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SAP Analytics Cloud Integration with S4 on premise

SAP Analytics cloud (formerly BOBJ Cloud / Cloud for Analytics) is SaaS packaged Analytics solution. The tool is capable of analytics, planning and predictive with R integration.

Last week  we successfully configured analytics cloud with on premise sap application for one of our customers. Below is the detailed architecture over over-view of the integration

Components

S4 1610 Fp02 On-prem, BOBJ 4.2, BW4 and HANA 2.0. All the applications are running on amazon virtual private cloud .

SAP Analytics cloud connection type

  • Import
  • Direct
  • Reverse Proxy

Import Connection – Requires SAP Cloud connector , the data connection is not live , cannot be usefull for live stream data

Direct – Using the standara INA services in SAP application, Analytics cloud will directly connect to source systems. Requires to open up the ports to cloud

Reverse Proxy – making use of a web server paths  in a DMZ layer, Live data connections can be created . we used apache as a web-server for this setup

 

Live Data connection using reverse proxy

 

High level configuration steps

  • 1 – Install apache on the server
  • 2- Configure SSL for the web server ( default port 443)
  • 3 – Configure Proxy paths with redirection to backend SAP systems ( BW, S/4 , HANA and BOBJ* are supported)
  • 4 – Configure the default path route to your cloud tenant

*Additional installation and config is required for tomcat

**SAML SSO is supported

 Final Working Demo 




Thanks
Karthik