SAP Business Information Warehouse on the AS/400 System

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM Redbooks publication explores the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) on the AS/400 system. It takes a close look at the tasks and functions that are specific for the AS/400 environment, rather than the BW generic task. This book is designed to assist AS/400 technical specialists and SAP Basis consultants in implementing this technology.

As you read this book, you uncover valuable information that includes:

- Terminology and an overview of BW and AS/400 features
- The BW setup
- Recommendations for backup and recovery procedures
- Examples on how to load the BW with operational data from an online transactional processing (OLTP) system that runs a company’s day-to-day business (requires that you already understand BW administrator tasks related to the creation of a data warehouse in BW)
- Hints on how to improve the performance of the AS/400 BW system (assumes that you are fairly skilled in SAP R/3-AS/400 performance topics)
- Preliminary sizing recommendations based on tests and SAP recommendations

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Installation and set up
Chapter 3. Backup and recovery
Chapter 4. Loading the BW with data
Chapter 5. Performance
Chapter 6. Sizing considerations
Appendix A. Files used in the example of InfoCube data loading
Appendix B. RPG ILE preparation program


Publish Date
18 August 1999

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