SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA): Are the benefits worth the cost?

In a searchSAP.com story, editor Courtney Bjorlin reports that many users are upset about the cost of improving SAP NetWeaver BW performance with its BW Accelerator. In the article, Dolphin’s CEO Werner Hopf offers insight into how to assess your own needs for speeding up queries, and into the need to make your choices in the context of your company’s information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy. The article states:

“BWA is a necessary ingredient once you reach a certain size,” Hopf said, “but implementing ILM and archiving can dramatically improve query performance. A good strategy is to implement nearline storage first and then decide whether query performance justifies a BWA purchase. Organizations may find they can postpone a BWA purchase, or, when using nearline in conjunction with a BWA, at least reduce the sizing of BWA, he said. BWA and Dolphin’s work can also be complementary solutions, where a customer using a BWA can lower the total cost of ownership and maintain performance by incorporating nearline storage.”
Learn more about Dolphin’s approach to speeding up SAP NetWeaver BW querieswhile containing cost and riskhere.

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SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA): Are the benefits worth the cost?

In a searchSAP.com story, editor Courtney Bjorlin reports that many users are upset about the cost of improving SAP NetWeaver BW performance with its BW Accelerator. In the article, Dolphin’s CEO Werner Hopf offers insight into how to assess your own needs for speeding up queries, and into the need to make your choices in the context of your company’s information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy. The article states:

“BWA is a necessary ingredient once you reach a certain size,” Hopf said, “but implementing ILM and archiving can dramatically improve query performance. A good strategy is to implement nearline storage first and then decide whether query performance justifies a BWA purchase. Organizations may find they can postpone a BWA purchase, or, when using nearline in conjunction with a BWA, at least reduce the sizing of BWA, he said. BWA and Dolphin’s work can also be complementary solutions, where a customer using a BWA can lower the total cost of ownership and maintain performance by incorporating nearline storage.”

Learn more about Dolphin’s approach to speeding up SAP NetWeaver BW querieswhile containing cost and riskhere.