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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

SAP BI Architecture


Explanation :   SAP BI as an Data Warehousing solution has the below listed layers  in it.

  • Extraction, Transformation and Load (ETL) layer - responsible for extracting data from a specific source, applying transformation rules, and loading it into the Data Warehouse Area.
  • Data Warehouse Area - responsible for storing the information in various types of structures (e.g. Data Store Objects, InfoObjects and multidimensional structures called InfoCubes that follows star schema design).
  • Reporting - for accessing the information in data warehouse area and presenting it in a user-friendly manner to the analyst or business user.
  • Planning and analysis - Provides capabilities for the user to run simulations and perform tasks such as demand over a period of time or spend on sector.

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