SAP BW Bridge makes it possible to integrate different sources for use in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Firstly, data from sources can be persisted via ETL. Data sources, transformations and data transfer processes are used here. Secondly, SAP BW Bridge makes it possible to directly access data from sources, without physically storing the data in a warehouse.
Available sources here comprise systems with ODP functionality, where data are accessed via an ODP data replication API. Source systems not capable of ODP are connected directly to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.
Two central tools are available for working with SAP BW Bridge:
- BW modelling via Eclipse – for data acquisition and modelling
- SAP BW Bridge Cockpit – for administration and operation (for example, monitoring of process chains and InfoProvider administration)