Is SAP Datasphere the Key to Unlocking Your Data Estate’s Potential?

3 min read
May 10, 2023

Context and Introduction

In the last few decades, organizations have invested billions in data architecture—all to improve decision-making. However, many of these initiatives have failed to deliver the expected value. The primary reason has been the inability of businesses to maintain context while extracting and replicating.

In today’s fast-paced business environment, making sense of data can be overwhelming. Thankfully, SAP has you covered with its latest innovation, SAP Datasphere. This technology simplifies your life by seamlessly integrating, cataloging, modeling, and virtualizing data from various sources, including SAP and non-SAP systems.

To achieve true digital transformation, organizations must have seamless access to their mission-critical business data, no matter where it resides. Yet, with data landscapes distributed across different applications and systems in the cloud and on-premise, organizations spend significant resources extracting, rebuilding, and integrating their data. Harnessing the power of data allows organizations to innovate faster, create new revenue streams, and adapt to unforeseen changes.


Introducing SAP Datasphere

SAP Datasphere is a comprehensive data service built on the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) that empowers every data professional to deliver seamless and scalable access to mission-critical business data. With a unified experience for data integration, cataloging, semantic modeling, data warehousing, data federation, and data virtualization, SAP Datasphere enables data professionals to distribute mission-critical business data easily—preserving business context and logic across the data landscape.

SAP Datasphere is the next generation of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. SAP has retained all the capabilities customers love using today and added new capabilities that enhance the discovery, modeling, and distribution of mission-critical business data. Existing SAP Data Warehouse Cloud customers will automatically see the new functionalities in their production environment and can continue running their workloads without disruption.

Enrich All of Your Data Projects

SAP Datasphere enables organizations to combine all their data and implement transformations, ensuring everyone is constantly working with the same data. It supports data federation and new fast data replication, offering powerful options to combine data sources and harmonize heterogeneous data into a semantic business model of customers’ diverse data landscapes.

Simplifying the Data Landscape

SAP Datasphere runs in every cloud and against hybrid environments. This flexibility allows data professionals to have secure access to all their data no matter where it resides. It also enables customers to maximize their on-premise investments, such as SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW.) SAP Datasphere’s BW Bridge allows for the reuse of SAP BW models and connectors, providing a transition path to the public cloud for SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BW/4HANA customers. Once data is integrated, harmonized, and improved in SAP Datasphere, data professionals can use SAP Datasphere Spaces—a feature to organize, group, and manage data and control visibility and collaboration levels—to create “virtual workspaces.” These virtual workspaces can then be delivered to data consumers that rely on packaged data, such as marketing, sales, supply chain, partner data, and AI teams.


SAP Datasphere in Summary

One of the key benefits of SAP Datasphere is its ease of use. Its intuitive interface and simplified workflows make it easy for users of all skill levels to collect, integrate, and analyze data. With its cloud-based deployment, there’s no need to worry about setting up and maintaining infrastructure—it’s all taken care of for you! Datasphere is also highly scalable, capable of handling large amounts of data without compromising performance. It provides robust data security features, including data encryption, access controls, and compliance certifications, ensuring your data remains safe and secure.

Accessing and using data from disparate systems and locations—across cloud providers, data vendors, and on-premises systems—has been a complex challenge. Customers have had to extract data from original sources and export it to a central location, losing critical business context along the way and recapturing it only through ongoing, dedicated IT projects and manual effort. SAP Datasphere eliminates this hidden data tax, enabling customers to build a business data fabric architecture that quickly delivers meaningful data with business context and logic intact.


Get started with SAP Datasphere today

With SAP Datasphere, Pythian can increase the value we bring to clients. This enables our team to leverage the capabilities of our SAP practice alongside our analytics and insight partners. Finally, we can bring our top capabilities to the table, both inside and outside of the SAP ecosystem, regardless of the technologies our clients rely upon.

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