For acceleration one can use BW Accelerator
For Hyper Acceleration once can use HANA stand-alone or put your BW on HANA.
We have been hearing and implementing Real-Time Analytics for long now. But now we ae faced with what 'True-Real-Time-Analytics as all about.
SO BW is here to stay and if you look a little closer it is only becoming stronger.
- HANA reports can be deployed by SQL, BW or BOBJ. SO BW Becomes stringer
- BO Reports from ECC can be only deployed via BW. So BW becomes stronger
- BW Reports ae the foundation for all BOBJ SAP reporting and analytics. SO BW becomes stronger
- WebI and Crystal reports from SAP apps can no longer go via universes, only direct BW.
- Need we say more...
- A lot of companies cannot afford BW Accelerators. So we should assume a lot of companies may not be able to afford HANA
- If everyone cannot afford HANA then SAP is not going to shut down BW as their data warehouse
- SAP can never mandate that all customers must HENCEFORTH get BW only on HANA. SO BW will remain as it is
- Infact a lot of customer may need BW Accelerator and not take the HANA jump so BW and BW Accelerator is here to stay