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1. What it’s for?

- Data warehousing
- Support cloud
- BI: Business Intelligence
o Reporting/Analytics
o ETL – Extraction, Transformation, Loading
o Data warehouse
o Business Objects
2. Consist of OLAP-Online Analytical Processing (BI 4.1:-BOBJ, BPC 10.0, SSM) and OLTP-Online
Transaction Processing (SAP ECC, FF CSV, DB, MDB-Multidimensional db)-> using PULL method
while XML is using PUSH method.


BW 7.4





3. Using Greenfield and Brownfield approach

a. Brown field is an existing industrial (or mined / built) area that is being re-built for a new
b. Green field is a new site not previously used for an industrial purpose.
4. Latest version of BW is 7.4.
5. NW Stack
a. Layer 1: Application Platform – consist of Java & ABAP
b. Layer 2: Information Exchange – using PI( interface or uses connector for Banking to
communicate with ECC)
c. Layer 3: Information Layer – consist of BI & MDM
d. Layer 4: User Presentation – using Mobile(support Android, iOS & BB), Enterprise
Collaboration, Portal
NW Stack

Layer 4: User Presentation

Layer 3: Info Layer
Layer 2: Info Exchange
Layer 1: App Platform

6. T-code is RSA1.

CUBE-aggregated data at data migration layer

DSO-detailed data at EDW layer (data source object)
Info source-optional (non-storage) – has currency conversion – mostly data cleansing
DS/PSA*BW layer-----mirror to SAP ECC
ECC layer (data from GL table, SD transaction etc.)

7. Uses either ETL or Informatica as extractors.

8. Info providers:
- Info cube -> Multidimensional data structure, aggregator, view, slice & dice reporting
- DSO objects -> flat table Physical (detailed view)
- Master Data Info objects
- Info sets (slower)
o Join – Equi Join & Left outer join Logical
- Multi providers – Union (faster)
9. Types of info cubes: standard (load ONLY-from ECC), transactional cube (loading & planning-
mainly BPC).
10. Types of DSO objects: standard (mostly used), transactional and write-optimized.
11. Master Data info objects: - have attributes, texts and hierarchy.
12. Logical is a combination of more info providers: info cubes, DSO and info objects.