Data is in the air!
With every click and swipe on our device, we generate & consume data at an exponentially accelerating pace.
“In 2021, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data were created every day. And is predicted to inflate around 94 zettabytes in 2022.” – Forbes
That’s a whopping number!
The real business value lies in gathering all data droplets as continuous data streams by establishing a cohesive cloud data landscape. And that’s a hectic task for all businesses!
SAP BW, once a satisfactory data warehouse is letting its customers down with end-of-life announcement, rigidity, and intensive proficiency requirements. SAP customers are obliged to make the move to its native cloud products such as DWC (Data Warehouse Cloud), in combination with BW, HANA cloud, HANA Data Lake, and so on. But many SAP cloud customers have trouble with its
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Even though SAP boasts several features of its modern cloud data warehouse, you must have a deeper look into the capital expenditure, timeline, efforts, planning, and outcomes of this SAP HANA migration. Of course, you’ll offload some of the operational burdens while migrating to SAP DWC & HANA suite, but you’ll be entangled to pay for a complex, fragile, rigid data architecture that needs to be refactored again in the upcoming years for business sustainability.
All the complexities and inefficiency of SAP data warehouse (on-premises/ cloud) pivot to the need for data warehouse migration. While switching to the cloud data platform, you’ll have to consider features such as computational elasticity, near-zero operational burden, scalability, cloud-agnostic, cost-efficiency, envisioning data democratization, the integrity of third-party tools, automated governance, and so on!
And the future-first cloud data platform that encompasses all these highlights is Snowflake!
Snowflake renders the cloud benefits such as alleviating operational burden, cost-efficiency, scalability, computational elasticity, and much more. Also, Snowflake offers a cloud-agnostic and secure data warehouse solution which is critical for modern businesses!
Let’s tap into Snowflake benefits much deeper!
Mix and match all your enterprise data from on-premises, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), SAP, and non-SAP systems by establishing Snowflake as your center-of-excellence (COE). In addition to different source touch points, Snowflake supports the ingestion of various data formats such as unstructured, semi-structured, and structured. This helps organizations in escaping from vendor lock-in and preserve the hybrid business landscape.
In short, the gravitational centering of business data in Snowflake offers:
By now, you may be reviewing the performance aspect of Snowflake as you’re planning to dump all your enterprise data in a single platform!
Worry not! Snowflake has its unique independent architecture to handle “n” number of data workloads concurrently!
Handle your business datasets with ease by leveraging the architectural simplicity of Snowflake. The unique architecture of Snowflake lets storage & compute resources operate independently. With this revolutionary workload isolation, users can concurrently run “n” number of data workloads in Snowflake platform. This means a user can ingest data in one virtual warehouse, other can perform data transformations, and another one can handle data modeling, machine learning, and business intelligence simultaneously with efficient performance.
Snowflake is designed to handle the huge volume, velocity & variety of enterprise datasets & workloads. Now that Snowflake wins in terms of velocity & variety with its unique architecture & gravitational centering, does it adapt to the huge data volume at scale?
The answer is “YES!”
Scale up and scale down your storage & compute resources as per demands with Snowflake data platform. For instance, when your organization plans for tedious production activities or massive data operations, you can scale up the computational resources on-demand without any throttles or license upgrades. And once the activity is done, you can scale down the compute resources and pay only for the resources you use!
Snowflake offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model that bills storage as terabytes per month and compute resources on a per-second basis. Also, if you plan and pre-purchase the storage capacity, you can save around 50% of the cost. As a whole, be it a small, medium, or large enterprise, the Snowflake storage cost would range from $50-$100.
Snowflake has another exciting pocket-saving feature for data transfers!
Share business datasets with partners, vendors, and other stakeholders effortlessly with Snowflake Data Exchange Platform at zero cost within the same cloud platform & region. This data sharing feature is facilitated for both Snowflake community & non-Snowflake users. For non-Snowflake users, you can create a reader account and share the live data accessibility with ease.
Isn’t it easy to govern the single copy of enterprise data that’s spread across the stakeholders?
YES! With Snowflake, data security becomes hassle-free too!
Adhering to stringent, industry-specific data governance policies is no more a struggle for organizations. Snowflake handles the data encryption, replication across cloud centers, security compliances such as HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, and SOC2 Type II certifications and much more security aspects of your data in storage & transit.
With the single data copy in Snowflake COE, you can effortlessly govern one data model & share the views of live data with stakeholders for data democratization.
Would these piling new-age features also increase the workload of your support teams? Never!
Eliminate the need for housekeeping of data such as capacity management, performance tuning, micro-partitioning, compression, resource scaling with Snowflake platform. By switching from SAP to Snowflake, you can experience a future-first data landscape that has no downtime, no four-hour maintenance every week, no shutdown for scalability, no latency, and much more!
Unlike other data migrations, SAP BW/SAP DWC/SAP HANA suite to Snowflake migration is not a simple lift & shift. Envisioning data democratization, matured data model, and analytics maturity, you need to migrate & refactor all the legacy calculation views, analytic views, info cubes, and ABAP programs from SAP to Snowflake.
Even though you may find equivalent components of SAP BW & HANA to Snowflake objects, it needs complete reengineering with cognitive solutions as per your business model!
Don’t fret about the planning, efforts, technical expertise this migration project would bring in! We help you in surpassing all these inherent challenges in the SAP to Snowflake migration with a streamlined migration roadmap and intellectual assets!
We can help you experiment with your POC Snowflake cloud data strategy before investing your capital and showcase the business benefits, success factors & so on!
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