SQL Server 2014 Columnstore: Released for SAP BW

SAP generally released SQL Server 2014 for SAP NetWeaver two weeks ago as announced in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2015/03/11/sql-server-2014-now-released-by-sap-for-sap-netweaver-7-xx.aspx

As of last week, the SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Optimized Columnstore is generally available for all supported SAP BW releases. The required SAP BW Support Packages are described in detail in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2015/01/08/sql-server-column-store-for-sap-bw-status-and-release-planning.aspx

SQL Server 2014 Columnstore can now be used in three scenarios within SAP BW:

  • Read-Only Columnstore on the e-fact table of SAP BW cubes and aggregates in BW 7.x
  • Writeable Columnstore on f-fact and e-fact table of SAP BW cubes and aggregates in BW 7.x
  • Columnstore Optimized Flat Cube in BW 7.4

The documentation for the Columnstore in SAP BW is available at https://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-62873 and here:

The documentation for the Columnstore Optimized Flat Cube is available at http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-63091 and here: