Instance SAP NetWeaver BI BIA Instance SAP NetWeaver BI © SAP 2007 / Page 24 .Appliance FAQ BI-BIA Connection Do I need 1:1 relationship between BI and BIA? The only supported configuration for productive systems is a 1:1 connection between the BI instance and the BI accelerator to ensure uncompromised performance of BIA. In order to maximize the value of the investment. it is required to have dedicated storage (disk controller) and network connection (switch) to ensure that high load on one BIA instance is not impacting performance of the other instance. For production systems. you can install several BIA instances in one rack – utilizing the existing infrastructure.

a pre-installed delivery from factory cannot be guaranteed. © SAP 2007 / Page 25 . Note again: any changes to the standard appliance set-up require additional effort/costs and a separate project.Appliance FAQ Sharing the Blade Infrastructure What further options do I have for test environments? Ideally. following components may be shared on project basis: Storage and network connection (in addition to rack and BladeCenter/enclosure) Blades. the components of the infrastructure are exactly sized to the system needs. As non-productive systems typically have less requirements towards high performance and disaster tolerance. please refer to SAP note 979609) Connection week 1 SAP NetWeaver BI Test System 1 SAP NetWeaver BI Test System 2 BIA Connection week 2 Note that reorganization or restart of one BIA instance may affect all connected BI systems. so that there is no need to deviate from the appliance definition. only if you do not need several test BIA systems in parallel (but sequentially) – Note that only one active BIA installation per blade is supported at a time (is connected to exactly one BI instance) – You can install several (inactive) BIA systems on one blade – Activate the BIA system that you need for a given period of time and rebuild the BIA index on it (for more information.

and the link to hardware partners is via Linux Lab.novell. ask for tailored BIA support offers Novell offers enhanced support for SUSE Linux in collaboration with SAP Linux Lab ('SUSE Priority Support for SAP').com/sapsupport for more information. This offer facilitates communication and ensures seamless support at high quality particularly for BIA customers. The customer is responsible for applying patches and support packages or for contracting this work to third parties. © SAP 2007 / Page 26 Hardware Partner * . this is not included in the SAP support fee. Note that OS patches need to be released by the HW partner! Customer Message If issue not in BIA software If issue caused by OS Novell * BIA Issue SAP SAP LinuxLab If issue caused by hardware or network * : An additional support contract is necessary. software and OS of the BIA? BIA software support is included in the SAP service fee Additional support contracts are highly recommended: Hardware partner offers contracts for hardware maintenance. Please check www. The maintenance and support process is organized in the same manner as other SAP products Software issues are handled by SAP.Appliance FAQ Maintenance and Support Who maintains and supports hardware.

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BI Accelerator Index Maintenance – 1 – Accessing BI Accelerator Index Maintenance Similar to aggregate maintenance via context menu for a particular InfoCube Or direct access via transaction RSDDV © SAP 2007 / Page 28 .

filling.BI Accelerator Index Maintenance – 2 – Index Wizard Creation. deletion of BI accelerator indexes via easy-to-use wizard © SAP 2007 / Page 29 .

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator – Roll-up Roll-up Update of newly loaded data to BI Accelerator index Similar to roll-up process for aggregates Only one BI Accelerator index. highly parallel very fast process Same process for BI Accelerator and aggregates: no need to change of process chains Delta Load Delta BIA Index SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator © SAP 2007 / Page 30 .

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator – Change Run Change Run Update BI Accelerator index after master data/hierarchy changes BI Accelerator index has same granularity as the InfoCube No changes needed for transactional data Update of master data tables as part of BI Accelerator index minimal runtime No update needed for changed key date of time-dependent attributes Same process for BI Accelerator and aggregates: no need to change of process chains Old Master Data New Master Data BIA Index SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator © SAP 2007 / Page 31 .

Checks – Connection Check Index Check – Etc. (The name servers are not restarted.) – Reorganize BIA landscape: If the BI accelerator server landscape is unevenly distributed. – © SAP 2007 / Page 32 . This includes the name server and index server Restart BIA index server: restarts the index server. you can use this action to delete and rebuild all the BI accelerator indexes.BI Accelerator Administration Tool – 1 – SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Goal: Minimal Administration RSDDBIAMON Central monitoring and administration tool Index Settings Possible actions – – Restart BIA server: restarts all the BI accelerator servers and services. this action redistributes the loaded indexes on the BI accelerator servers – Rebuild BIA indexes: If a check discovers inconsistencies in the indexes.

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BI Accelerator Administration Tool – 3 – RFC Destination for the BI system If not maintained. BI accelerator monitor asks for configuration details (otherwise: check transaction RSCUSTA for the correct setting) © SAP 2007 / Page 34 .

BI Accelerator Data Consistency Check Center Start Check Center from BIA monitor Start Check Center from BIA monitor > Go to > Consistency Checks > Go to > Consistency Checks Five different types of checks are available and can be scheduled. Click on the info button for more details. Five different types of checks are available and can be scheduled. © SAP 2007 / Page 35 . Click on the info button for more details.

BI Accelerator RSRV Checks Consistency Checks Performance Checks Compounded Test Index Repair © SAP 2007 / Page 36 System Information .

Useful SAP Notes Useful SAP Notes Compatibility of NW BI SPS and BIA revision SAP Note 1148111 Database Fallback for BIA SAP Note 940635 Estimation of memory consumption SAP Note 917803 © SAP 2007 / Page 37 .

Agenda 1. Overview BIA Appliance BIA Configuration & Administration SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator in Detail Service Level Agreements Roadmap © SAP 2007 / Page 38 . 6. 5. 4. 3. 2.

BI Accelerator Index Build Time Column-based storage & compression to minimize memory footprint of BI Accelerator indexes Business Business Objects Explorer Any Client Tool In-Memory Processing Analytic Engine Indexing InfoCubes Any Source Data Acquisiton Parallel indexing of InfoCube data via standard BI processes SAP NetWeaver BI SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator © SAP 2007 / Page 39 .

BI Accelerator Initial Load Into Main Memory Business Business Objects Explorer Any Client Tool In-Memory Processing Analytic Engine Indexing InfoCubes Any Source Data Acquisiton Initial load of indexes into memory for entire in-memory procesing SAP NetWeaver BI SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator © SAP 2007 / Page 40 .

BI Accelerator Query Run Time Merging and results preparation for BI queries Business Business Objects Explorer Any Client Tool On-the-fly aggregation In-Memory Processing Analytic Engine Indexing InfoCubes Any Source Data Acquisiton SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BI © SAP 2007 / Page 41 .

BI Accelerator for Planning Business Objects Business Explorer Analytic Engine Any Client Tool In-Memory Processing Indexing Plan Buffer/ Caches (Memory) Real-Time InfoCubes (open request) Real-Time InfoCubes (closed request) Standard InfoCubes Any Source Data Acquisiton SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BI © SAP 2007 / Page 42 .

BI Accelerator Architecture: Vertical Decomposition Classical DB stores tables by row Tuple1 Tuple2 Att1 Att2 Att3 Att4 Att5 BI Accelerator stores tables by column To find all instances of an attribute value: Go to the first row Check the attribute value Go to the next row Check the attribute value Repeat for each row in the table To find all instances of an attribute value: Go to the attribute column Read its row values If you don’t have a predefined index ready you can wait a long time … © SAP 2007 / Page 43 .

02 … Part.BI Accelerator Architecture: Horizontal Partitioning Index Part. 01 Metadata Automatic assignment to nodes TREX Services Fact Table Part. N Index Metadata Logical Index Server Index Metadata Physical Index Server Index Metadata Physical Index Server . 02 … Part.. N Large Tables Part.. 01 Part. Index Metadata Physical Index Server Storage © SAP 2007 / Page 44 Scenario: Adding a new node re-distribution BI Accelerator Monitor enables easy ..

BI Accelerator Architecture: Smart Compression Compression Dictionary-based compression Size of table keys significantly reduced Average compression as rule of thumb: 10 (Lab result) SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator can handle huge data volumes in main memory (without need for costly disk accesses) Note: only BIA index parts necessary for the query need to be loaded into main memory (Hybrid dynamic index) © SAP 2007 / Page 45 .

BI Accelerator Architecture: Summary BI Accelerator Queries Automatically join required indexes as specified in the BI Accelerator index Aggregate large amounts of data in parallel Restrict aggregated rows with boolean query expressions Process more than one boolean expression at once Compressed memory index Many million documents can fit in 1 GB memory Stores by column (not by row) Can split indexes horizontally for parallel processing Hybrid dynamic index Enables indexing of huge volumes of structured data Keeps only required columns in memory Very fast aggregation algorithm Exploits integer coding for max speed and min I/O Designed to run on latest blade servers and grid landscapes Optimizes usage of memory and cache resources Optimized for BI © SAP 2007 / Page 46 .

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storage system. network Software maintenance: OS or BIA patching Landscape changes: removing or adding blades Unplanned downtime of hardware components One or more blades Storage Switches. earthquake. controller etc. .. destroyed index Disaster Recovery Severe hardware failures Natural hazards (fire.Ensuring Service Level Agreements – 1 – Scenarios Scheduled maintenance work Hardware maintenance: blade.) or terrorism © SAP 2007 / Page 48 .. Backup and Recovery Software errors: corrupt files.

RAID-5 to ensure operation after failure of one disk (in the disk array) Optional spare blade(s) – Automatic activation of backup blade and automatic re-distribution of index after failure (during BIA downtime. 1.Ensuring Service Level Agreements – 2 – SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Features High Availability Redundant hardware components: power supply. switches. 1097529 and 1094309 Backup and Recovery Synchronous BIA backup/recovery Disaster Tolerance Switch-over Further information SAP Developer Network – SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence BI Accelerator BI Accelerator (BIA) High Availability (PDF. queries go directly to the database) Standard fallback to database if BIA is unavailable Email alert SAP Notes 940635. controller etc.3 MB) SAP Note 984034 © SAP 2007 / Page 49 .

Backup / Recovery Backup / Recovery Scenarios Severe hardware issues with the BI accelerator Logical errors Point-in-time recovery of the BI database (e.) Also usable when switching to new BIA hardware use recovery instead of re-indexing Concept Backup of BIA files using synch points that are also kept in BI to ensure consistent recovery Independent from HW provider Note: BIA recovery is not a point-in-time recovery. load of wrong data.g. but automatically recovers to the latest available point-in-time in the BI database Status In Pilot phase Planned release in Q3 / 2008 © SAP 2007 / Page 50 . database corrupt. unintentional deletion etc.

~ 1 minute Data loads to BIA are automatically on hold during exports Unique ID for exported data set ID and a timestamp are determined and stored in BI Exported data can be saved on any storage © SAP 2007 / Page 51 .Backup / Recovery Details – Backup Backup Export all committed data in the BIA server at a given time New data in the BIA is copied to backup files at defined snapshot times Expected export runtime depends on the export frequency and the amount of data written between two exports .

Backup / Recovery Details – Recovery Restore Scenarios: 1. Changed masterdata indexes must be rebuilt Re-indexing is reduced to the absolute minimum Runtime of the recovery process depends on the backup frequency and the data changes between two backups BI accelerator is available again and in-sync with BI database © SAP 2007 / Page 52 . new requests in fact indexes). Deltas are derived whenever possible (e. 2. Problem with the BIA Problem with the BI fix problem or move to another BIA hardware point-in-time recovery of BI database Procedure Import a saved export to a BI accelerator – Must be older than the BI database restore in case of a point-in-time recovery Recovery Trigger recovery process for BI accelerator in the NetWeaver BI system from the BIA monitor Data loads to the BIA are automatically on hold during imports BI checks ID of the export data set and the related timestamp – – – Unchanged indexes in the BIA remain untouched.g.

Backup / Recovery Example 1 Example 1: BIA Crash BI Backup Data Load Rollup Data Load Rollup Restore Backup Delta BI Accelerator Backup Backup BIA Crash Time BIA crashes Fix hardware problem Restore BIA Automatic recovery to the current BI status © SAP 2007 / Page 53 .

Backup / Recovery Example 2 Example 2: BI Crash BI Point-in-time Backup recovery Data Load Rollup Manual Recovery Data Load Rollup BI Crash BI Accelerator Restore Backup Backup Manual Recovery Backup Time BI crashes Fix hardware problem Apply point-in-time recovery of BI database Restore BIA Automatic recovery to the current BI status Manual recovery of BI and BIA status © SAP 2007 / Page 54 .

) Concept Redundant data center (including redundant BIA appliance) Synchronous mirroring Different concepts per hardware vendor – HP: integration into cluster manager. reconfiguration via script after switch-over – IBM: GPFS-based switch-over using BIA master-/backup-server concept Status Offering by hardware partner Currently in pilot phase Planned for Q3 2008 (after successful pilots per HW vendor) © SAP 2007 / Page 55 . power outage.Disaster Tolerance Switch-over Hardware-Based Switch-Over Concept Scenarios One data center fails (due to fire. terrorist attack etc. earthquake.

Disaster Tolerance Switch-over HP Concept HP Concept 2 independent landscapes Switch is triggered by a script Mounts standby landscape and changes index configuration (e. hostnames) SAP NetWeaver BI Database Mirroring M-Blade M-Blade M-Blade M-Blade B-Blade B-Blade PROXY SAP NetWeaver BI Database Blade Blade Blade B-Blade B-Blade Mirroring Blade * Storage System SAP NetWeaver BIA Appliance Storage System SAP NetWeaver BIA Appliance Data Center 1 Switch over Convert Index Configuration (* depending HW partner) Data Center 2 © SAP 2007 / Page 56 .g.

Disaster Tolerance Switch-over IBM Concept IBM Concept Master in Data Center 1. GPFS via SAN Storage System SAP NetWeaver BIA Appliance Data Center 1 Data Center 2 © SAP 2007 / Page 57 .g. Slave in Data Center 2 Strong network connection One mount point GPFS via SAN no real switch SAP NetWeaver BI Database Mirroring / Cluster SAP NetWeaver BI Database Fa il u re M-Blade M-Blade M-Blade M-Blade One landscape / network B-Blade B-Blade B-Blade B-Blade Storage System SAP NetWeaver BIA Appliance Mirroring e.

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Overview BIA Appliance BIA Configuration & Administration SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator in Detail Service Level Agreements Roadmap
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SAP NetWeaver BI – Roadmap for BI Accelerator

High Performance BI

Existing Solution SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator PREMIUM
Accelerator for InfoCube Read Times Low Cost of Operations High Availability / Backup & Recovery

2008
Optimized BusinessObjects Webl integration on top of SAP NetWeaver BI/BIA BusinessObjects Polestar integration: Self-Service BI based on search paradigm

2009/2010
Analytic Capabilities (e.g. top n) DataStore Object Acceleration Seamless integration with SAP’s next generation advanced analysis client (code-named Pioneer) Standalone BIA for sourceindependent acceleration via Business Objects Agile BI: Local and sourceindependent innovation space for departments

Key Points Turn-key solution for BI performance Breaking down the barrier between structural flexibility and performance Commodity hardware based appliance
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SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Roadmap – 1 – BusinessObjects Polestar
BusinessObjects Polestar and SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator – a perfect match
Easy, intuitive information exploration and analysis for business users Bring self-service BI for business and casual users Get fast facts and answer investigative questions Explore and understand new data sources and unexamined parts of the business No need to understand the data, where it's located, or how it's structured Rely on proven performance and scalability of SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator

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SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Roadmap – 2 – DataStore Object Index HybridProvider Ensures real-time information Combines latest OLTP delta with strategic data kept in a BIA store Optionally bypassing InfoCube database persistency BIA index on (standard) DataStore Objects Avg. response time OLTPBI-based OLTP-based based Analytics Analytics BI-based Analytics Analytics SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Real-Time Query HybridProvider Traditional behavior 1% Real-Time Data 99% Transactional Delta Real-Time Update InfoCube w/ BI Accelerator <1 min latency data latency Typical Synchronization Frequency: 24 Hours © SAP 2007 / Page 61 OLTP .

Planning Capabilities Enhanced Lifecycle Management Live Update (*) preliminary Codename © SAP 2007 / Page 62 Pioneer (*) Web Intelligence Polestar … BusinessObjects BI Platform Calculation Engine Index Aggregation Engine SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator / Newton (*) Data Integrator Business Warehouse (Inbound) Universe BO Enterprise SAP NetWeaver BI . ERP source) ‘Universe Accelerator’ Light-weight modeling Analytic Capabilities Top N/Bottom N Count distinct MultiProvider aggregation Etc.SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Roadmap – 3 – From BIA to BI Server Appliance / Newton (*) BI Server Appliance / Newton (*) Stand-alone Analytic Engine Source-agnostic Deployable on any source (data warehouse.

reliable & scalable environment for rapid business insight and innovation Propagate new proven models back into production Innovation Business Warehouse Production Reporting Production BI Appliance Change Model Model New model Explore new models ERP2005 data © SAP 2007 / Page 63 .SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Roadmap – 4 – From BIA to BI Server Appliance / Newton (*) Agile Business Intelligence Source-agnostic Access data models from production Simple modeling environment for changing and extending models Central maintenance and governance Local innovation spaces for departments Safe.

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator Roadmap – 5 – Newton (*) & BusinessObjects Pioneer (*) State-of-the art analytic engine and SAP’s next-generation advanced analysis client Combines intuitive data analysis with powerful in-memory analytic engine Tight integration of analytic engine and Client Currency conversion Constant selection Time dependant hierarchies … High Speed Analysis on any data source Pioneer for web and for Microsoft Excel BO Enterprise Version NetWeaver Version Pioneer (*) BI Consumer Service (*) preliminary Codename Calculation Engine Index Aggregation Engine SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator / Newton (*) Data Integrator Business Warehouse (Inbound) Universe BO Enterprise © SAP 2007 / Page 64 SAP NetWeaver BI .

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator & Business Objects SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator for high performance BI at lowest operation costs Without changing the BI user experience (transparent to users) WebI XCelsius Crystal PoleStar Calculation BusinessObjects Enterprise BusinessObjects Enterprise BIA BIA Newton (*) Calculation Data Marts Data Integrator Business Warehouse DataStore Objects InfoSets SAP Business Suite (Inbound) Universe SAP NetWeaver BI © SAP 2007 / Page 65 BO Enterprise .

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