Data provisioning involves importing data from multiple SAP and non-SAP system into SAP HANA.
In this article, we will be discussing about the different data provisioning techniques available for SAP HANA.
For HANA, we can divide the data provisioning options available into two categories, they are
- SAP HANA in-built tools
- External Tools
The below image gives us the pictorial representation of data provisioning techniques currently available to us for HANA.
SAP HANA in-built tools:
These are the data provisioning techniques that come in-built along with SAP HANA or as an additional option which doesn’t require a separate infrastructure to maintain.
- Flat File Upload
- Smart Data Streaming
- Smart Data Access (SDA)
Apart from in-built data provisioning tools, there are SAP certified tools which can be used to load data from different sources to HANA either in real-time or batch. Licensing is different for this tools and needs separate infrastructure to run these tools. They are
- SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT)
- SAP Replication Server (SRS)
- Direct Extractor Connection (DXC)
- SAP Data Services
In later chapters, we will learn more about these tools.