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Recap of the BIW – ETL Process The most important part of any Business Information Warehouse (BIW) or Data Warehousing is a process of extraction, transformation and loading of the data from different source systems that are able to provide data which are relevant to a business organization. This data is mainly from its core applications that are used by the business units to execute the enterprise business processes across them. The ETL is also a Strategy about how data from different known source systems can be extracted, transformed and loaded into the BIW or data-warehouse system which then can be used for designing queries, reports and dashboards to enable the business to make decision at different level of the organization (Top Level, Middle Level and Operational Level). (a) extracting data from outside sources, (b) transforming it to fit business needs, and ultimately (c) loading it into the data warehouse Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is mega data mart where all the data from various source systems get consolidated and let the other data marts within other systems use it by pushing the relevant into these data marts through ETL process. So EDW can be a data provider (like any other source system) to various data marts, decision support system applications, data-mining or exploration warehouse applications ETL Concept:

Components: (a) (b) (c) (d) Source Systems Data Source (PSA – Persistent Staging Area) Transformation Loading

Source Systems can be one or more of these which can become the initiation of the data for the SAP BIW (a) SAP Source – SAP ERP, CRM, SRM, PLM (b) Relational Source – Relational Databases: MS-SQL, ORACLE, DB2, INFORMIX, SYBASE (c) Multi-dimensional Source – These are especially other business information warehouse (BIW) systems or BI systems such as Hyperion by Oracle based on ESSBASE, OBIEE by Oracle COGNOS by IBM, (d) Legacy…...

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