Monday, January 21, 2019

Hadoop Connections for SAP Analytics Cloud

If you are introducing SAP Analytics Cloud, you will need to make some very important decisions about data connectivity.

In the best of all possible worlds, the adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud might include the transfer of all data to HANA, and there would be no connectivity issues with which to contend. However, very few of us live in that world, so we need to find ways to connect to data where it currently resides.

One of your impending decisions is whether to use live data or acquired data. Acquired data is copied to SAP Analytics Cloud and is static, meaning that it must be updated or synchronized with the source data in order to incorporate changes. Acquired data is well suited to historical analysis, but not for dynamic data sets.

Live data is real-time, requires no data replication, keeps your data behind the corporate firewall, and allows you to leverage complex models and calculations in the source system

Perhaps you already have a Big Data solution in place using Hadoop. Apache Hadoop provides a scalable framework for distributed processing and storage of large data sets on clusters of commoditized computers. Hadoop is generally valued for its relative low-cost, as well as its speed, parallel computing power, fault tolerance, and flexibility.

The APOS Live Data Gateway solution provides live data connectivity between SAP Analytics Cloud to a variety of non-SAP data sources, including a number of Hadoop configurations:

The APOS Live Data Gateway connects to the Hadoop management platform via JDBC or ODBC driver. Drivers are specific to the platform and the type of query engine you are using.

Unlock live data. Check out the full list of data sources for which the APOS Live Data Gateway provides support.

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