WFT Cloud to Migrate SAP Data Warehouses to SAP’s HANA Platform


WFT Cloud introduced a new offering to help companies migrate their existing implementations of the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) application to run on the SAP HANA® platform in a private cloud managed by WFT Cloud. With SAP NetWeaver BW running over SAP HANA (SAP’s in-memory platform), companies can achieve highly accelerated data loading, query runtimes and planning functions and at the same time benefit from reduced layers and simplified data modeling and remodeling.

The service by WFT Cloud includes an upgrade at no additional charge of the customer’s existing implementation of SAP NetWeaver BW to version 7.3, and the design, build and migration of the customer’s existing BW landscape to run on SAP HANA in the cloud. This bundled solution is applicable with a 3-year HyperCare contract and will be available on a virtual private cloud within WFT Cloud or an on-premise private cloud. The HyperCare service covers:

  • Starting and stopping the system
  • System configuration
  • License management
  • User provisioning
  • Monitoring (performance, memory usage, disk usage, alert situations)

Many companies running SAP NetWeaver BW on an RDBMS are considering migrating to the HANA platform. Hypercare seeks to help such companies with implementation, design, build, and migration phases to minimize any possible business disruption. The WFT Cloud service is also cost-effective with backup and recovery options. Customers are provided with a direct connection to the SAP support infrastructure.

“We anticipate that nearly 60% of today’s installations of SAP NetWeaver BW will move to SAP NetWeaver powered by SAP HANA by 2017. SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA is very popular with customers. Aspirations are very high. We aim to make that transition seamless for customers.” – Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO of WFT Cloud.