Short podcast with Todd Morrison from TechTarget on SAP's announcements from TechEd Bangalore regarding developer engagement and the new River development platform.
Wow, that was a lot of acronyms. This is an article walking through the impact of BW NLS with Sybase IQ and new HANA updates.
Article discussing one way to think about the performance tradeoffs to be considered when developing applications. How close to the database do you want to be?
An article for SearchSAP.com based on some of my experiences getting SAP's Data Services and Business Warehouse to work together. Data Services 4.0 and BW 7.3 provide some nice advantages in inter-operability over previous versions, but there are still some confusing issues.
I joined the Diversified Semantic Layer gang for a wide-ranging discussion about SAP's multiple things-that-look-like-semantic-layers and our dreams for the future.
A pretty wide-ranging survey of the SAP BI ecosystem to which I contributed analysis. This is a followup to the 2011 version of this same survey, so there are some interesting insights on change over time as well as information on product adoption and the types of struggles that organizations face around BI.
Free registration required to view the report.
A quick overview of the required versions of BW for use with BI 4.0, some thoughts on staying up to date on support packs, and why you want to go to BW 7.3x. Part of Eric Vallo's 10-part series on getting to BI 4.0.
A discussion of SAP's BI stack. The stack has developed weaknesses in mobile, visualization, and other areas, but there are still compelling advantages to going with a primarily single-vendor/stack approach to BI. Includes some advice on how to do this but patch over the flaws with 3rd-party solutions.