SAP Data Services 4 and SAP HANA
This lesson provides an overview of data acquisition using SAP Data Services.
In this scenario, you want to load data into HANA from various sources but there is not much need for real time data acquisition.
Data Services is an engine to load data into SAP HANA.
It is an ETL tool which connects SAP and non SAP sources to SAP HANA. It can bring data to HANA from any type of source.
There can be any type of target database for SAP Data Services. SAP HANA is one of them.
It is possible to first replicate metadata information of source tables via Data Services into HANA modeler.
SAP Data Services Architecture
It consists of following components:
Job server: server for running batch jobs
Access server: Server for running real time jobs
Designer: Developer client
Message client library: Programmable client interface
Management console: Central browser based application to manage and administer data services.
Console runs of java.
You can use either Information services or Business intelligence platform to run management console.
Repositories: Repositories are used to store all data services specific metadata (jobs, dataflows, datastore definition).
Note: Repository is not used to store business data