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 among different applications and systems both in the cloud and on premises, organizations spend countless resources extracting, rebuilding, and integrating their data.
When organizations fully harness the power of their data, they become enterprises that use it to innovate faster, create new revenue streams, and adapt to unanticipated changes.
At SAP, we know the opportunity to capture and use data strategically has never been more paramount. Today, we’re taking a significant step forward — along with other leaders in our industry — to enable customers to simplify their data landscape and unleash the power of business data.
Announcing SAP Datasphere
We are excited to announce SAP Datasphere, a comprehensive data service built on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) that enables every data professional to deliver seamless and scalable access to mission-critical business data. With a unified experience for data integration, data cataloging, semantic modeling, data warehousing, data federation, and data virtualization, SAP Datasphere enables data professionals to easily distribute mission-critical business data — with business context and logic preserved — across the data landscape.
SAP Datasphere is the next generation of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. We have kept all the capabilities that 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 product environment today and can continue running their workloads without disruption — no migration necessary.
SAP Datasphere offers a range of benefits for businesses to enhance their data strategies.
Access Authoritative Data
SAP Datasphere provides a direct line to mission-critical business data and metadata – and the critical relationship between them – from SAP applications. It makes it effortless for data professionals to solve complex business semantic modeling requirements via the new SAP Datasphere Analytic Model. This capability provides accelerated time-to-value by automatically reusing the semantical definitions and associations from SAP applications, simplifying the steps data professionals must take to deliver mission-critical business data across their organization. We have also made it easier to automatically discover, manage, and govern your data with SAP Datasphere Catalog. Additionally, cataloging data stored in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Datasphere will be provided at no additional charge.
Enrich All Data Projects
SAP Datasphere enables organizations to combine all their data and implement transformations that help ensure everyone is always working off the same data. It supports both data federation and new fast data replication, offering powerful options to combine data sources and harmonize heterogeneous data into a business semantic model of customers’ diverse data landscapes. Access to industry data is now even easier with SAP Datasphere Marketplace, which has more than 3,000 curated data sets that can be acquired at the touch of a button to quickly enrich data projects with topical, trusted data. Moreover, we are announcing partnerships with industry-leading open data partners to closely integrate their data and artificial intelligence (AI) platforms with SAP Datasphere to enable customers to combine SAP data with other data sources unlike ever before.