Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New version of SAP BW: 7.20

-update February 24, 2010 - Kindly notice, that version 7.2 wasn't  released and is replaced by BW 7.3

Here’s an update to my previous post dedicated to history of SAP BW. After approximately 4 years we are going to have more significant version of BW of 7.x family. Here's brief version history of 7.x family:

·         SAP NetWeaver BW 7.00 - 1st major release of 7.x
·         SAP NetWeaver BW 7.01 (SAP NW BW7.0 EHP 1)
·         SAP NetWeaver BW 7.02 (SAP NW BW7.0 EHP 2)
·         SAP NetWeaver BW 7.10 (was special codeline for Business by Design (BBD or ByD) not released for customers)
         SAP NetWeaver BW 7.11 (SAP NW BW7.1 EHP 1)
·        SAP NetWeaver BW 7.20 -2nd major release of 7.x
·        SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 -2nd major release of 7.x, replaces BW 7.2

Version 7.20 is supposed to be released on 15th of Feb 2010 as part of SAP NetWeaver 7.2 which is in “Release to Customer” status as of December 2009. BW 7.20 is coming with a lot of new features. So what’s new in SAP BW 7.20?

Major topics:

·         Tighten integration of BW and BOBJ:
o    BOBJ Data Services XI 3.2 – is enabled as BW’s DataSource, can trigger BW’s process chain, can extract data from BW’s Open Hub
o    BOBJ Metadata Manager XI 3.2 – common metadata for BW and BOBJ products
3rd party databases as source systems for BW (Teradata & HP Neoview), reduced complexity and time needed to integrate data of those two DBs into BW
Data warehousing:
o    Semantic partitioning
o    DSOs - further performance optimization in scope of DSOs activation, remodeling tools
o    Enhancement of Near-Line Storage (NLS)
o    Flexibility in data flows – data flow copy tool, DTP copy tool! – finally
o    New technical business content for SAP NetWeaver BW Administration Cockpit
o    HybridProviders – Combines real-time information with historic data
o    Extended archiving – Data request archiving for DTP requests
o    New wizards for system setup – via web
Data extraction:
o    Generic delta capability
o    Automatic switch of InfoPackage from Init to Delta type
o    New DataSource Adapter Type “Web Service Pull”
o    Bulk loads of data into PSA, via BOBJ Data Integrator
Data staging:
o    improved hierarchies: Integration of hierarchies into flow, remote hierarchies
o    DTPs: fetch only the last request from a given source, referential integrity checks tor navigational attributes of target IO during the load of MD
o    Transformations: Semantic grouping possible in transformations, possibility to select the InfoObjects (fields) the user wants to use in a Start/End routine, Currency and unit conversion also available for DSO and InfoSource as targets, Navigation attributes of InfoCubes/DataStore objects can be used as source fields in transformation and as filter/select options in the DTP
o    Adjustment of process chain error handling, better PC monitring
o    Flexible deletion of PSA/Change Log
o    Multi Source System InfoPackage transport
o    Before Export Check
o    General search in Data Warehousing Workbench extended
o    Bulk Change function for authorizations
Further improvements within performance of BW-IP and BWA
New tool: SAP BOBJ Explorer

All details can be found at SDN presentation.

1 comment:

sap upgrades said...

Thanks for constantly updating the blog, I know that this post is from a while ago but sometimes it's important to see previous posts in order to make sense of things. Keep up the good work (: