New version of SAP BW powered by SAP HANA is the presentation “SAP Net Weaver BW 7.3 - Overview and Roadmap” which describes SAP BW's use of In Memory technology and highlights SAP BW on top of SAP HANA as the underlying In Memory Database. Customers will benefit from a performance boost for data load processes, planning capabilities, a BWA like query performance and simplified data modeling.
SAP BW includes many enhancements that came from direct customer feedback during the early ramp-up period of SAP BW 7.3 powered by SAP HANA. In this context, additional integration scenarios have been added between SAP BW on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Data Mart use-cases for further flexibility as well as to enable the “Not-active” data concept for optimized RAM sizing and lower TCO. It also includes support for converting existing SPOs to SAP HANA-optimized DSOs and InfoCubes and partitioning of Write-Optimized DSOs.